Contemporary Film A

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Bi-weekly;  Week One;  Wednesday;  12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
In-person **Workshop Waitlisted**

Please join us for lively discussions of contemporary films. At each meeting we choose two films, released in the last 5 years and available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Kanopy, to view on our own before the next class. Films may be from any genre — indies, art films, documentaries, block-busters — or whatever moves the class when voting. Participants will volunteer in turn to create a presentation on one of the chosen films, stimulating discussion and reactions. The two presentations per class will focus on aspects such as themes, production values, and take-home values.

We rate the films individually, and then compare our class rating to the Internet rating, just for fun. In preparation for the first session, the co-facilitators will contact registered members with an invitation for two participants to volunteer. They will have the one-time opportunity to select and present a film of their own choice.

To request to be added to a waiting list, email


Sue Kralik ( is a retired school principal whose interests include political activism, history, choral singing, Scottish Country Dancing, and astronomy. Sue’s enjoyment of film has increased since becoming an Academy member and she looks forward to another year of viewing films and sharing opinions and ratings.

Marg Morriss ( taught English at Ryerson University for many years, and now enjoys the social and intellectual stimulation of the Academy workshops and activities.

To request to be added to a waiting list, email