SUMMER 2012 PROGRAM
Where Great Books Meet Great Movies!
The Summer 2012 Program will include a film showing and lecture/discussion by Dr. Robert Spiegelman
. All events will be held on Tuesdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the 12th Floor Lounge
of the main building at 113 West 60th Street/Columbus Avenue
Entrance fee per event is $20 for all persons, payable by Cash or Check at the door – Sorry, no Credit Card payments can be accepted!
Robert Spiegelman, Ph.D. City University of New York will be the ongoing Interlocutor for the Summer Film Program and is one of our experienced instructors. A sociologist, he has incorporated film for years as an integral part of all of his courses at Fordham, Long Island University, and the College of Staten Island. He is an accomplished statewide public speaker with the New York Council for the Humanities. He has been teaching an innovative series of sociology/film courses at Fordham’s College at 60, teaches Sociology of Media at Fordham Rose Hill, and is proud to be an original member of Fordham’s groundbreaking Excel Program, a pioneer in lifelong learning and adult education. Spiegelman is a screenwriter and creative producer, with several feature film and documentary projects under development.
Jon Goodman, J.D. Vanderbilt University School of Law, who will act as an advisor for the Summer Film Program, is a two-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer. He has written, produced, directed or supervised more than 300 hours of programming for broadcast and exhibition in the United States and abroad. His most recent film, Freedom Songs: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement, aired on PBS stations nationwide in 2009–2010. In addition to writing, producing, and directing, Goodman is the author of The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot (Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Books, 2005); and, since 2006, adjunct professor of the arts at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program.
Winning a Voice: The Help; Written by Kathryn Stockett; Directed by Tate Taylor
Of Love and Money: Wings of the Dove; Written by Henry James; Directed by Ian Softely
Faith vs. Science: The Name of the Rose; Written by Umberto Eco; Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Of Dust Bowls and Justice: The Grapes of Wrath; Written by John Steinbeck; Directed by John Ford