Spring Course – Mar 31, April 7, 21, 28, May 5, May 12

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If this is your first course of 2016-17, your tickets will be available at the Registrar's table at the first lecture you attend.
If not your first course of the season, your tickets will be in your ticket holder with your other tickets.
All lectures take place at 10 am at the New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood       .......Directions to venue

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SPRING COURSE: Fridays, 10am-12pm

Suspense Craft: The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock                              Stephen Scharper

2017-03-31The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder”—Alfred Hitchcock

In this course, we will explore the iconically suspenseful brilliance of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, whose films continue to entertain, and terrify, a half century after they first appeared in theatres.

Handouts and extra material may be provided by Dr. Scharper. They will be available under Resources (main menu above) to members who have logged in.

 Mar 31: Saboteur (1942) This riveting World War II thriller stars Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane desperately trying to expose Fifth Columnists in the US, with a dramatic climax at the Statue of Liberty.

Apr 7: Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Hitchcock’s personal favourite stars a jejune Teresa Wright and suave Joseph Cotten as her Uncle Charlie, who just might not be as nice as his family thinks.

Apr 14: Good Friday (no lecture)

Apr 21: Strangers on a Train (1951) Featuring a spellbinding performance by Robert Walker, this gem stars Farley Granger as a tennis star who finds himself implicated in murder via the twisted machinations of a “fan” he meets on a train.

Apr 28: Rear Window (1954) When is snooping legitimate sleuthing? Starring a mature Jimmy Stewart and a stunning Grace Kelly, this superbly directed cliff-hanger also features Raymond Burr in a very ‘non-Perry Mason-esque’ role.

May 5: North by Northwest (1959) Considered by many to be one of the most entertaining films ever made, this lush Hitchcock Cold War offering features a sophisticated Cary Grant who experiences an unforgettable ‘history lesson’ at Mt. Rushmore.

May 12: Psycho (1960) Starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins (as Norman Bates), this spine-tingler has been hailed as one of the most ‘shocking’ films ever to light up a screen. 

Stephen Scharper, PhD Religious Studies from McGill, is associate professor at the School of the Environment and Department of Anthropology at U of T, a Senior Fellow of Massey College and a Fellow of Trinity College. He is currently a columnist for The Toronto Star, and has provided commentary on TVO’s The Agenda, CTV News, VISION-TV, CityPulse 24, and CBC’s Counterspin, Tapestry, Sounds Like Canada, Here and Now and The Current. In 2012, he delighted GTLLI members with the course Humphrey Bogart: The Incarnation of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

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Previous Course

2017-01-13

Poetry Matters - Extra material provided by Dr. Draper is available under Resources (main menu above) to members who have logged in.
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On-Line Lectures

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GTLLI continues to investigate ways to make our lectures available to those unable to attend in person. At this time, no lectures are available on-line

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GTLLI’S Calendar of Events

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Events for 2017-18 will be posted in May, 2017.
Ticket sales will begin July 1.
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20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 years of Lifelong Learning in the Georgian Triangle:

Chair Norm Pirk

Chair Norm Pirk


In October of 1995 over 100 individuals met in the Collingwood Library.  At that meeting, 37 founding families donated $50 each to  create an organization that would provide opportunities for lifelong learning in ..........

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