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Conversations on Aging/Film

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ClassGraphic This study group is a continuation of the conversation begun last summer on Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations about Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles and Regret, by Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore. Each week we will watch a film followed by a discussion on how the main characters are portrayed and how the issues that affect senior citizens are presented. Depending on the length of the film, the end time of the study group may be extended up to one half hour to allow participants to fully discuss and draw conclusions. Films shown will be: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2006) starring Joan Plowright, which explores the topic of aging with friends; The Hundred Foot Journey (2014) starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, which showcases the topic of romance; The Straight Story (1999) with Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek and Harry Dean Stanton, which illustrates reconciliation; and Love is Strange (2015) starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Marisa Tomei, which follows an elderly couple struggling with separation issues and family dynamics. Participation in the earlier related study groups is not a pre-requisite for this study group. New members are always welcome. No class on 01/21/19.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Susan Isoe-Schneider2.Daryl Horn3.Janice Koerber 



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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 01/21/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/14/2019 - 2/11/2019 Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Janice Koerber  ; Daryl Horn  ; Susan Isoe-Schneider  ClassRoom