"I want to say one word to you. Just one word...plastics."

Shaped by profound events in the 1960s, including the Vietnam War, political assassinations, and protests for peace, Hollywood movies enjoyed a brief golden age from the late 1960s through the 1970s.

Led by Jonathan Kirshner, professor emeritus of government at Cornell and CAU's popular film guide, we'll delve into some of the period's most notable films.

We'll explore the potent social and political currents of this time and consider how, and how well, the filmmakers communicated their ideas visually.

Whether you're a film buff or just a fan, you're sure to enjoy this week of stimulating viewing and discussion.