The Power of the Short Film in American Culture


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Dr. Robert Pondillo, PH.D

This class will show several short films per session – comedies, dramas, horror, musicals, and animation from the U.S. and International cinema -- running from two minutes to 30 minutes in length. Most of the offerings are recent, little-seen Oscar winning or nominated shorts, some are from filmmakers you know, most from creative folks you’ve never heard of. Each is a “film festival winning” offering that has something to say about the human condition. A discussion will follow each film. We’ll talk about the structure of the short film, mise-en-scène (aesthetics),and the narrative(s) at play.


Oakwood Village University Woods

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Date

Feb.28, 2019

End Date

May 2, 2019


Minimal or no reading/discussion expected

Class Size

No limit

Class Notes

To Enroll: no pre-enrollment, just come to the first class session

No Class on March 21, 2019

# of Sessions: 9


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