And the Oscar Didn't Go To: 21st Century Edition

Please note: this course requires membership in Asbury Associate Membership or Asbury Associate Membership or Montgomery County Campus Full Membership

Dates:February 22 - May 10, 2021
Meets:Mondays, February 22 - May 10, 2021, 1-3 p.m.
Location:Online Course
Instructor:Stan Levin
Fee: $0.00

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Course Description

There have been some truly landmark and incredible films in the 21st century that merited recognition by the Academy of Arts and Sciences as the Best Picture of the Year—and they didn’t get it. Some were even nominated for best film or even best animated film, but  another film won the Oscar.  The non-winners that we will explore are films with artistic merit, social significance, and/or technical breakthroughs that entertained audiences and became landmarks in their own right.  These include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Social Network, Up, Goodnight and Good Luck, The Life of Pi, Lion, and six more.  Through lecture and film clips, we hope to gain an appreciation of these remarkable films that may have lost the Oscar, but have influenced filmmakers and audiences.