|William Wellman in the 30s: One of Hollywood's True Mavericks!
William Wellman in the 30s: Three classic Depression-era films from one of Hollywood's true mavericks!
Wellman's early films offer a fascinating window into their times. Brisk, fast-paced and thought-provoking!
WILD BOYS OF THE ROAD (1933)
FRISCO JENNY (1933)
MIDNIGHT MARY (1933)
10am – 10-15 min lecture, 90min movie #1, discussion
12pm – lunch break (considering offer discussion thru lunch?)
12:45pm - 10-15 min lecture, 90min movie #2, discussion
2:15 pm – 10 min break
2:25 pm - 10-15 min lecture, 90min movie #3, discussion
Elliot Lavine programmed films for the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco from 1990 - 2014, including his annual "I Wake Up Dreaming" film noir film festivals which moved to the Castro in 2015. In 2010 he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle "for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir." This year he relocated to the Pacific Northwest but returns periodically to the Bay Area where he continues to offer film studies classes both for Stanford and OLLI.