Course Details

967: Understanding Families Through Movies

February 8, 9, 10, 11
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

We'll be studying the movie, Eve's Bayou, about a three generation middle class Creole family with two young daughters and a son. We'll look at the relationship between the parents and between the siblings; the vying of siblings for one parent; the role of grandmother. Most importantly, the role of secrets, the pressure to deny, the question who to believe. All this and more—including some second sight and voodoo. The movie is poignant, powerful, sad, and funny. Like real life, there's nothing exactly true. Class is discussion. Please view the movie before the first class.

Class Format: Discussion

Hours of Reading: Reading prior to first session (See Description.)

Study Group Leader(s):

Karen Gail Lewis
Dr. Karen Gail Lewis has been a family therapist for more than four decades. She has published numerous books and articles about family relationships. She has taught at OLLI for over a decade.