Friends @ Home Art Docent Webinar | Stanley Kubrick

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Still from Dr. Strangelove (c) Kubrick Archive

Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and photographer. Widely considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, his films, almost all of which are adaptations of novels or short stories, cover a wide range of genres and are noted for their realism, dark humor, extensive set designs, and innovative cinematography.

Join us for a talk focusing on Kubrick’s thirteen feature films and the underlying theme of “the disruption of rationale systems,” including clips from several of the films. The talk will also include background information and notes about his films that were not made.

Still from 2001: A Space Odyssey (c) Kubrick Archive

Our guide for this exploration will be Contemporary Jewish Museum docent Susan Light. Growing up and studying on the east coast, Susan Light came to California in 1977 to train in pediatrics at UCSF and went on to practice pediatric hematology/oncology. She switched paths in 1990 to work in the pharmaceutical industry doing clinical drug development. She decided to broaden her life by becoming a docent at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Buying a (used) dream car led to her marrying its mechanic (another story in itself) and she now has two adult children. She continues on her journey with consulting in drug development, volunteer work in her community, and writing non-fiction.