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Let's Go to the Movies with Harry!

CALLING ALL FILM LOVERS!
Watch 4 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!
As Audrey Hepburn said, “Everything I learned I learned from the movies.”

Whether they’re Hollywood blockbusters, Academy Award winners, darlings of the indie circuit, eye-opening documentaries, or exquisitely animated films, great movies have a way of illuminating something previously unrecognized about the human experience. In this 4-week course, watch several specially selected films on your own and meet online for a lively discussion about what makes these films exceptional works of art. The films will all be available on popular and easy-to-use streaming platforms.

ABOUT HARRY
Harry Chotiner was born and raised in LA, and as an upper-middle class Jewish boy the film world intersected with his world. After college, a year in Rabbinical School, and getting his graduate degree he began work in the film industry – as everything from a Reader for Coppola's Zoetrope Studios, to Vice President at 20th Century Fox. Since then he has taught high school (most rewardingly at College Preparatory School in Oakland) and film classes at NYU and OLLI. He's married to a human rights lawyer, a father of three and grandfather of four.
WATCH THE MOVIES ONLINE AT YOUR LEISURE!
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.

JOIN HARRY AND OTHER FILM LOVERS FOR A FILM DISCUSSION!
Each week, all participants will meet online via Zoom with Harry for a weekly 90-minute lecture and group discussion.
GET TICKETS NOW
$80 – Private access to four (4) online film lectures and discussion with movie expert Harry Chotiner starting November 11.

$72 – Lark Members

(Streaming movie fees not included)

 

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Lone Star

Rating: R   Released: 1996  Length: 2hrs 15min

Lone Star

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Film Lecture with Harry
Wed, Dec 2 3:00pm
Four (4) Film Lectures $80
Member Price $72
DescriptionTrailer

Synopsis: In the Texas border town of Frontera, Sheriff Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) digs up the past when he finds an old skull in the desert. As he traces the murder of Sheriff Charlie Wade (Kris Kristofferson) 40 years earlier, Deeds’ investigation points toward his late father, the much-loved Deputy Buddy Deeds. Ignoring warnings not to delve any deeper, Sam rekindles a romance with his high school sweetheart while bringing up old tensions in the town and exposing secrets long put to rest.

Timely when it was released in 1996, it’s even more timely now.

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Divided We Fall

Rating: PG-13   Released: 2001  Length: 1hr 57min

Divided We Fall

Showtimes Ticket Prices
Film Lecture with Harry
Wed, Dec 9 3:00pm
Four (4) Film Lectures $80
Member Price $72
DescriptionTrailer

Synopsis: This dramatic story of a hero against his will is set in a small Czech town occupied by German forces during the last years of the Second World War. Josef and Marie are a childless couple who yearn for a baby; unfortunately, he is sterile. One day they meet David, a young Jewish man and former neighbor recently escaped from a concentration camp, to whom they give refuge in their home.