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The Wretched Refuse: America's Immigrant Experience in Print & Film
Ronelle Delmont

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This four-part series discusses four American Literature gems (and later films) that depict some aspect of an immigrant's experience. Each book was a major bestseller and a few were Pulitzer recipients as well. Choice scenes from each film will be shown and the plots and themes of each story carefully analyzed to compare book with film.
1. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson, film by Scott Hicks
2. Mambo Kings Sing Songs Of Love by Oscar Hijuelos, film by Arne Glimcher
3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, film by Marc Foster
4. Hester Street (Yekl) by Abraham Cahan, film by Joan Micklin Silver
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ronelle ​Delmont was born on the Lower-East-Side of NYC and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn. She attended Hunter College as a music major and received a BS from Florida International University in International Relations. Her eclectic background includes owning an antique shop in Greenwich Village, owning an entertainment agency, working for Pan-Am Airlines, and lecturing to adults.  Since 1996 ​Delmont has been a book reviewer and lecturer in South Florida. She is currently writing a book on the subject of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and trial. Ronelle is an associate of the James Randi Educational Foundation which honors Houdini's memory.

Time: 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Date: Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: $34 member / $54 non-member

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