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BA283 English Film Discussion (formerly American Film Classics)

  • 28 Apr 2023
  • 23 Jun 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • 28 Apr 2023, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (CEST)
  • 26 May 2023, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (CEST)
  • 23 Jun 2023, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (CEST)
  • Remote on Zoom
  • 6


  • Course attendee, WICE member
  • Ellen Feldman


Discover and discuss masterpieces of American and British cinema in this class for intermediate and advanced English speakers. You’ll watch a film at home on streaming, or borrow the DVD from your local library, before a lively and engaging discussion in class. You’ll be assigned one scene to watch at least three times! Every month you’ll view a film from an influential director so you’ll come to know the stylistic hallmarks of favorite genres and filmmakers. If you love the movies, this course is an enjoyable way to increase vocabulary, get comfortable with idiomatic expressions, improve your conversational skills, and deepen your understanding of American culture and cinema.

During the winter term students discussed The Apartment by Billy Wilder, The Shop Around the Corner by Ernst Lubitsch, and Shadow of a Doubt by Alfred Hitchcock.

The theme for the spring term is Americans in Paris, list of films to come soon.

About the Instructor

Ellen Feldman grew up in Philadelphia and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She holds a Ph.D. in cinema studies from New York University and has taught film studies at the State University of New York, Geneseo campus, and Brooklyn College.

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