Two Free Screenings with Perry Wolff this December

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute @ UCLA Extension is pleased to present two FREE OLLI events this December for our members. The speaker, Perry Wolff, is the producer, writer and narrator of each documentary to be presented to OLLI members this December.  Mr. Wolff has won 15 Emmy awards, 14 Peabody Awards, numerous Writers Guild, Du Pont and Polk awards and a Motion Picture Academy nomination.

1.   Tuesday, December 4: An Essay on Matisse  (1996) with producer and writer Perry Wolff

An Essay on Matisse chronicles the life and art of Henri Matisse, the revered French painter whose style forever changed the face of 20th-century art. Through Matisse’s provocative paintings, producer and writer Perry Wolff documents the evolution of the revolutionary artist, who was the first to put color at the center of art. Based in part on the recollections of Pierre Matisse, Henri’s son, this documentary traces the life of this master artist.

Awards: Nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Documentary, and won the writer’s Guild Award the year it was broadcast.

Where: Screening Room, Belmont Village Westwood, (free parking)

  • 10475 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Click here for directions

When: Tuesday, December 4, 1-3pm

RSVP: Please email osher@uclaextension.edu

No phone calls please. Please let us know which screening(s) you will be attending. Seating is limited to 60 per event.

2.   Wednesday, December 12: Images of Jesus (2005) with producer and writer Perry Wolff

While Jesus lived, no one made a record of His face.  In His time, no one made a picture, a sketch, or a painting of him.  Since then every image of Jesus came from the minds and hands of those who lived after He died. This documentary − which was produced, written and narrated by Perry Wolff, traces the evolving look of Christ from the first figurations from 320 AD of Jesus as an astonished shepherd boy, to the present day. This is the definitive art history of Jesus Christ. Mr. Wolff documents the wooden icons of the Eastern Church, the stained glass windows of the great cathedrals, the fresco paintings of the poorer churches, woodcuts on paper, silk paintings from the east, Giotto’s Lamentation, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, The Pieta, The Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, and more.

Awards: First Prize from the Religious Relations Council, which called it a “definitive art history of Jesus Christ,” and was nominated for an Emmy Award.

 Where: Screening Room, Belmont Village Westwood, (free parking)

  • 10475 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Click here for directions

When: Wednesday, December 12, 1-3pm

RSVP: Please email osher@uclaextension.edu

No phone calls please. Please let us know which screening(s) you will be attending. Seating is limited to 60 per event.

We look forward to seeing you!

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