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SPIELBERG: THE CINEMA OF TRUTH AND DREAMS

Registration Deadline: July 2
Taught by Joe Frankel
Tuesdays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
4 Sessions, July 6 – 27
$125 ($105 for JxJ Donors of certain levels*)

Is he an artist or merely a prodigious entertainer? Watch and discuss key scenes from the master director’s diverse filmography, gain a deeper understanding of the filmmaking process and glean useful insights about how to tell more compelling stories in virtually every genre with instructor, Joe Frankel – an EDCJCC favorite!

Teacher: Joe Frankel has worked as a writer, director and producer, in Toronto, New York and LA, for companies ranging from Cineplex Entertainment to Universal Studios. His credits include a limited series based on The Phantom comics and Steve Guttenberg: Frenchman, a new animated comedy that is under development in Hollywood. In 2019 Joe founded the Imaginary Courtyard content agency and IC Movieology, an online film school that offers courses in film studies and smartphone filmmaking.

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BLOCKBUSTER SUMMER MOVIES

Registration Deadline: July 5
Taught by Joe Frankel
Thursdays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
4 Sessions, July 8-29
$125 ($105 for JxJ Donors of certain levels*)

Grab a bucket of popcorn, kick back, and enjoy this unique survey of the blockbuster movies that signal warmer weather and help us ease into a vacation mindset! Watch and discuss four classic summer movies that raised the bar on movie spectacle.

Teacher:Joe Frankel has worked as a writer, director and producer, in Toronto, New York and LA, for companies ranging from Cineplex Entertainment to Universal Studios. His credits include a limited series based on The Phantom comics and Steve Guttenberg: Frenchman, a new animated comedy that is under development in Hollywood. In 2019 Joe founded the Imaginary Courtyard content agency and IC Movieology, an online film school that offers courses in film studies and smartphone filmmaking.

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HOW MOVIES ARE MADE

Registration Deadline: July 16
Taught by Ilya Tovbis
Wednesdays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
5 Sessions, July 21 – August 18
$149 ($129 for JxJ Donors of certain levels*)

Back by popular demand! Learn how films are nurtured in the screenwriting process, made tangible during shooting, refined through editing, and eventually brought to the silver screen.

Teacher: Ilya Tovbis is the Artistic and Managing Director of JxJ, and for 8 years the Director of the Washington Jewish Film Festival. He has been a guest programmer at the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) and the Virginia Film Festival (VAFF). His film reviews and industry breakdowns have been published in indieWire, Slant Magazine, and Flavorpill.

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SCREENWRITING MASTER CLASS WORKSHOP

Taught by Joe Frankel
Choose one: Wednesday, August 11, 5:00 PM or Thursday, August 26, 5:00 PM
$40 ($35 for JxJ Donors of certain levels*)

Do you have a great idea for a movie that you’ve always dreamt of writing?  Whether you’re an aspiring screenwriter or just a movie enthusiast, this one-night crash course will teach you everything you need to know about how to write a screenplay.

Teacher:Joe Frankel has worked as a writer, director and producer, in Toronto, New York and LA, for companies ranging from Cineplex Entertainment to Universal Studios. His credits include a limited series based on The Phantom comics and Steve Guttenberg: Frenchman, a new animated comedy that is under development in Hollywood. In 2019 Joe founded the Imaginary Courtyard content agency and IC Movieology, an online film school that offers courses in film studies and smartphone filmmaking.

Discounts & Policies

*The following JxJ Donors are eligible for class discounts:

  • Fan Level ($175) and above donors renewing their donations for the 2020/2021 Season (gifts received after July 1, 2020).
  • New Donors at the Fan Level ($175) or Above

Use the email address attached to your JxJ account and your donor discount will automatically be taken in your cart. If you have questions, call 202.777.3210 and we will be happy to help you complete your transaction.

 

Policies

It is preferred that participants log in via computers (with microphones and speakers), but if need be they can call in by phone. Registrants will receive detailed instructions from JxJ within a few days of registering.

Each individual in a household must register separately.

All students MUST register for class. It is easiest to do this online, but can also be done over the phone if necessary.

JxJ reserves the right to cancel classes that do not have the minimum required number of students. Students may request a full refund for the cancelled class or apply the money toward future JxJ classes. JxJ can refund tuition up to 10 days prior to the class starting. Tuition for classes that have already started is not refundable. Students may only apply one discount per class per registration period.

Please feel free to contact JxJ at 202.777.3210 or boxoffice@jxjdc.org with any questions or concerns.

JxJ is not responsible for providing make-ups or issuing credit or refunds for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illnesses, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond JxJ’s control. If you are unable to attend a program for any of these reasons, we encourage you to consider your registration fee a form of support, helping JxJ sustain our programs.