R410 Winter 2020 Play Ball! On Film!
Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Feb. 4–Feb. 18
Instructor: Jim Hickey
Baseball provides a rich backdrop for the American experience. Clips from some of the best films about the sport, including Field of Dreams, Pride of the Yankees, The Sandlot, A League of Their Own, and others will be examined. Some are based on fact, some on fiction. Some are about playing at the highest levels, others just about the love of the game. Some of the worst movies about the national pastime will also be discussed. In addition, there will be discussions about what we like or do not like and how each film reflects and fits into our culture. The baseball diamond is a canvas used to illustrate the human condition.
Jim Hickey, an OLLI member, has been a baseball fan since 1957 and a movie fan even longer. He has worked on local short films and one local feature film.