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Humour provides us a wonderfully rich path to opening up what we otherwise avoid talking about as too difficult subjects.  While some comedies take a particular issue head-on, such as Dr Strangelove in addressing the nuclear madness of the 1950s-60s, others look more to larger social anxieties, such as Sleeper and our worries about the future.  This course will favour those broader issues, looking to several different decades from the 1920s on.  Films may include A Nous la Liberté, A Night at the Opera, Adam’s Rib, Man in the White Suit, The Stunt Man, and Up and Down.

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In kindness and consideration of our instructors and participants, Penobscot Valley Senior College expects that each student be up to date with vaccination against Covid-19 when attending in-person classes. PVSC will comply with Covid/masking policies of each location where we hold in-person classes and events. Masks will be available at all in-person classes.

Growing up in a projection booth à la Cinema Paradiso, Dr Michael Grillo has taught numerous film theory and history courses, including an annual one for the past eighteen years revolving around the Camden International Film Festival. He co-founded and co-ran River City Cinema for many years and has served on the Maine Film Commission. His principal focus, however, is on the History of Mediaeval Art, principally working on works from fourteenth-century Siena.

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