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Filmmakers of the 20th Century – May 2017

Jack Evans and the Board of Life Long Learning Presents: “Filmmakers of the 20th Century”.

The film for May is John Ford’s The Searchers – on Friday, May 19th, at 9:30 a.m.

Every third Friday of the month throughout the summer, our good friend Jack Evans will treat us to a film presentation in this series.

With the coming of the French New Wave in the late 1950s and into the 1960s, a new emphasis was placed on the concept of the director as the auteur or author of each film he or she produced. The theory formulated was that certain filmmakers, through style and vision, left a highly individualized signature on each movie they made. The French saw in the work of specific directors this most important aspect of film art. Singled out for praise were several directors, including Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford. Over the course of this year we will look at the work of a variety of filmmakers who have left their mark on the art and history of film in the past century.