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American Classic Movie Club

March 24: Yankee Doodle Dandy
Instructors: Roberta Martel & George Feirstein

Friday, March 24 | 12:30 pm
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● $15 Guest


Biography

In each session of the class, we will examine the lives of celebrities, entrepreneurs and writers that played a role in American entertainment. Featured this semester are Rosalind Russell, Shirley MacLaine, Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau, Gary Cooper, Robert Mitchum and Roger Moore. Instructor: Joseph Mittleman

Mondays, March 20, 27 12:30 pm
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From the Mind of Leonard Davinci: Visionary Machines and Ideas

Leonardo wrote a letter to Ludovico Sforza in which he offered a summary of his areas of expertise. There are 36 such “areas.” Leonardo was only thirty years old at the time. We all know him for his paintings and his anatomical explorations. Less known to moderns is his fascination and experimentation with mechanical designs, many of which would be realized a half a millennium after his death. Although Leonardo hated war he was drawn by the possibilities of mechanical technology in the art of war. In this presentation, selected engineering designs of his amazing mind are shown in his meticulously crafted pen and ink illustrations and then in their modern physical reconstruction. Instructor: Geoff Kashdan

Monday, March 20 | 2:00 pm
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1960s Music: New Music, New Jewish Artists

Discussion of Jewish artists and background producers of the 1960s including: Bob Dylan, Carole King, Barbra Streisand, Simon & Garfunkel, Burt Bacharach, Bill Graham, Phil Spector and Jerry Wexler. Instructor: Paul Tress


Thursdays, March 23, 30, April 6 | 2:00 pm
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The Stunning Paintings of Pieter Bruegel

These are amazingly detailed paintings of biblical themes presented in the garb and showing the technology of the Middle Ages. Brueghel stuns the viewer with detail that only a greatly enlarged image can hope to sho. See a detail close up and then attempt to locate it in the full painting. This is Waldo on steroids! Come to appreciate a great master and artistic social satirist of the 16th century. Instructor: Geoff Kashdan

Monday, March 27 | 2:00 pm
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Davinci & Michaelangelo: The Renaissance of Genius

The terms genius & Renaissance Man are terms all too often overused in today’s discussions of cultural contributions. Yet for a few, these are certainly authentic appraisals. Giorgio Vasari famous for his biographies of Renaissance artists wrote that “Heaven sometimes sends us beings who represent not humanity alone but divinity itself, so that taking them as our models and imitating them, our minds and the best of our intelligence may approach the highest celestial spheres.” This was most certainly the case with DaVinci & Michelangelo. This visually enhanced program compares & contrasts the life & artistic works of these historically challenging figures. Both still inspire us to understand that creativity is a multi-dimensional, colorful, imaginative, abundant and original way of life. Instructor: Ken Green

Wednesday, March 29 | 12:30 pm
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We’ll Know You When We See You

Fernando Botero

Instructor: Irene Cohen

Wednesday,  March 29 | 12:30 pm
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Cultural Fridays

This series presented on alternating Fridays (with the movie series), presents outstanding performances by the most famous and talented players. Dance, opera, ballet and classical genres are highlighted. Instructor: Don Pasternak

Friday, March 31 | 12:30 pm
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The Godfather, The Movie

For those who like to delve into the facts surrounding the movie industry and all that goes into the making of the most talked about the American crime movie of all time, The Godfather. You will learn the facts that went into the making of this classic movie. Many names were whispered by known crime bosses who actually wanted to be portrayed in the movie. The parties have argued for years whether or not The Godfather portrayed actual members of certain crime families like the Columbos and Gambinos or were all Italian-Americans portrayed as criminal. Instructor: Fred Tischler

Wednesday, April 5 | 2:00pm
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Friday at the Movies

The Friday movie series continues on a rotating basis featuring films of International renown, documentaries and more that have been nominated for their worthy story lines. Introductions preview the film of the week followed by discussion and your opinions. Instructors: Roberta Martel & Eileen Budwig

Friday, April 7 | 12:30 pm
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