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Movie Study For Tweens: Arsenic and Old Lace

Kathy Wilder
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In this one time film course we explore the themes in this dark comedy.

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 8
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Student will be responsible for watching the movie and answering the questions prior to class. The movie is 2 hours long. I estimate an additional hour of prep time to answer the provided questions.
Parents need to know that this popular Golden-Age-of-Hollywood comedy concerns multiple murders and madness, but without anything graphic shown. Violence is just roughhousing and a menacing display of knives. Some jokes (especially having to do with baseball stats of 1944) are badly out of date. There is an undercurrent of drinking, with poisoned wine a key plot element. This isn't in any way meant to be an enlightened view of families grappling with mental illness.
Joined November, 2019
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Music or Theatre or Arts from The School of Visual Arts
Greetings and welcome to our classroom adventure, where curiosity takes the reins! I'm Kathy, your guide on this exciting  journey of exploration.

In our classroom, we embrace The Socratic Method, believing that questions fuel our learning...ย 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
50 min

Completed by 14 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-13
1-8 learners per class

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