Peter Josyph

Peter Josyph is an author, actor, director, and filmmaker whose films include Liberty Street: Alive At Ground Zero and Acting Cormac McCarthy: The Making of Billy Bob Thorton’s All The Pretty Horses. He is also currently shooting Shakespeare In New York: The Sonnets and has recently completed a film about the early work of painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. His books include Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy, What One Man Said To Another: Talks With Richard Seltzer, and The Wounded River, which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. He also excels in literary and film criticism.

The Lectures

ALFRED HITCHCOCK, PART 1: THE 39 STEPS, SPELLBOUND, AND STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

1:00 - 3:30 pm
Tuesdays , September 14 - September 28

3 Sessions
Fee: $100.00
Lectures:

Ingrid Bergman said: “Hitch is a gentleman farmer who raises goose flesh.” And yet there is so much more to our enduring memories of what it is to see “a Hitchcock.” Finding out precisely how the great British Master of Suspense created some of…

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK, PART 2: SHADOW OF A DOUBT, THE WRONG MAN, AND REAR WINDOW

1:00 - 3:30 pm
Tuesdays , October 12 - October 26

3 Sessions
Fee: $100.00
Lectures:

In praising the great British Master of Suspense, producer-director David Chase (The Sopranos) said: “Every movie he made was an Alfred Hitchcock movie—couldn’t have been anyone else.” Exploring precisely what talents and techniques merge to create a classic Hitchcock experience will be the challenge…

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK, PART 3:VERTIGO, NORTH BY NOTHWEST, AND THE BIRDS

1:00 - 3:30 pm
Tuesdays , November 23 - December 7

3 Sessions
Fee: $100.00
Lectures:

“Drama,” said Alfred Hitchcock, “is life with the dull bits cut out.” This is certainly true of the best films by the great British Master of Suspense. Hitchcock makes it sound simple, but there was nothing simple about Hitchcock’s technique, for he achieved his…

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Artists on Film Part I

1:00 - 3:30 pm
Thursdays , September 5 - October 10

6 Sessions
Fee: $120.00
Lectures:

How to portray the life and work of a visual artist on screen has always been an exacting and elusive challenge for filmmakers. As a painter, writer, and award-winning filmmaker, Peter Josyph will lead an exploration into the most interesting films that have attempted…

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ARTISTS ON FILM Part II

1:00 - 3:30 pm
Thursdays , October 17 - December 12*

6 Sessions
Fee: $120.00
Lectures:

How to portray the life and work of a visual artist on screen has always been an exacting and elusive challenge for filmmakers. As a painter, writer, and award-winning filmmaker, Peter Josyph will lead an exploration into the most interesting films that have attempted…

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PAINTING WITH LIGHT: Great Cinematography on Film PART I

1:00 – 3:30 pm
Tuesdays , January 14 - February 18

6 Sessions
Fee: $100.00
Lectures:

Director Nicholas Roeg said: “You make the movie through the cinematography – it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was a huge revelation to me.” What Roeg meant was that the finest acting, singing, dancing, or written dialogue on any film set or…

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PAINTING WITH LIGHT: Great Cinematography on Film PART II

1:00 - 3:30 pm
Thursdays , April 23 - May 28

6 Sessions
Fee: $100.00
Lectures:

When director Martin Scorsese said: “Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out,” he was refering to the fact that the finest acting, singing, dancing, or written dialogue on any film set or locarion will never be seen or appreciated…

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SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: Shakespeare in New York

1:00 - 3:00 pm
First Tuesday , May 26

1 Sessions
Fee: $20.00
Lectures:

Actor, author, and award-winning filmmaker Peter Josyph will introduce and premiere his new film Shakespeare in New York, a black and white adaptation of twelve of Shakespeare’s most compelling Sonnets in iconic New York locations, including Liberty Island, 8th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, and…

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SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: The Merchant of Venice PART I

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday , May 12

1 Sessions
Fee: $20.00
Lectures:

About Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, James Shapiro said that “much of the play’s vitality can be attributed to the ways in which it scrapes against a bedrock of beliefs about the racial, national, sexual, and religious differences of others.” Shakespeare’s most controversial play,…

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