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OLLI Film Club   

Curated from the best of classic Hollywood from the 1930s to 1960s, you screen and discuss films that represent multiple genres, including film noir, thrillers, musicals, comedies, Westerns, and war movies.  Discuss the stories told on film, stars and important directors. Your active participation is invited in this entertaining monthly gathering!

September 18: The Apartment (1960) Comedy-drama. Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray. Directed by Billy Wilder. Can an office drone (Lemmon) and an elevator girl (MacLaine) survive and even find love in a corporate Manhattan sea of sexual deception? “…not sure if it’s really a romantic comedy or a heartbreaking film about loneliness.  Maybe it’s both.” (BFI). Oscars for best film and best director.

October 16: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Sci-fi/horror.  Starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. Directed by Don Siegel. Odd behavior in a small California town turns out to be not mass hysteria but an extraterrestrial invasion.  A B-movie that punches well above its weight and is still considered one of the genre’s greatest movies ever.

November 20: The Maltese Falcon (1941) Film noir. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.  Directed by John Huston.  Mark November with this classic tale of greed and deception surrounding detective Sam Spade and the search for a valuable statuette.

December 11: The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Romantic comedy. Starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.  It’s dislike at first sight when Sullavan comes to work with salesman Stewart at a charming Budapest leather goods shop.  They don’t know that they have been falling in love as anonymous pen pals.
 

 
  • OLLI Film Club
  • This instructor-led course will be delivered remotely. Details will be provided.

    Class dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 11, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Fee: $35.00
    Dates: 9/18/2024 - 12/11/2024
    Times: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 4
    Building: Online
    Instructor: Joyce Lasch, Greg Barry, Suzi Godwin
 

  • OLLI Film Club
  • This instructor-led course will be delivered remotely. Details will be provided.

    Class dates: May 15, June 26,  July 17 and August 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m. 

  • Fee: $35.00
    Dates: 5/15/2024 - 8/21/2024
    Times: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 4
    Building: Online
    Instructor: Joyce Lasch, Greg Barry, Suzi Godwin
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