Contemporary Film A

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Bi-weekly;  Week One;  Wednesday;  12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Two Terms; In-person 

Please join us for lively discussions of contemporary films. At each meeting we choose two films released since 2019 and available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Kanopy, to view before the next class. Decisions about cinema films will be made on a case-by-case basis. Films may be from any genre — indies, art films, documentaries, block-busters, anime. Members will propose films for group consideration, volunteering in turn to create a presentation and lead a discussion on one of the films chosen, stimulating debate. Two presentations per class will focus on aspects such as themes, production values, take-home values.

After rating the films individually, we compare our class rating to the Internet rating. 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.


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 Moriss ( is a retired English professor from Ryerson University and now enjoys the social and intellectual stimulation of the Academy , bookclubs and travel.