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

Laughing Until it Hurts: Comedy in the Movies

Afternoon Course

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0221
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Steve Martin

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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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Laughing Until it Hurts: Comedy in the Movies

When zaniness adds a dash of satire and a wicked, pointed intelligence, you’ll find the movies of Steve Martin and Mel Brooks, two of the funniest and smartest rule-breakers to work on the screen. Clips include The Jerk, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Producers, and Young Frankenstein.

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