Lifetime Learning: "The Musical on Film"

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Washington Township Public Library
Meeting Room

Event Details

The cost of this 4-part course is $25 dollars. Registration forms are available at the library and online.

Film has established itself as a dominant source of cultural influence throughout much of the world. From the multiplex to the art house and increasingly to our living rooms, we come to experience the joys, sorrows, and grandeur that life has to offer reflected back to us through the clever juxtaposition of light and sound.

The musical genre is arguably the purest expression of cinema. During musicals the walls of reality are often breached and the audience is forced to contend with and bask in the realm of dreams and fantasy. This series will investigate the various ways that directors, choreographers, musicians, composers, and performers surprise and delight us through their specific manipulations on film.

October 12 – 42nd Street: the Golden Age of Hollywood and Busby Berkeley Dreams
October 19 – Singin’ in the Rain: Art and Artifice
October 26 – Cabaret: Social Challenges and Divine Decadence
November 2 – La La Land: Nostalgia and Possibility

Screenings of each film will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the Monday prior to the lecture.

The cost of this 4-part course if $25. Sign-up forms are available at the library. 


Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults