New online Fall Film Series starts at the VBMA


This fall join the VBMA in a series of five-week courses of films selected from the finest in classic and contemporary cinema. They will be part of a slightly different Film Studies course as the Museum offers each series as an online, streaming format for students to view at home.

The first series showcases Americana: Stories of American Art and Culture from the Early Twentieth Century and will present films that complement the current Avery to Warhol exhibition highlighting the spirit of American culture between 1850 and 1950. Films will exemplify wonderful writers and painters from this era, including “Last Call,” which chronicles the troubled genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald as he struggled to complete his unfinished novel The Last Tycoon. The framework for “Last Call” is derived from the personal memoir of his assistant and secretary during those last days, when she served as his confidante and sounding board, to create a work that was possibly his most famous and enduring. Classes begin October 13 through November 10, 2020

Film Studies 2 Bright Lights: Favorite Luminaries from the Entertainment World begins on November 17 through December 15, 2020. This course pays tribute to some of our favorite stars of stage and screen with a selection of five films that spotlight why we fell in love with them. We’ll peek in on an unusual performance from Burt Reynolds, a special local favorite here in Florida. You may be surprised by the unique “foreign” film, “Snapshots,” where he paired up with Julie Christie, in Amsterdam. Besides Burt, we’ll visit four others from a wide range of both American and international celebrities. 

Students may sign up for either the afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. or the evening session at 7 p.m. as part of the five-week film studies offering. Films will be introduced by Film Studies Coordinator, Diane Thelen, but there will be no moderated discussion.

Don’t delay register today!  To find out more about fall classes at the Museum or to register visit or call (772) 231 0707 ext 136. Tuition for the five-week course(s) is $95 per person Non-Member, ($80 for per person Museum Members). Please note: to purchase tickets online, you must first register for the website. Old logins will not work.

The Museum will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and regulations set forth by local and state officials and the CDC. Please note: program dates, times and formats may be subject to change. Ticket sales support ongoing educational programs at the VBMA. All sales are final

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