Mortality in Film and Literature

Dates:February 13-27, 2024
Meets:Tu from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location:Mt. Airy Axis, 520 Carpenter Lane
Cost: $44.00

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What would you do if you had six months to live? These prolific artists address the question by creating great literature, films, and performances. We will examine and enjoy the contemporary film by Oliver Hermanus "Living," starring Bill Nighy; a film by Kurosawa "Ikiru;" and a novella by Tolstoy "The Death of Ivan Ilyich." Hermanus was inspired by Kurosawa's film. Kurosawa was inspired by Tolstoy's fiction. All three stories involve a bureaucrat who looks back on his life while he faces his own mortality. Join us for provocative discussions of these moving and profound works of art.


The third session on this course will be 1 1/2 hours, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Please obtain a copy of the Tolstoy novella (The Death of Ivan Ilyich) in time for course start date.
Fee: $44.00

Fee Breakdown

Category Description Amount
Course Fee (Basic)Course Fee$ 44.00
Optional FeeDonation (optional)$ 0.00

Mt. Airy Axis, 520 Carpenter Lane

Between McCallum and Greene Streets, same block as Big Blue Marble and the Co-op.

Barbara Sheehan

is a lover of great film and literature. She holds a M.Ed. in Educational Media and MAE in English and has taught at local colleges and in the community.
Date Day Time Location
02/13/2024Tuesday6 PM to 9 PM Mt. Airy Axis, 520 Carpenter Lane
02/20/2024Tuesday6 PM to 9 PM Mt. Airy Axis, 520 Carpenter Lane
02/27/2024Tuesday6 PM to 9 PM Mt. Airy Axis, 520 Carpenter Lane

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