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"I'm Ready for My Close-up": Favorite Movies and Their Times

Afternoon Lecture/Seminar

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0139
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$20 - Member
$25 - Non-Member

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Some moments in movies never leave us: the piercing eyes of a private eye, a raft hurtling down the rapids, that little black dress, the close-up of a fading movie star. In a 5-session film discussion series featuring film clips and stills, documentary filmmaker and writer Sara Lukinson revisits some of our favorite movies and characters, setting them against the backdrop of their times, the people who dreamed them up, and the America they reflected—or asked us to imagine.

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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Murder in the Courtroom: Anatomy of a Murder and 12 Angry Men

Tense, thought-provoking and brilliantly acted, two classic films raised courtroom drama to new levels. Both considered serious moral questions about justice while burning a hole in the screen with their realism and keeping us on the edge of our seats.

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