Related Event: Cooperstown Graduate Program, black and white film from the 1930s to the 1950s


  • Cooperstown Graduate Program 5838 New York 80 Cooperstown, NY, 13326 United States


Peter Rutkoff, NEH Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Kenyon College, and member of the Glimmerglass Film Days Steering Committee, is in residence at the Cooperstown Graduate Program this fall where he will teach a course focusing on five classic American films—black-and-white films from the 1930s to the 1950s that address important political questions including war and peace, race, class, and gender. Screenings take place on Sunday afternoons at 4 pm at the Cooperstown Graduate Program, and are open to the public. Space is limited  – please reserve your space by emailing Mikaela Fundaun, fundmc55@suny.oneonta.edu 

Sunday, September 18, 4 pm      Citizen Kane

Sunday, September 25, 4 pm      Casablanca          

Sunday, October 2, 4 pm              The Best Years of Our Lives

Sunday, October 23, 4 pm            Pinky

Sunday, October 30, 4 pm            On the Waterfront

These five films invite the audience to consider the way in which black and white film created an aesthetic appropriate to the increasing complexity of the subjects.

The series will conclude with a special screening on November 2 of the recently remastered (and not yet released) Strange Victory from 1948, which will allow the audience to re-examine many of the questions raised in the first five screenings (time and location to be confirmed).