News for January

Classes will start at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center the second week of January and there is still room in the Thursday morning (10 AM) class “Postwar Japanese Film.” I’ll be showing films by such masters as Kurosawa (“Drunken Angel”), Ichikawa (“The Burmese Harp”), and Ozu (“Late Spring”), which all reflect on the aftermath of World War II and the American occupation.

There will be two film seminar topics this winter, each part of a three-session series. In Calais, the history of American independent film will be the topic. The first session is Saturday, January 6 and it will continue on the first Saturday of February and March. In Randolph and Marshfield, the subject will be the creative collaboration between actors and directors. In Randolph (at Vermont Technical College), that will be held the second Sunday of January, February, and March, and in Marshfield (Jaquith Library) on the third Sunday of January, February, and March. Contact me for more information.

On January 12 (7:00) at the Maple Corner Community Center in Calais, I’ll be showing John Huston’s classic “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” with Humphrey Bogart. Admission is by donation.

On January 13 (2:30) at the Aldrich Library in Barre, I’ll be showing and discussing “Good Night and Good Luck” as part of a four-film series on journalism. Admission is free.

On Wednesday, January 31, at 6:30, I’ll be speaking on The Hollywood Blacklist at the Joslin Library in Waitsfield, presented by the Vermont Humanities Council. Admission is free.