Odyssey 2016: A Film Odyssey

This daylong program, on Saturday, April 30, invites film lovers to join Odyssey on a voyage into cinema's extraordinary past as six exciting and diverse lectures examine the profound impact motion pictures have had on America and its cultural climate over the 12 decades of cinema's history. The six lectures are:

  • "'Too Good to Be an Actor'": Marlon Brando, the Method, and the Roots of Postwar Acting" with Linda DeLibero, director of Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches courses in film history and criticism, including Hitchcock and Film Theory, Films of the '70s, The Actor in Hollywood, and Critical Approaches to Contemporary Film.

  • "Great Film Scores- An Exploration" with David Neumeyer (replacement for David Langlitz), emeritus professor of music at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • "The Flops that Changed Hollywood: A Century of Catastrophe from Intolerance to The Interview" with J.D. Connor, who received his PhD from the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins. He has taught at Harvard and Yale and worked at Slate. He was chosen by Yale's graduate students as the most inspiring faculty member in the Humanities.

  • "Four Films That Changed America" with coordinator Marc Lapadula, playwright and screenwriter and senior lecturer at Yale University in the Film Studies Program. The films that will be examined are Easy Rider, Jaws, The China Syndrome, and Philadelphia.

  • "The First Presidential Election to Use Motion Pictures" with Charles Musser, professor of film and media studies, American studies, and theater studies at Yale University.

  • "From The Sound of Music to Midnight Cowboy: What Happened to Hollywood?" with Andrew Douglas, director of Education for Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Clips will be shown from such films as Blow-Up, The Graduate, and Bonnie and Clyde.

For detailed descriptions of the lectures and information about the lecturers, see the Odyssey catalog online

913.188.02 Homewood campus
Saturday, April 30, 8:45 a.m. to 5:05 p.m.
All-day session w/morning coffee, juice pastries & box lunch: $167
w/o lunch: $153

JHU faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.