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Global Film Comedy: a Film Discussion Series

July 15 @ 1:00 pm

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One event on August 12, 2020 at 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 and East Asian cinemas, you’ll have a chance to see what makes people laugh around the world.The first in the series will offer an introduction to global film comedy.  The second will explore the best comedy of England and France.

Dr. Costanzo is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of English and Film and has taught at WCC for over forty years. A graduate of Columbia University, he has published seven books on writing and film, including READING THE MOVIES, WORLD CINEMA THROUGH GLOBAL GENRES and WHEN THE WORLD LAUGHS: FILM COMEDY EAST AND WEST.   Dr. Costanzo is a long-time resident of Mt Kisco and a good friend of the library.

Wednesdays, July 15 and August 12, 1:00p – 2:30p,

To register for this Zoom series,  please email


July 15
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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