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This class explores contemporary memoirs and documentary films that revolve around family secrets or mysteries.
In some cases, the authors or people in the story discover new information about their family backgrounds that were obscured or hidden from them. In others, parents expect children not to reveal certain things about their families’ past or present circumstances. We will discuss questions such as: how much do we know about the circumstances of our birth and the parents who raised us? Why do some writers work to uncover long-hidden secrets and then reveal their stories in a book or film? What insights do they offer about shame, privacy and disclosure; the construction of personal identity; the complexity of parent-child relationships; and social belonging? Other themes include adoption, biomedical ethics, African-American social history, the legacy of the Holocaust, race, national identity, and religion.
Important Note: All films for this class will be viewed at home via video streaming services. You must have access to Amazon Prime to participate in this class.
Before the first-class session on Sep 24, please read Dani Shapiro’s Inheritance and view the film Three Identical Strangers directed by Tim Wardle.
Additional books to be discussed include The World According to Fannie Davis by Bridgett Davis, All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung and Belonging by Nora Krug. Additional films include Open Secret directed by Steve Lickteig, Little White Lie directed by Lacey Schwartz and Stories We Tell directed by Sarah Polley.
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View clips of films that have impacted style of dress in recent decades. This energetic and captivating program examines movie star characters that have influenced mainstream fashion through iconic looks. See how memorable characters from the screen have created everlasting design language that serves as a reference for designers of all types: costume,...
Monday Oct 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm(4 sessions)
Discover the true La Dolce Vita in Rimini, a wondrous destination in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, rated #1 “Best in Europe” by Lonely Planet and one of the New York Times prestigious “52 places to go.” Rimini, birthplace of Fellini, which he often cited as a source of his inspirations and creativity, has it all—chic beaches,...
Monday Nov 11th, 7pm - 8pm
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