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Laughter in the Dark   

In this session, the "F" in Film stands for funny. These four choices encompass various forms of comedy, each proving that humor transcends all borders.


1. "What’s in a Name" - France, 2012: Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends, he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion that surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.

2. "The Man Without a Past" - Finland, 2002: A man arrives in Helsinki only to be viciously attacked by thugs and pronounced dead by medics. He revives but with no memory of his past or his identity. He rebuilds his life from scratch, but the past inevitably catches up with him.

3. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" - Spain, 1988: In the film that brought Pedro Almodóvar international prominence, a television actress encounters a variety of eccentric characters after embarking on a journey to discover why her lover abruptly left her.

4. Perfumes - France, 2018: A celebrity in the creation of world-famous perfumes knows it takes a combination of sensitivity and chemistry to create the perfect scent. But when she encounters a chauffeur in need of work and desperate to retain custody of his daughter, where it will lead could change the mix.

Live In-Person with Video Catch-up. Available 2-3 business days after live lecture. You will have approximately two weeks to view the video.

  • Laughter in the Dark
  • Fees:
        Member: $60.00
        Non-Member: $80.00
        Price at Door/One Day Pass: $30.00
    Dates: 8/6/2024 - 8/27/2024
    Times: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Boca Raton Campus
    Building: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium
    Room: Auditorium
    Instructor: Shelly Isaacs

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