Program information (951) 827-7139  www.extension.ucr.edu/osher 6 Riverside Cinematic Exploration: Social Justice and Sexism Through Time and Cultures Mon. 1 p.m.-3:40 p.m., Apr. 23-Jun. 4 (no meeting May 28) “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Those words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will become the sounding board as we explore the issues of social justice and sexism throughout the ages, and as experienced across cultures. The selected films will highlight the many approaches, example, and solutions related to the concept of social justice and sexism and the challenges and difficult choices people make in pursuit of moral integrity. True to this class tradition, the films chosen will reflect beliefs, ethics, and personal dilemmas of people from various cultures and social classes. Elena Romine, Ph.D., Author, is a Russian educator and the author of the book “The Intimate Diary of a Russian Woman.” Dr. Romine is now researching cross-cultural issues. UCR Osher instructor since 2004. 174-CCS-010 Café Literario Conversaciones en Español: Celebrando Cortázar Fri. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 4-Jun. 8 Explore the postwar Latin American literary boom, its history, authors, and narratives. We will do so by examining the works of one of the most important figures in the literary boom, the Argentine novelist and short story writer, Julio Cortázar. Cortázar. He is considered the greatest short story writer of the Spanish language in the twentieth century. His short stories are highly inventive, entertaining, and innovative—rich in language and vocabulary. Our weekly gathering will permit students to both become familiar with one of Latin America’s literary giants, and to refine their Spanish-language skills by exposure to one of the greatest masters of the language. Olga Brennan, M.A., came from her native Argentina to the U.S. 25 years ago. She has taught Spanish in a wide variety of settings to students of all ages, beginning through advanced. She also teaches classes on Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. UCR Osher instructor since 2018. 174-CCS-011 Art House Cinema Series, Part 6 Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., May 24-Jun. 28 Examine some of the finest films in the “art-house” cinema (also called independent) genre – films that depart, often dramatically, from conventional Hollywood filmmaking and narrative. Usually helmed by an “auteur” director, art films are particularly focused on exposing audiences’ raw emotions, urging them toward poignant psychological and emotional examinations that can be unsettling and, at times, shocking. Art-House films are designed for audiences who seek more than mere entertainment from film, and are usually made for aesthetic reasons, rather than commercial profit. These are films that can disturb and enlighten – and that will stay with you forever. Stacy Davies, MPW, is an award-winning arts and culture journalist in Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire, and a film historian at UC Riverside Extension and the University of Phoenix. UCR Osher instructor since 2009. 174-CCS-013 UCR Extension Center  1200 University Ave.  Riverside OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE  |  UCR EXTENSION  |  SPRING 2018 “It is the mark if an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” –Aristotle APRIL–MAY