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Join us, as we discuss dramatic, comedic, and satiric films that center on recent or long ago political forces that have played out on national stages, local workplaces, and elsewhere. Whether rooted in history or a writer’s imagination, these movies will cover political campaigns, career arcs, and assassinations, as well as grass roots issues adjudicated in courtrooms. We will cover lively films with themes involving progressivism, conservatism, anarchism, libertarianism, populism, communism, and more. Students will view our five main files (Blue Collar, Inherit the Wind, Dick, Dancer in the Dark, The Best Man) on their own, prior to each class.
INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Long has taught film studies courses at WISE since 2014. He has also taught film at Becker College and wrote movie reviews for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (2008-2018). Jeff has also authored a 500-page guide to coming-of-age memoirs, Remembered Childhoods (2007).
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609