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The Art of Film Appreciation with Claude Kerven 5-Week Lecture Series

Dates vary between April 23, 2024 - May 21, 2024
  • 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA 02638
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    • Dates: Dates vary between April 23, 2024 - May 21, 2024
    • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
    • Location: Cape Cod Museum of Art
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Price: Member $65 / Non-Member $80

    The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:
    The Art of Film Appreciation:  Genre with Claude Kerven
    (5) Tuesdays, April 23 – May 21, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
    Member $65 / Non-Member $80

    If you love film, then this course is for you! Film Art will help you learn more about film analysis, period genres, movements in film style, film production, and more, and will deepen your understanding and enjoyment of watching movies.

    Emmy Award winner Claude Kerven provides an introduction to the evolution of cinema. This course covers the contributions of the screenwriter, director, cinematographer, editor, and composer. By the end of the course, students will have a far better understanding of the process of filmmaking and how it relates to appreciating the history and evolution of cinema. 

    This course will be useful for the layman who wants to know more about film for personal enjoyment; or for the student hoping to enhance their college applications, and even for professionals who need to be more familiar and knowledgeable about the film industry. 

    Films discussed in this session:

    • Story of Film: Part I (Lumiere, Edison, Méliès) – Origins of Film
    • Way Down East (Griffith) – Early Melodrama
    • Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein) - Soviet Montage
    • Metropolis (Lang) - Expressionism
    • City Lights – (Chaplin) Silent Comedians

    Students need to watch the following film before their first class on Tuesday, April 23:

    Story of Film: Part I (Lumiere, Edison, Méliès) – Origins of Film


    Claude Kerven’s career is highlighted by his Emmy Award-winning work in children’s television, over 25 short films directed at Saturday Night Live, and his most recent directorial work, "They Never Found Her," starring Handmaid Tale’s, Elisabeth Moss. As a screenwriter, Kerven co-authored "Mortal Thoughts," which starred Bruce Willis, and worked as a staff writer for director/producer Sam Raimi (“Spiderman”). Currently, he is the Chair of the Filmmaking Program at the New York Film Academy, a role he has held since 1994. Learn more online at


    The Cape Cod Museum of Art is committed to making Art accessible to everyone in the Cape Cod Community. The Museum School Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to qualified, year-round Cape Cod residents ages 6 and up. Click here to apply.

    Cancellation policy: CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for a refund.

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    Cape Cod Museum of Art

    60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA 02638