Course DescriptionFour award winning films, each revealing a face of Russian society at different points in its history, seen through the lenses of their finest contemporary directors.
- 12, 2007 - In a loosely based remake of 12 Angry Men, 12 jurors are struggling to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager who allegedly killed his Russian stepfather.
- Elena, 2011 - When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten a dutiful housewife's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan.
- Burnt by the Sun, 1994 - In this Academy Award winner, a respected Russian Colonel enjoying an idyllic summer discovers how tenuous life can be under Stalin.
- Hipsters, 2008 - While the Cold War heats up on the world stage, rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity, reveling in forbidden Western ways.
- Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Date: Mondays, March 18, 25; April 1, 8
- Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Member - $50
Non-member - $65
One-time guest pass, Member or Non-member at the door - $20.
About the Instructor
Shelly Isaacs is the founder and host for Cafe Cinematheque, where he shares his passion for film in venues throughout South Florida. Isaacs was a creative director/writer/producer and director in advertising, specializing in film, TV and radio promotion. He holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from New York University, where he also taught graduate level courses in cultural studies. In 2009 he launched Cinematheque at Sea, making his program available on luxury cruises throughout the world.
Upcoming programs presented by Shelly Isaacs.