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Global Film Comedy: A Film Discussion Series
January 20 @ 1:00 pm
A good laugh can be good therapy. Comedy can lift us out of stressful times and restore us to high spirits. When some of us are feeling isolated especially during this pandemic, laughter can help us stay connected. Join Film Professor Will Costanzo for an interactive exploration of humor and global movie comedy. Watching film clips together from the great traditions of European, East Asian and So. American cinemas, you’ll have a chance to see what makes people laugh around the world. This season we travel north & south, from Scandinavia to Latin America to see how climate & culture can influence our sense of humor & the kinds of movies we watch. On January 20, we’ll explore THE BEST COMEDY OF NORWAY. In the peculiar world of Nordic comedy, we’ll see how an off-beat brand of humor dating back to the Viking sagas is perpetuated. On February 24, we’ll explore THE BEST COMEDY OF BRAZIL. We’ll watch selected scenes from their rich cinematic tradition & discuss how they both adapted & defied Hollywood conventions in comedy. Dr. Costanzo is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of English & Film. He has published seven books on film including his latest, WHEN THE WORLD LAUGHS: FILM COMEDY EAST AND WEST.
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