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Presented By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+)

Families in Film: What Can Films Tell Us About Ourselves and Others?

This Study Group will be online

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The class will use segments of films as a starting point for stimulating discussions about families. During each of 5 sessions we will discuss one of these films: “The Great Santini” (1979); “Ordinary People” (1980); “Crooklyn” (1994); “The Wedding Banquet” (1993); and “When a Man Loves a Woman” (1994).
Participants can view the whole film at home before class if they wish. Students will receive discussion questions to ponder before each session.
We will look at: the films’ portrayals of communication, handling of feelings and conflict, family structure, and gender roles, as well as the family’s culture and environment.
Instructor Arlene Weisz is a retired social worker and social work professor who enjoyed using films as part of teaching about families for about 20 years.
This study group will meet on Thursdays for five weeks beginning on October 21. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
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  • $30

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October 21, 2021 (Thursday) 2:00pm
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