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Favorite Movies and Their Stars: The Good, the Bad, the Gorgeous, and the Funny

The Face of the New Leading Man: Sidney Poitier and Sean Connery

Afternoon Course

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0219
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Sidney Poitier

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Our favorite moments in movies never leave us. Maybe it was a song from a hilltop, the tears of a lost sweetheart, or that walk into the casino. In a 4-session film discussion series featuring film clips, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker and writer Sara Lukinson revisits more of our favorite movies and characters, the people who dreamed them up, and the lasting memories they made in our lives and our myths.

Lukinson, a multiple Emmy Award winner, created more than 200 short biographical films for the Kennedy Center Honors. She teaches at NYU and the 92nd Street Y.

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The Face of the New Leading Man: Sidney Poitier and Sean Connery

Here are larger-than-life performers whose magnetic presence changed what a leading man looked like and sounded like. Instead of falling into old categories, they burst open some new ones, and pushed both movies and us into new directions. Clips include In the Heat of the Night, A Raisin in the Sun, Lilies of the Field, Dr. No, The Untouchables, and The Man Who Would be King.

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