Hidden Gems: Buried Treasures and Guilty Pleasures

GENINT 721.560

Osher (50+). In this cinema course, we view six diverse films that are little-known to the American film-going public, but deserve to be seen. Some were widely praised but never shared in theatres, and films span multiple decades.

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Classroom
Starting at $80.00
As few as 6 weeks
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Discuss film features
  • Understand different film genres
  • Understand classic film elements

About this course:

In this cinema course, we view six diverse films that are little-known to the American film-going public, but deserve to be seen. Think of this course as a kind of overlooked film festival. These movies are real discoveries, and in keeping with that spirit, the title of each will be announced weekly at the end of the preceding session. These films represent different genres: animation, war films, socially-conscious drama, suspense thriller, screwball comedy, and film noir, to name a few. Some make you laugh, some will quicken the pulse; still others might make you cry. All are entertaining, but most importantly, they make you think. After a brief introduction, we view the film and follow with a class discussion about the merits of the film, the issues raised, and the possible reasons why the film is relatively unknown. For example, one of our screenings, a Japanese masterpiece filmed in 1988, was shown in the U.S. at various film festivals, but never had a theatrical release in North America. Come watch some of your favorite stars of yesteryear, like Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, and Robert Walker, alongside relatively unknown actors, all in smaller films that are nonetheless rich in cinematic expression.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Instructor: Mark Richman
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Fee:
$80.00
17 days left. Enroll by Oct 9, 2018
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Notes
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund after Oct. 17, 2018.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 17, 2018
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Discussion
Tue Oct 9, 2018
1:00PM - 3:30PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Oct 16, 2018
1:00PM - 3:30PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Oct 23, 2018
1:00PM - 3:30PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Oct 30, 2018
1:00PM - 3:30PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Nov 6, 2018
1:00PM - 3:30PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Nov 13, 2018
1:00PM - 3:30PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce

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