The Shape of Cinema To Come

Shelly Isaacs
Movies / Arts & Letters

Course Description

English Vinglish: India, 2012 - In this award winning and critically acclaimed film, one of the highest rated in Indian Cinema, a quiet, sweet tempered housewife has long been enduring the slights and barbed comments from her well-educated husband and daughter, because of her inability to speak and understand English. On a journey to New York, she sets out to even the score, and finds out how resourceful and empowered she can be. This is a special presentation of a contemporary foreign language film and can serve as an introduction to Shelly Isaacs' Winter film program.

About the Instructor

  • Shelly Isaccs is founder and host for Cafe Cinematheque, available at many venues throughout South Florida, where he shares his passion for International Cinema. Previously he enjoyed a career as a creative director/writer/producer and director in advertising, specializing in film, TV and radio. Shelly holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from New York University, where he also taught at the graduate level in Cultural Studies. In 2009 he launched Cinematheque at Sea, where audiences can enjoy his programs on luxury cruises throughout the world.