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Curious Minds Speaker Series

Expanding on the issues and ideas at the heart of the documentaries we screen, our daytime lecture series invites you to engage on a variety of topics with dynamic speakers and subject matter experts.

Single Class: $21 (Members: $17, $14, Free)
Six-week course: $69 (Members: $60, $48, Free)

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Hollywood Suite

The 1960s: From Berkeley to Berlin

Examine how the most notable people and movements of the “Swinging Sixties” left their mark on history, from the Free Speech Movement to the Berlin Wall and Stonewall.

Led by Dr. Peter Harris

THURSDAYS, OCT 17–NOV 28, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
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Treasures of the Ancient Silk Road

Take a whirlwind tour of the arts and cultures that dazzled the ancient world in the stunning survey of the fabled Silk Routes.

Led by Professor Sudharshan Durayappah

FRIDAYS, OCT 18–NOV 29, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
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Legends: The Leading Men of Hollywood

From Marlon Brando to Jack Nicholson and Denzel Washington, explore the personas that have defined Hollywood’s most memorable actors and how they have each reflected evolving attitudes towards gender, sex and power.

Led by Geoff Pevere

MONDAYS, OCT 21–NOV 25, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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Chicago Architecture: The Skyline That Changed the World

Trace the rich history, iconic buildings and colourful personalities that shaped the Chicago skyline in this in-depth look at one of the great architecture cities of the 20th century.

Led by Natalie Ribkoff

TUESDAYS, OCT 22–NOV 26, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
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