|September 19, 2007
WHO: Adults 55+
WHAT: Can participate in a free class/film series through the Gavilan College Department of Noncredit Instruction. Humanities 767, "Film Classics" is designed to study the facts, fantasy, history and trivia of classic and modern films. The background and history of each film and its performance will be compared and contrasted. This class is "open entry" meaning that participants do not have to attend all class sessions.
Instructor Grant Richards is a graduate of Gilroy High School and Gavilan College. He earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies at Chico State University, and a B.A. in English from Sacramento State University. He earned an M.A. in English form Sacramento State University. Richards teaches film history and film production at Gavilan College, including Film and Fiction (Engl. 2C), Introduction to the Cinema (Hum 3), American Cinema (Hum 4), and Approaches to Modern Cinema (Hum 10). He is also developing a Film Production major at the college and will be adding several more classes like Screenplay Writing, Foreign Cinema, and numerous Film Production classes.
WHERE and WHEN: Films will be screened at Morgan Hill Community Playhouse on Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., now through December 5.
HOW: Students may register in class, or may call in advance to (408) 848-4800, extension 5116.
Fall Movie Schedule:
Sept. 5th: The General (1927)—Buster Keaton
Sept. 12th: City Lights (1931)—Charlie Chaplin
Sept. 19th: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)—Frank Capra / James Stewart / Jean Arthur
Sept. 26th: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)—John Ford / Henry Fonda
Oct. 10th: The Philadelphia Story (1940)—George Cukor / Katharine Hepburn / Cary Grant / Jimmy Stewart
Oct. 17th: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)—John Huston / Humphrey Bogart / Walter Huston
Oct. 24th: All About Eve (1950)—Joseph L. Mankiewicz / Bette Davis / Anne Baxter / Marilyn Monroe
Oct. 31st: Vertigo (1958)—Alfred Hitchcock / Kim Novak
Nov. 7th: Dr. Strangelove (1963)—Stanley Kubrick / Peter Sellers / George C. Scott
Nov. 14th: My Fair Lady (1964)—George Cukor / Audrey Hepburn / Rex Harrison
Nov. 21st: The Odd Couple (1968)—Gene Saks / Jack Lemmon / Walter Matthau
Nov. 28th: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)—Steven Spielberg / Harrison Ford / Karen Allen
Dec. 5th: Tootsie (1982)—Sydney Pollack / Dustin Hoffman / Jessica Lange / Dabney Coleman / Bill Murray
Dec. 12th: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)—Frank Darabont / Tim Robbins / Morgan Freeman
Dec. 19th: Nowhere in Africa (2001)—Caroline Link / Juliane Kohler / Merab Ninidze