Explore 1950’s Classic Movies During SCF’s Film Formulas Previews

Bradenton, Fla. Feb. 1, 2024

(Bradenton, Fla., February 1, 2024) — Relive 1950’s American classic films carefully curated by documentary filmmaker and author, Del Jacobs from 1-4 p.m. each Wednesday beginning Feb. 14 – Mar. 20, at State College of Florida Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice. Online registration is available at SCF.edu/Training. Search “film formulas” and the cost is $20 per film or $100 for the entire series.

Spend a riveting afternoon (or six!) experiencing some of Hollywood’s quintessential moving pictures during SCF Lifelong Learning’s theatre-style presentations of classic American films. This carefully curated, multi-genre selection offers something for everyone. Features include:

Feb. 14: Sunset Boulevard, 1950. Hollywood’s dark side, the price of fame and the illusion of stardom are a few measurements made in this film.

Feb. 21: The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951. This alien-landing movie still speaks to our suspicions and worries about all that is different from our ways of life.

Feb. 28: Trial, 1955. An underappreciated drama follows a boy who is both victimized by prejudiced accusers and a pawn of his lawyer-defender.

March 6: Rebel Without a Cause, 1955. It is a timeless story of teenage life, parental style and generational differences.

March 13: Jailhouse Rock, 1957. An iconic musical drama featuring Elvis Presley, notable for its authentic appreciation of the rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack and an engaging story of redemption.

March 20: Pillow Talk, 1959. A classic romantic comedy, this film stands squarely between the button-down world of the Fifties and the revolution that would mark the next decade.

For questions or more information, call 941-363-7150.