Academy of Lifelong Learning



Humanities/Film History

John Wieczoreck’



Wednesdays, January 30 – March 6 (six weeks) 4:15 – 5:30 pm
Moderated Discussion/Video

The popularity of French director Michel Hazanavicius’s black and white film The Artist (2011) is testament to the public’s fascination with the silent film genre. It is a genre that has tremendous power – one that has the ability to entertain in a very seductive fashion. The art of silent film creation reached its zenith in the mid- to late-1920s before it was replaced by films with sound. This course will trace the history and conventions of silent cinema by present- ing, as in the first edition of this continuing series, examples of popular and classic films of its four-decade long period.

JOHN WIECZORECK has taught American and world literature as an adjunct professor at Delaware State University, Chesapeake College and Rowan University. Since 2002, he has taught over 80 adult learning seminars as well as conducted trips to an opera, musicals, and cultural destinations through WC-ALL and Chesapeake College’s IAL.