French Film: The Seventh Art-Six Variations on the Theme of Love (or lack thereof) 🧍

Date: WED. FEB. 14, FEB. 28, MAR. 13, MAR. 27, APR. 10 & APR. 24

Time: 2:30–5 PM

Location: Janet Leigh Theater

Fee: $5 per session (6 sessions)


Richard Patocchi, Assistant Adjunct Professor of French

This survey course will explore the cinematic and artistic richness of French film and French-language film, past and present. The course is presented in English and all films are subtitled. OLLI members interested in French film, the French language, and French or Francophone culture in general are welcome and encouraged to attend. Alors, vive le cinéma et à bientôt!

Date Movie Notes
Feb 14

“Marius et Jeannette”

Directed by Robert Guédiguian, 1997.  Screenplay by R. Guédiguian et al.  Cinematography by Bernard Cavalié.  

Feb 28

“Comme un Image” 

(Look at Me).  Directed by Agnès Jaoui, 2004.  Screenplay by Agnès Jaoui & Jean-Pierre Bacri.  Cinematography by Stéphane Fontaine. .

Mar 13

“Pépé le Moko”

(Pépé from Toulon). Directed by Julien Duvivier, 1937.  Based on the eponymous 1937 novel by Henri La Barthe, aka “Detective Ashelbé.”  Screenplay by J. Duvivier & H. La Barthe.  

Mar 27 “La Fille sur le pont”

(The Girl on the Bridge).  Directed by Patrice Leconte, 2000. 

Apr 10

“35 Rhums”

(35 Shots of Rum).  Directed by Claire Denis, 2008.  Scenario by C. Denis & J-P Fargeau.  

Apr 24

“Pauline à la plage” 

(Pauline at the Beach, from Rohmer’s “Comedies & Proverbs” series).  Written & directed by Éric Rohmer, 1983.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros. 


The Soundtrack of Rock & Pop in the 50s & 60s – The Magic of the Brill Building Era 💻

Date: WED. MAR. 6–APR. 10

Time: 2–3:30 PM

Fee: $35 (6 Sessions)

Instructor: Michael Agron, Music Aficionado

The adventure begins in New York City, where the echoes of Tin Pan Alley's Great American Songbook still resound. Dive into NY's Brill Building era of the late 50s & 60s to explore iconic songwriters like Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Phil Spector, and Burt Bacharach. Relive classics from Elvis, the Drifters, Dionne Warwick, and more, as we uncover the stories and melodies that defined a generation.

Art & Wine Social 🧍

Date: WED. MAR 20

Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Benerd College #110C

Fee: $5 per session 

Instructor: Renata Bricka, Art Historian and Haggin Museum Docent

Less Famous Female Artists of the past; A Colorful PowerPoint will allow us to look into the art of 3 female artists that were as fascinating in their work as their male peers, but not as noticed.