My own festival.

If I win the lottery, in additional to staying in fine hotels and visiting national parks (sometimes at the same time), I want to rent a theater for a week.

I want to have a film festival. Beyond just the movies, though, I want to have symposia:

  • “The undeserving poor”: analysis of poverty as portrayed in My Fair Lady and Oliver! with an emphasis on American views of poverty
  • Movies that were surprisingly passed under the Hayes Code; or, how did a movie about a girl being groomed to be a courtesan (even if she ended up marrying)* get greenlit?
  • Tale of two Henrys: Henry V — Olivier or Branagh?
  • The sociological ramifications of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Meg and Esmarelda: forgotten Disney princesses

I think it could be fun. How about you? What would you suggest?

*Gigi.

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