December 30, 1:00 pm:
The Early Days of Television with Evan Weiner
Did you know that Television started in 1928? TV goes went through decades of growing pains including World War II. But when GI’s come home, they want their TV. They want to watch Ed Sullivan, Meet the Press, Uncle Miltie, Milton Berle, Joe Friday, Lucy and Desi and Ralph Kramden and even test patterns. TV always reflected society of the time. Stroll down Memory Lane and get reacquainted with the TV of the 1940s and 1950s. See lecturer bio below.
January 6, 13, 20, 27, 1:00 pm:
From Russia to Berlin: A Century of Irving with Charles Troy
Come along on Irving Berlin’s century long journey from poor Russian Jewish boy, Izzy Baline, to great American songwriter. See lecturer bio below.
January 6, 7:30 pm:
Famous Moments, Famous Movies: Behind The Scenes Of The Most Iconic Moments In Film History; Part 1 with Dan Hudak
The shower scene in Psycho. The flying bikes in E.T. The title song in Singin’ in the Rain. All are memorable movie moments that have been cherished for generations and will be cherished for years to come. In this hour-long presentation, you’ll enjoy an insightful look at these scenes and more, sharing the stories, backgrounds and secrets that made them so unforgettable. See lecturer bio below.
January 13, 1:00 pm:
Moderated by Linda Horowitz
January 20, 1:00 pm:
Early Rock & Roll Ballads Part 1 with Richard Knox
January, 27, 1:00 pm:
History of TV Comedy with Brian Rose
February 3, 7:30 pm:
Famous Moments, Famous Movies: Behind The Scenes Of The Most Iconic Moments In Film History; Part 2 with Dan Hudak
More famous movie scenes are chronicled in part two of the “Famous Moments, Famous Movies” series. See lecturer bio below.
February 10, 1:00 pm:
Black Sabbath: Blues & Jews with Aaron Kula
February 17, 1:00 pm:
Early Rock & Roll Ballads Part 2 with Richard Knox
February 24, 1:00 pm:
Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks with Brian Rose
March 3, 7:30 pm:
When Oscar Gets It Wrong: Best Picture Winners That Should’ve Lost, And The Movies That Should’ve Won with Dan Hudak
Is Ordinary People better than Raging Bull? Is How Green Was My Valley better than Citizen Kane? According to the Oscars, yes! This hour-long presentation examines the politics, voting patterns, and cultural influences that led the Academy to overlook movies we now consider classics. See lecturer bio below.
March 17, 1:00 pm:
Early Rock & Roll Ballads Part 3 with Richard Knox
March 24, 1:00 pm:
History of Movie Censorship with Brian Rose
April 7, 7:30 pm:
Best Picture Oscar Talk with Dan Hudak
Journey into this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees in this discussion of why each film was nominated and which is the odds-on favorite to emerge victorious. Clips and background information about all nominated films will be shared, and a discussion of the Academy’s voting process and habits will lend perspective to choosing the likely winner. Oscar history, trivia, and other major categories will also be covered! It’s a lively, insightful and fun hour-long presentation that’s not to be missed! Attendees are encouraged to see as many of the nominated films as possible before the presentation. Note: Due to Covid-19, the next Oscar ceremony will be held April 25, 2021. See lecturer bio below.
April 21, 1:00 pm:
Sinatra with Richard Knox
April 28, 1:00 pm:
How Netflix Conquered the Entertainment Universe with Brian Rose