Persona (1966)
Badlands (1973)
Caramel (2007)

Film Studies

Film History Discussion Series:

10 Mondays, September 27 to November 29, 2021, noon to 3:00 pm  
Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Ph.D., Senior Director of Education, BMFI

Join us for a series of discussions charting a course through the post-World War II history of motion pictures. We will take a chronological tour of international cinema, including stops in France, Sweden, Ireland, Brazil, and Lebanon. Films scheduled to be discussed are:

9/27: Humoresque (Jean Negulesco, US, 1946)
10/4: Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, 1955)
10/11: The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, US, 1962)
10/18: Persona (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1966)
10/25: Badlands (Terrence Malick, US, 1973)
11/1: My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan, Ireland, 1989)
11/8: Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, US, 1992)
11/15: Central Station (Walter Salles, Brazil, 1998)
11/22: Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, US, 2005)
11/29: Caramel (Nadine Labaki, Lebanon, 2007)

Please note: As this discussion series occurs on Mondays, and Mondays are a VacCinema day at BMFI, only fully vaccinated students may enroll. Each individual will be asked to show proof of vaccination by presenting their vaccination card or a clear photo of it, as well as photo ID, prior to entering BMFI. Please arrive early to allow adequate time for this process. You may visit the VacCinema page for further information.

In addition: though participants will be able to select their own seats upon entering the theater, please be mindful of others’ desire for distance when making your selection. In addition, per BMFI policy, we ask that you wear your mask when entering and exiting the theater, finding your seat, using the restroom, and navigating common areas at BMFI. You may remove your mask when seated in your theater seat, but we ask that you wear your mask when asking questions or making comments during the discussion portion of the session. Please email Jill Malcolm with any questions.

Course Information

Location: Theater 3

$200 for members, $235 for non-members (no “à la carte” enrollment)

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  • Monday, September 27 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, October 4 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, October 11 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, October 18 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, October 25 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, November 1 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, November 8 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, November 15 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, November 22 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, November 29 · 12:00 pm