Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Portrayals of African Americans in Film 1895-present


Price for Members: $85
Price for Non-Members: $127
Date/Time: Mon. Nov. 15, 22, 29 Dec. 6, 13 & 20   10:00 – 12:00
Instructor: Mary Scott, MA Film and Anthropology, San Francisco State University
Location: Online


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Course Description

This film course offers a look at both narrative and documentary films by Black filmmakers and films containing stereotypes.  We will explore questions of history, culture, politics and the overall function of race and representation in American Society. The issues of gender, sexuality and class also impact these roles. Students will increase their knowledge of the history of stereotypes and how they continue to this day and enjoy outstanding  films along the way including: Imitation of Life, Ethnic Notions, Fruitvale Station, Moonlight as well as a selection of others such as Selma, One Night in Miami, Watermelon Woman, and Do the Right Thing. Join OLLI and well known film expert, Mary Scott, “Her passion for film is said to be contagious so beware.” 



Event Details

Date: 2021-11-15

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.



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