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[Past Event] Cinema of Homelessness

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Course Description:

American cinema has long portrayed the intractable problem of homelessness in the United States, sometimes artfully. Over four sessions, we will discuss the problem of the dispossessed at both local and national levels, and view four popular films that address this issue. Beginning with the Great Depression ("My Man Godfrey" 1936), and moving up to the present where so many families live on the margins ("The Florida Project" 2017), we will assess just how well Hollywood presents this complex social problem.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesdays, Oct. 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20 * 1:00 - 4:00pm* (4 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


William Brigham, M.S.W., M.A., has taught film courses for over 30 years and has published widely in film studies, including a content analysis of Hollywood representations of homelessness. He served on the Board of Homeless Advocates of San Diego and has been a volunteer with homeless populations.