2020 WINTER – Tuesday Free Classes

Winter Tuesday classes are FREE. Space is limited.  
All Tuesday classes meet from 1:10-2:50 PM
Room W208  

NCC Photo ID with current LLI sticker must be worn visibly.


Tuesday, January 14 – Literature, Theatre, Law and Society – Free Class!  

Join us as we discuss two noted court cases. The first, US vs. Ulysses, examines the New York federal court decision holding that James Joyce’s masterpiece did not violate obscenity laws. The second case, involving the law of torts, is presented through the film, “The Fortune Cookie,” in which Walter Matthau portrays a personal injury attorney representing his brother-in-law, played by Jack Lemmon, in this satire involving a fraudulent lawsuit.

Art Gang graduated New York University with honors in English; received awards in Constitutional Law and Social Service from Brooklyn Law School; and Candidate, Masters in American Studies from Fairfield University. He practiced as an attorney for 40 years and lectures frequently on legal and insurance issues.

                              1 session on Tuesday, January 14, at 1:10PM


Tuesday, January 21 – The Poetry of Leonard Cohen – Free Class!

Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for only a few contemporary artists?  Why have his songs, even three or four decades after their original release, graced the charts, blockbuster movie soundtracks and television singing competitions?  Poet, novelist, and most famously a songwriter, Leonard Cohen has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality and romantic relationships through his art. Using video and audio clips and selected songs we examine the lyrics of some of Cohen’s most famous songs, as well as how he developed as an artist in his final decades. 

Sandra Soson graduated from University of Michigan and Wesleyan University.  She retired from teaching English at Wilton High School in 2014. In recent years she has run the Poetry Out Loud program for local high school students, given writing workshops to adults and taught ESL as a Literacy Volunteer. Sandra has been passionate about poetry her whole life and enjoys sharing this love with others. 

                              1 session on Tuesday, January 21, at 1:10PM



Tuesday, January 28 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity – Free Class!

You’ve probably heard of the Cannes Film Festival. That gathering inspired leaders in communications and advertising to create The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 1954. Beat the Connecticut cold and join us on the sunny French Riviera, as we view the works that have won this prestigious award. We watch some of the funniest, most moving marketing and public service campaigns from across the globe and hear from the people who created them. French beach attire optional.

Frank Izzo began his copywriting career at Grey Advertising in the mid 70’s, just as the creative revolution was winding down. Over the course of his career, he has been a student of the top awards shows in the world, inspiring his own creativity. Although he has never won a Cannes Lion, he has been a finalist in many shows, from the Clios to the Andy Awards.  

                              1 session on Tuesday, January 28, at 1:10PM


Tuesday, February 4 – Woodstock at 50 – Remembering 3 days of Peace, Love and Music – Free Class!

It’s been 50 years since the Woodstock festival, widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, became a defining event for an entire generation. With the help of award winning music videos and documentaries we revisit this famous event and replay many of the iconic music performances: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Melanie; Joan Baez; Santana; The Who; The Grateful Dead; Creedence, Clearwater Revival; Mountain; Janis Joplin and, of course, Jimi Hendrix. Through photos taken by the instructor on visiting the famous site and the Woodstock Festival Museum at Bethel Woods, New York, we once again Remember Woodstock at 50.

Gary Lishnoff is a past president of LLI and has been an LLI instructor for a number of music, history and culture classes including Music of the 1950s and 1960s, American Jewish Identity, American Presidents, The Sixties and The British Invasion.


                              1 session on Tuesday, February 4, at 1:10PM