960: My Family/Mi Familia: Understanding Families Through Film
July 12, 13, 14, 15
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
This film traces three generations (1920's to 1980's) of a Mexican family's immigration to Los Angeles. We experience their tragedies and their triumphs. We'll discuss the parents' relationship as their expectations for their children counter who the children become as they navigate cultural and class issues. We'll see how the siblings deal with their different adaptations to their cultural heritage while grappling with American crises during these years. We'll explore how they each struggle with love, loss, and fear. Their experiences are heartbreaking, scary, and heartwarming. Class is discussion. Please view the film in advance.
Class Type: Discussion
Class Format: Online
Hours of Reading: No reading
Study Group Leader(s):Karen Gail Lewis
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.