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Cinema of Addiction [We'll Bring Bill Brigham Back in the Fall] (Closed)

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The opioid crisis that has devastated America over the past decade is only the most recent proof of the permanence of addiction, and American cinema has long reflected the reality of persistent substance use problems. In this course we will view and discuss four films that provide different representations of addiction, its effect on those involved in substance use, and on others in their lives. The films we will view and discuss are "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995), "Half Nelson" (2006), "Am"y (2015), and "Beautiful Boy" (2018).


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Tuesdays, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28 *2:00 - 5:00pm* (4 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


William Brigham, M.S.W., M.A., has been writing about and teaching film for over 40 years. He is the author of "Historical Dictionary of Woody Allen" (2019). For over 25 years, Mr. Brigham served as the administrator of the National Football League’s Substance Abuse Program and has worked in other areas of the addictions field.