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Let's Go to the Movies with Harry!

CALLING ALL FILM LOVERS!
Watch great movies and join your fellow film lovers online for a lively group discussion with film expert Harry Chotiner — all in the comfort of your own home!

Six Wednesdays at 5:00pm
March 17th through April 21st

The first three films are listed below. The final three films are TBD. Stay tuned for updates!

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$120 – Private access to six (6) online film lectures and discussion with movie expert Harry Chotiner.

$108 – Lark Members

(Streaming movie fees not included)

Harry ChotinerHarry Chotiner is a film history and adjunct assistant professor of film at New York University. Born and raised in LA, his life intersected early on with the world of film. After doing graduate studies in Rabbinic studies, he became involved with film, working as everything from a script reader to vice president of development at Zoetrope Studios, CBS Theatrical Films, 20th Century Fox, and Interscope Communications. He has received teaching excellence awards at the high school and university level, including NYU School of Professional Studies Teaching Excellence Award. Locally he has taught at College Preparatory School in Oakland and OLLI. Harry is married to a human rights lawyer, and is a father of three and grandfather of four. He and his wife Patty live in Marin except when teaching at NYU.
Participants will need to watch the selection of movies on their own prior to each week’s group discussion. Movies are available to stream via 3rd Party “Virtual Cinemas” for a nominal fee (between $2.99 – $3.99 per movie). Below are links to a few popular streaming websites for your convenience.

Amazon Prime, AppleTV, NetFlix, HBOmax, and GoogleTV

Note: The Lark is not affiliated with any of the 3rd Party streaming services and subscriptions.

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Quiz Show

Rating: PG-13   Released: 1994  Length: 133 minutes

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Showtimes Ticket Prices
3/17/21 5:00pm
Six (6) Film Lectures $120
Member Price $108
DescriptionTrailer

Robert Redford’s exploration of the quiz show scandals of the late 1950’s is a stunning work of art and a thoughtful meditation on class power, the fun and fraught interactions of very bright Jews and very bright WASP elites,  fathers and sons, the power of the new medium of television,  and above all- it’s about ethics. 

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Parasite

Rating: R   Released: 2019  Length: 132 minutes

Parasite

Parasite

Showtimes Ticket Prices
3/24/21 5:00pm
Six (6) Film Lectures $120
Member Price $108
DescriptionTrailer

The first foreign film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture – Bong Joon-Ho’s unsettling masterpiece amuses, thrills, delights and discomforts us in equal measure. One of the great films of this century- it lopes over issues of family dyanmics, class, deception, capitalism, and the nature of film itself. As Margo Channing says, it’s going to be a bumpy ride, but you don’t want to miss it.

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Babel

Rating: R   Released: 2006  Length: 143 minutes

Babel

Babel

Showtimes Ticket Prices
3/31/21 5:00pm
Six (6) Film Lectures $120
Member Price $108
DescriptionTrailer

Apparently we’re all connected by six degrees of separation or less. Babel affirms that and explores the humanity and the complexity of each of those degrees – and what it means to be part of a truly global world of linkages. It’s also the debut of a young Japanese actress who gives a performance for the ages.