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Wednesday at the Movies

January 10: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky 1hr 59min

Seven years after she was inspired by the bold debut of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, famed fashion designer Coco Chanel, reeling from the death of her beau, Boy Capel, meets and falls for the Russian composer in 1920s Paris. A forbidden romance ensues in this sumptuous period drama, the closing film of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. We will hear several minutes of the famed The Rite of Spring performed.

Cast: Anna Mouglais, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova

January 24: The Dinner 2 hr

During a tense meal at an elegant restaurant, two brothers and their wives discuss how far to go in order to prevent their sons from being identified and arrested for a violent crime they committed that was caught on a security camera.

Cast: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan

February 7: The Women’s Balcony

As an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem is celebrating the bar mitzvah of one of its members, the balcony that holds the women collapses. When an ultraconservative new rabbi takes charge of the repairs, he incites a gender war in the process.

Cast: Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Oma Banay

February 21: Their Finest 1 hr 57 min

Hired to pen scripts for films intended to boost Britain’s spirits during World War II’s London Blitz, Catrin Cole finds drama and comedy off screen as she contends with a chauvinistic fellow screenwriter and a self-important aging actor.

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claffin, Bill Nighy

March 7: Unfinished Song 1hr 33 min

With his wife Marion terminally ill, 72-year-old Arthur sees a future that is nothing but grim. But when he takes Marion’s place in their church’s very unconventional choir, he begins to find joy in life again.

Cast: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston

Coordinator: Judi Miller

Course Number: OSHR-70098   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
01/10/2018 - 03/07/2018 In-class 128914 $0.00  

Day and Time: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 128, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla