199 Chambers Street (BMCC campus)
We’ll watch scenes from films that are not really musicals but contain odd moments that parody and/or pay tribute to the musical. Scenes from films such as The Big Lebowski, The 5000 Fingers of Doctor T, Idlewild, and Dirty Dancing.
“Scenes Through the Cinema Lens” is curated and hosted by Krin Gabbard, who teaches in the Jazz Studies program at Columbia University. In 2014 he retired from Stony Brook University where he had, since 1981, taught classical literature, film studies, and literary theory. His books include Psychiatry and the Cinema (1987), Jammin’ at the Margins: Jazz and the American Cinema (1996), Black Magic: White Hollywood and African American Culture (2004), Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture (2008), and Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus (2016). At Columbia he teaches courses on jazz and American culture.