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.
HOW: Students may register in class, or may call in advance: (408) 852-4859.
Morgan Hill "Film Classics" Schedule, Spring 2010
February 3rd: Goldrush (1925—Charlie Chaplin)
February 10th: You Can’t Take It With You (1938—Frank Capra / James Stewart / Jean Arthur)
February 17th: Mrs. Miniver (1942—William Wyler / Greer Garson / Teresa Wright)
February 24th: The Yearling (1946—Clarence Brown / Gregory Peck / Jane Wyman)
March 3rd: Sabrina (1954—Billy Wilder / Humphrey Bogart / Audrey Hepburn /William Holden)
March 10th: Psycho (1960—Alfred Hitchcock / Janet Leigh / Anthony Perkins / Vera Miles)
March 17th: Same Time, Next Year (1978—Robert Mulligan / Alan Alda / Ellen Burstyn)
March 24th: Defending Your Life (1991—Albert Brooks / Meryl Streep / Rip Torn)
March 31st: Regarding Henry (1991—Mike Nichols / Harrison Ford / Annette Bening)
April 14th: Quiz Show (1994—Robert Redford / Ralph Fiennes / Rob Morrow / John Turturro)
April 21st: Sense and Sensibility (1995—Ang Lee / Emma Thompson / Kate Winslet / Hugh Grant)
April 28th: A Beautiful Mind (2001—Ron Howard / Russell Crowe / Jennifer Connelly / Ed Harris)
Updated February 8, 2010