60 & Better Lecture Series

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The History Of Film Lecture Series

Joining us live from Brooklyn, New York to lead this three-part lecture series is Brian Rose. Brian is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. Many members have requested evening lectures so we are offering both evening & daytime lectures.

Check out the different lectures below!


Movie-Going In America: Nickelodeons To Palaces To Imax To Netflix

Thursday, January 20
Ages 60+
Members: FREE with RSVP
10:30am | Mayerson JCC or Virtual

This presentation will look at the fascinating history of movie theaters and examine how the experience of movie-going has changed over the decades. And whether movie theaters will survive in the age of Netflix and the pandemic.

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The Films Of Alfred Hitchcock

Thursday, January 27
Ages 60+
Members:
FREE with RSVP
7pm | Virtual

Alfred Hitchcock is probably the most famous film director who ever lived. For five decades, first in England, then in Hollywood, he made fifty-four films, including classics such as The Thirty-Nine Steps, Rebecca, Notorious, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho.

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The Two Blockbusters: Spielberg And Lucas

Thursday, March 3
Ages 60+
Members:
FREE with RSVP
7pm | Virtual

In 1974, two young filmmakers, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, would together change the way the movie industry made movies. Spielberg’s Jaws and Lucas’ Star Wars (neither of which was predicted to be a hit) helped launch the careers of the most influential directors of our time.

RSVP by emailing mshrimplin@mayersonjcc.org or by calling Melissa at ext. 1218

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