Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Food Films: Family Dinner


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Mondays, March 9, 16 & 23*; April 6 & 13, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
(*Note – no class scheduled 3/30)
Instructor: Dennis Rothermel, Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy, CSU Chico
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Most movies show people eating. But there are films where the preparation and sharing of food is thematically central to the narrative. Professor Rothermel offers us a study of four films in which families gather to celebrate a traditional meal, and by dessert, all is revealed about every family member. He’ll guide us through Home for the Holidays, Pieces of April, The Secret of the Grain, and The Dinner, four exemplary films with subtle, nuanced meanings, all conveyed at table. Tired of the juvenile and superficial stories that dominate mainstream cinema? Here’s a chance to dine on more substantial fare with OLLI and Professor Rothermel.


Event Details

Date: 2020-03-09

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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