Film Appreciation Class

Film Appreciation Class

The Coen Brothers — Fall 2016

Dates & Times Mondays, October 10 – November 14, 2016 (six classes), 7-10 p.m.
Cost $100
Location Gold Theatre, ACE Exhibition Complex, UNCSA campus
Instructor Dale M. Pollock
Contact For more information, please call 336-734-2848

Explore the magic and mystery of America's pre-eminent filmmaking team, the Coen Brothers. We will learn about, watch and discuss six movies written, directed and produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, in the chronological order in which they were made. We'll look for themes and meanings, enjoy style and visual pizzazz, and find out why the Coens keep making interesting and successful movies that have won them fans around the world. 


The films screened will include:

  • “Raising Arizona” (1987, 94 min.), with Holly Hunter, Nicolas Cage, John Goodman 
  • “Miller's Crossing” (1990, 115 min.), with Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro
  • “Fargo” (1996, 98 min.), with Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy
  • “The Big Lebowski” (1998, 117 min.), with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi
  • “No Country For Old Men” (2007, 122 min.), with Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin
  • “A Serious Man” (2009, 106 min.), with Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed

Watching a great movie on the big screen is becoming a rare experience. The six selected films are all worth seeing again as they were meant to be seen, especially under the guidance of a great teacher!


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Dale PollockDale M. Pollock has produced 13 feature films, including "Set It Off," "Mrs. Winterbourne," "A Midnight Clear," "The Beast" and "Blaze." His films have received four Academy Award nominations and have won several awards, including Best Film at the Cleveland and Houston film festivals.

He was chief film reviewer for Daily Variety, chief film reporter for the Los Angeles Times (where he was a Pulitzer Prize nominee) and author of “Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas,” first published in 1984 with more than 150,000 copies in print. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the Producers Guild; the Writers Guild of America, West; and frequently speaks at film festivals and conferences. 

Pollock was awarded the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching for his work at UNCSA.