OCTOBER 15, and NOVEMBER 19, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
DECEMBER 17, 6:15 – 8:45 PM – DINNER AND A CLASSIC MOVIE (RSVP BY DEC. 13)
Instructors: Dr. Scott Churchill and Guest Critics
In an era of small and even tiny screens, what can still be said for the Big Screen? Plenty, according to movie lovers like those who make up this Institute group. And then to have other enthusiasts with whom you can talk about the experience—nothing could be better. Resident film critic Scott Churchill keeps his eye out from week to week for the best films in theaters, assigns two or three of those a month, and then leads the group in discussion, often inviting guest critics to join him. The grand finale of the semester is dinner-and-a-classic-movie, a perennial favorite that always sells out. If you’re a lover of the Big Screen, you’ll find a comfortable home with this group.
Semester: $125, $110 Members, $50 Educator Members
Per session: $35, $30 Members, $14 Educator Members
OCTOBER 15 MOVIES: Free Solo and A Star is Born
“Try to see both on a large screen, meaning a large auditorium. There are limited choices for Free Solo, which is playing only at the Angelika in Dallas and a theater in Plano. A Star is Born might best be seen at the North Park in its IMAX room. The film’s opening scene takes place in a large stadium at a concert with Bradley Cooper performing live as the front man of his band. Loud. Everything about the film feels larger than life. A Classic Hollywood love story brought to life with gusto by great (read: Oscar-worthy) performances in leading and supporting roles. Lady Gaga shines,” Dr. Scott Churchill
Read Entertainment Editor Gadi Elkon’s reviews of the films.
DR. SCOTT CHURCHILL is an Institute Fellow, Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He also teaches film at UD.