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Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series

This winter, Curious Minds returns with three dynamic six-week courses that turn our historic cinema into an exciting cultural salon. Each course features fascinating speakers and notable experts, taking us from the legend and legacy of the Beatles, to the double-crossing ethos of film noir, to Art Deco around the world.

Single Class: $20 (Members: $17, $14, Free)

Note: Once you register you will not receive a paper/digital ticket. There will be sign-in sheets at each class.

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The Beatles and Their World

Thursdays, January 12 to February 16, 10 a.m. to noon
Curious Minds The Beatles Professor Mike Daley tracks the musical development of the Beatles starting from the earliest days in Liverpool, through Beatlemania, the rush of psychedelia and the maturity of their studio years.

January 12: The Origins
January 19: The Early Beatles
January 26: Beatlemania Through 1964
February 2: The Transitional Years, 1965-66
February 9: The Peak of Creativity, 1967-68
February 16: The Breakup, 1969-70


The Big Shadow: The World of Film Noir

Tuesdays, January 17 to February 21, 10 a.m. to noon Curious Minds Film Noir
Film writer Geoff Pevere returns to take a deep dive into the dark and dangerous, not to mention seductive and irresistible, world of film noir.

January 17: The Shadows Emerge: Origins of Film Noir
January 24: The Golden Age of Darkness
January 31: Femme Fatale: Gender and Noir
February 7: The Long Shadow: Neo-Noir
February 14: Dark World: Noir Around the World
February 21: Shadow Box: Noir and TV


Around the World in Art Deco

Fridays, January 20 to February 24, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Curious Minds Art Deco Capture the spirit and optimism of the 1920’s with fine art advisor and art historian Natalie Ribkoff as she guides you through the sparkling world of Art Deco.

January 20: The Style and the Age
January 27: Behind the Scenes at the Paris Exposition
February 3: French Furniture and Fashion
February 10: Skyscraper Style: Art Deco in New York
February 17: Screen Deco: A Celebration of Style in Hollywood and Los Angeles
February 24: From Miami to Mumbai