Diamonds under Pressure: Winning in Comedies & Dramas
Join film expert ProfValFranco for a three week mini-series of films as we explore the various ways people pursue excellence while trying to follow their own personal moral codes or religious beliefs. The films vary in tone.
From Spain comes a phenomenal movie filled with observational humor about the self-obsessed film industry, with outstanding tongue-in-cheek performances from Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas Films. From America, we have comedy from happily married Rene Taylor and Joe Bologna which explores the clash of cultures that occurs when an orthodox rabbi steps into the steamy world of competitive Tango in order to help his failing school. Finally, from France, we have a fast paced, dry, and often acidic look at the hectic world of advertising and the toll it takes on its creative powerhouses.
Films to be screened are in English, French and Spanish with subtitles.
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, February 28, March 7 and 14
3 sessions Fee: $90