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Virtual Class: Dictators on Film

Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Online/Virtual Space

Sep 26 2020
Oct 17 2020
Virtual Class: Dictators on Film

Simmons University professor Audrey Golden leads our first virtual Coolidge Education class, exploring how cinema, across time and global space, can have political power in the face of tyranny.

During the last hundred years, cinema has been used to resist fascism and to offer filmmakers and audiences a means to oppose authoritarian violence—often in surprising ways. From the early 1940s to the late 2010s, directors have relied on humor as a means of engaging with, and rebelling against, political forces. Although the act of moviegoing—particularly to comedies—certainly has functioned as a getaway from the lulls and pains of everyday life since the start of the twentieth century,

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