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Expert On 1950s Films To Speak To Y's Men Of Westport/Weston

Foster Hirsch
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Foster Hirsch, professor of cinema at Brooklyn College, will be the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston’s featured speaker at its April 16 meeting to talk about movies of the 1950s, when Marlon Brando arrived on the scene and the screen widened.

The meeting will be at the Unitarian Church in Westport at 10 Lyons Plains Road.  Coffee and donuts start at 9:45 a.m. and Hirsch’s talk will begin at 10:30 a.m.

A graduate of Stanford University, Hirsch holds a doctoral degree from Columbia University. He joined the English Department of Brooklyn College in 1967 and the college’s newly established Film Department in 1973, where he still teaches.

Hirsch has written sixteen books on theater and cinema, including "Film Noir: The Dark Side of the Screen" (1983), "A Method to Their Madness: The History of the Actor’s Studio" (1984) and "Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King" (2007).

The Y's Men of Westport/Weston is an organization of semi-retired and retired men with a continued interest in activity, fellowship, learning and community service. Those interested in attending Hirsch’s presentation and learning more about the Y's Men should contact Tom Douglas at You can also access the website at .

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