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Catching Up with International Classics: Grand Illusion

Catching Up with International Classics: Grand Illusion

Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion is a humanistic masterpiece about life, war, and social classes. It was the first foreign film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. We’ll learn why this film was banned in Germany upon its release and why it’s a favorite of Kurosawa, Billy Wilder, and Orson Welles.

This course will be taught by Jenny Lee whose previous MMU Friday afternoon classes include Stagecoach, The Earrings of Madame De, and the Maysles documentary Salesman. Jenny Lee is a 2024 Oregon Literary Arts Fellow in Drama.

  Class size will be limited to 18.   Email us at if you have any questions.

In general, the Hollywood Theatre does not provide content advisories about the subject matter shown in our theatre. Films exhibited don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Hollywood Theatre. Information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media and