Experience a Film School Unlike Any Other!


Where can you learn about musicals in the ’70s and ’80s, Carole Lombard’s comedic career, Billy Wilder’s buddy comedies and realism in cinema?

Facets Film School!

Classes open February 22nd! That’s next Monday!

This session features:

The Musical in Transition: THE 70s AND 80s
Mondays, February 22 – March 29 7-10 pm

Instructor Patrick Friel examines a fascinating period of transition for the movie musical when a number of innovative, challenging, and outright strange examples were produced. Films screened include Saturday Night Fever (John Badham, 1977), All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, 1979), Popeye (Robert Altman, 1980), One from the Heart (Francis Ford Coppola, 1982), Pennies From Heaven (Herbert Ross, 1982) and Absolute Beginners (Julian Temple, 1986).

Carole Lombard: THE DIVINE SCREWBALL
Tuesdays, February 23 – March 30 7-10 pm

Instructor Stephen Reginald explores the comedic career and the sustained popularity of an actress forever linked to the screwball comedy. Films screened include Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks, 1934), Hands Across the Table (Mitchell Leisen, 1935), The Princess Comes Across (William K. Howard, 1936), True Confessions (Wesley Ruggles, 1937), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941), and To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942).

Odd Couples: THE BUDDY COMEDIES OF BILLY WILDER
Wednesdays, February 24 – March 31 7-10 pm

Instructor James Francis Flynn looks at the comedic collaborations of director Billy Wilder and screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond. Films screened include Some Like It Hot (1959), Irma la Douce (1963), The Fortune Cookie (1966), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), The Front Page (1973), and Buddy Buddy (1981).

Engaging Reality: NEOREALISM AND BEYOND
Thursdays, February 25 – April 1 7-10 pm

Instructor Kate Balsley explores various styles of realism in cinema from Italian Neo-Realism onwards. Films screened include The Bicycle Thief (Vittoria De Sica, 1948), Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955), Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1977), Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, 1995), Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, 1999) and Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2009).

For full course descriptions, instructor bios and more, visit Facets Film School online here.

Enroll online here or sign-up at Facets before class begins! Space is limited. Enroll now to guarantee yourself a seat!

Facets Patron Circle Members get priority and an additional $45 OFF the regular class price of $125. For membership information, click here.

For additional info, call 773-281-9075 or visit Facets.org.

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