Course Detail: O_POLMOVIES - Remote - Great Political/Government Movies

A great movie about government or politics should consciously reveal a fault in the system. Ideally, a great administration should not. 7 Days in May (1964), e.g., reveals a feasible military takeover. Fail Safe (1964) and Dr. Strangelove (1964): rogue nukes. All the President's Men (1976) and The Post (2017): governments First Amendment denial. Miss Sloane (2016): unbridled lobbyists. The Last Hurrah (1958) and Wag the Dog (1997): charming corruption? Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) and Good Night and Good Luck (2005): unbridled justice? Britain's In the Loop (2009): chaos. We watch at home, discuss these movies in class exploring the tragi-comedy we call government. Fun! Repeat remote course. Format includes lecture, discussion, and film.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Membership 2024-2025

 Session Information: OPSUM24_R_C_POLMOVIES (20 seats (57%) remaining)

Schedule: Every week on Thursday, starting on 06/20/24 and ending on 08/01/24 (excluding 07/04/24)
Only 6 days left to register!
Times: 12:45pm-02:45pm EDT
OLLI Course : $60.00

Instructors

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Ed Solano

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