2021 Spring



Classic Films for Senior College

Instructor: Chet Day, Art Ray, Peter Ezzy

Fridays • 8 classes – 3/19-5/7 • 9:00 AM

Class size 5-50 students
28 seats remaining
Location: Zoom

This 8-week course consists of an analytical and fun discussion group exploring the relative merits of selected top-rated classic films as determined by the American Film Institute (AFI), British Film Institute (BFI), and prior classes. Films are critiqued by participants. Class members are encouraged to suggest movies and lead discussions. The 8 movies for this semester are: Show Boat, 1953; Modern Times, 1936; The Big Sleep, 1946; The Black Narcissus, 1947; Tootsie, 1982; E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982; AMISTAD, 1997; and Life is Beautiful, 1997. 

Please note, because this is an online course, the picture quality will vary depending on Zoom, your internet service, and your computer. Reading the closed captions may be an issue.

Study materials will be emailed prior to each class. Accommodations made for the hearing impaired.Classroom

Chet Day
has degrees in math, physics, EE/computer science, and business admin. He retired in 1995 from computer communications research for Bell System. Chet is on the UMASC Arts and Presentations Committee and volunteers for UMASC/UMA College of Arts & Sciences Concert Series. He and Deena have 4 grandchildren.


Art Ray
is a graduate of the University of Maine in electrical engineering and retired after 35 years at CMP. A student of UMASC since Fall 2003. Art does PowerPoint lectures on art and Maine local history for the Granite Hill/Brown Bag programs.


Peter Ezzy is an early supporter of Maine Senior Colleges and has served on numerous UMASC committees. He recently retired from State service after working in the human services program area for over thirty-three years. He also served as a reserve officer with the Maine Emergency Management Agency. After completing undergraduate and graduate studies at UM at Orono, he served proudly in the USAF. He is also active with the Maine Association of Retirees. He is an avid gardener and outdoorsman.