Course Details

963: For the Love of Spouses and Siblings—A Film

July 11-14
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Using the movie, Dad (starring Jack Lemmon, Olympia Dukakis, Ted Danson, and Kevin Spacey as a young boy), we will explore a range of family emotions: love, anger, and ambivalence. This three-generational family struggles with old hurts, conflicts, misunderstandings, current illness, death, and unhealthy alliances between parent and child, and the results of gender traps. The film demonstrates family related themes and how each generation negotiates and deals with anger (as well as senior sexuality). You will be pulled to take sides, forced to think differently, warmed, charmed, laugh, and shed a few tears.

Class Type: Discussion

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Karen Gail Lewis

Karen Gail Lewis has been practicing family therapy for over 40 years and has authored numerous books about marriage, gender relationships, singles, and adult siblings. She has taught OLLI study groups on Understanding Families Through Plays for almost a decade. This time, she is using a heart-warming film.