Scholar 4 Life: Field of Dreams: The Image of the Sixties in American Cinema

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Date(s) - 27/03/2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lester Public Library


Assistant Professor of History Dr. Christopher Stone will examine the 1960s through the lens of film. He will discuss the Celluloid Sixties—the 60s as imagined, depicted, and interpreted by American filmmakers—by looking at films like American Graffiti and Animal House and what they say about the relationship of the Fifties and Sixties. He’ll also look closely at movies like the Big Chill and Sneakers that examine the post-Sixties experiences of individuals who strongly identified with the social movements and cultural upheaval of the Sixties. Join us for a chance to see history through a different lens!