The late sixties and early seventies gave film viewers a new group of actors, writers and directors who were poised to take control of the movie industry, names like Warren Beatty, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. The studio system that had ruled film production for decades was no longer making films that spoke to the changing social and political ideals of a younger generation. We have enjoyed many of these artists' films in the last two semesters. Join us for a third study group where we will continue our exploration. We will view and discuss a different film each week. The discussion will focus on each film's critical aspects including its place in the cinematic and social history of the period and how well the film has stood the test of time. We will also consider how we are impacted by the films today and compare that with our feelings when we first viewed them fifty years ago. Some films we will view are Network, Midnight Cowboy, Annie Hall, The Godfather, and Taxi Driver. Many of these films deal with mature themes and contain scenes with nudity, profanity and violence.