An historic election is coming up, so – let’s go to the movies!
The Gannett newspapers’ Jack Garner has been a mainstay in coverage of films, entertainment, jazz and other music. Though supposedly retired, he continues to write a weekly column, and recently published a memoir, “From My Seat on the Aisle.” Garner loves to find himself in the midst of conversations and questions and dialogue on the movies, music and other aspects of entertainment. This time it’s with us!
What makes a good movie? Do the Oscars mean anything? Who were and are the great actors – and why were they great? (One of Jack’s favorites — Humphrey Bogart — spent his childhood summers on Canandaigua Lake.) Do films and plays and music affect our lives, positively or negatively? For example, can the rise of violence in our society be blamed in some degree on the movies?
If you love great movies, modern culture and entertainment – or maybe you’re convinced that they don’t make movies like they used to – please come and we’ll talk about it. Learn more my visiting Jack’s webpage at the Democrat and Chronicle.
Canandaigua Academy English and Film teacher Deborah Sutherland will lead the conversation.