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Feb 18
9:30am - 1:00pm

Exploring The Politics of Film | Adult Workshop

Exploring The Politics of Film:
An Introduction to Political Film Criticism 
Taught by David Whiteman, current board member and former professor of political science and film studies at USC.
When: February 18, 20, 25, 27 | 9:30am - 1:00pm
Where: The Nickelodeon Theatre
Cost: The Lourie Center members: $30 | Nick members: $40 | non-members: $50

About the course:
Are films more than just entertainment?
What is "political" about film? What are the political ideas within films?What images do films provide of government, political action, economics, class, gender, and race and ethnicity?

In this course you will...

  • Explore how political criticism increases our understanding of the role of film in reflecting and shaping our collective political reality
  • Watch and critique four films (two Hollywood, two independent)
  • Focus on understanding the political ideology implicit in all films, not just films about politics

This class is part of the Lourie Center’s Midlands Lifelong Learning program . Feel free to visit their site for more classes at

Limited to the first 30 registrations.