And The Nominees Are:
Great Films that did not Win an Oscar
COURSE DESCRIPTION: And The Nominees Are… Even though they didn’t capture the Oscar, each of these films was embraced by critics and audiences world-wide. Come and discover, or re-discover, some of the finest films of their year or any other year.
1. When Father Was Away on Business - Yugoslavia - 1985: A six-year-old boy tells his version of why daddy couldn't stay with his family in post-WWII Yugoslavia.
2. The Last Metro - France - 1980: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
3. Children of Heaven – Iran – 1998: In a fable-like story embraced by the world, a brother and sister care for each other in a special way.
4. Son of the Bride - Spain - 2001: A self-centered man discovers that his heart has a way of changing his perspective on life.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shelly Isaacs is known for his Cafe Cinematheque and Senses of Cinema programs available in theatres throughout South Florida. He has enjoyed a career as a creative director/writer in advertising, spanning over 30 years, with an emphasis on film, TV and radio production. Shelly holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from New York University, where he served as an Adjunct Professor in graduate-level Cultural Studies. Presently, he teaches foreign-language film appreciation in the Lifelong Learning
Society (LLS) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) – Boca Raton. Since 2004 , he has been the curator and host for the International Film Series at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In 2009, Shelly launched Cinematheque at Sea, offering audiences who appreciate foreign-language film an opportunity to experience his program of specially-selected films while on a luxury cruise.
||7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
||Mondays, September 30; October 7, 14, 21
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||$34 member / $54 non-member