F408 Fall 2019 The Hero’s Journey in Classic Films
Wednesdays, 11:50–1:15, Sep. 25–Nov. 13
Instructor: Skip Bromley
Go on the hero’s journey with Skip Bromley as your guide. You will be taken to a field of dreams in Iowa and find “heaven.” You will also be transported to revisit childhood dreams and help an alien “phone home.” Two classic films, E.T. and Field of Dreams, will illustrate a timeless theme throughout this course. Take this journey with the heroes you meet and be transformed, just as they are.
Skip Bromley is a retired award-winning teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools for 37 years. He was recognized for his tenure at Oakton High School with the naming of the school auditorium in his honor; he was grateful this was not a posthumous recognition. He studied theatre at The Catholic University of America and has produced and directed close to 100 plays and musicals throughout his career. He has been deeply influenced by Greek mythology and history, weaving his knowledge into the development of a modern-day curriculum appealing to all ages.