Course DescriptionIn 1988, Congress passed the National Film Preservation Act. Its mission is to select 25 American-made films each year, thus ensuring the survival, conservation, and increased public availability of America's film heritage. Over the past 34 years, more than 800 films have been put on the national registry. These films consist of films going all the way back to 1903 and represent virtually every possible genre. In this series, we will watch four films that have merited preservation. Some are well-known; others are all but anonymous. What they all have in common is possession of that "certain something" that turns some celluloid entertainment into works of art.
- "Sunrise": produced in 1927 . . . this film was included in the very first class.
- "Broken Blossoms": produced in 1919, part of the class of 1996
- "The Power and the Glory": produced in 1933, part of the class of 2014
- "The Naked City": produced in 1948, part of the class of 2007
- Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Date: Thursdays, May 12, 19, 26; June 2
- Location: Friedberg Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Building
Member - $60
Non-member - $80
One-time guest pass, Member or Non-member at the door - $25.
About the Instructor
Kurt F. Stone, D.D., is now in his 24th year with Lifelong Learning. His passion for film is, he says, "genetic," having been born in Hollywood, CA, and raised both in and around the movie industry. Stone is a multi-disciplinary sort of man who has also written two well-received books on Congress, published nearly 900 essays, is an ordained rabbi, and earns his living as a medical ethicist.
Recipient of the 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award