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Trailblazers on Film (Syllabus with Viewing Options Will be Provided) (p.12) (Closed)

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Course Description:

Four beautifully-crafted documentaries offer a deep dive into the lives of visionaries whose commitment and contributions to their field have galvanized and shifted the cultural conversation in new directions not only during their lifetimes but for generations to come. Join us as we focus our lens on the inspiring lives of culture shapers and thought leaders in science, music, politics, and art. Films will include "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" (2017); "Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool" (2019); Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed" (2004); and, "Walking on Water" (2018). Participants are to independently view each film prior to the Zoom session.

*Syllabus with viewing options will be provided. A few sources follow below:

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Amazon Prime Rental $2.99 | YouTube Rental $2.99

Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
Free with Netflix Subscription | Amazon Prime Rental $4.99

Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed
Free with Amazon Prime Subscription | YouTube Rental $3.99

Walking on Water
Free with Amazon Prime Subscription | YouTube Rental $3.99


Tuition: $30.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Wednesdays, Mar. 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7 *1:00-2:00pm* (4 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Karen Davis is Senior Film Programmer for the Mill Valley Film Festival. She has taught courses in world cinema and cultural studies at CSUMB, UC Santa Cruz and Vassar College. Anne Sanchez has taught women's studies at Hartnell College. She served as president of the Monterey County Film Commission.