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Seminar: Roman Holiday

3hrs 15mins

William Wyler's 1953 film won three Academy Awards and made Audrey Hepburn an icon.

Using Roman Holiday as our guide, we’ll study the work of director William Wyler. Topics will include his unusually complex eye for composition; his biography and the way his wartime experiences might’ve influenced Roman Holiday; and his rare talent for emphasizing characterization and performance above genre. Seminar attendees will hear DigBoston Associate Film Editor Jake Mulligan’s short lecture in our Screening Room, watch the film on 35mm in Moviehouse 1, and stay to participate in a post-film discussion.

About the Speaker

Jake Mulligan is the associate editor and lead writer of the film section at the weekly newspaper Dig Boston.

About Coolidge Education Seminars

Want to learn more about some of your favorite classic films? Coolidge Education is excited to introduce new one-night seminars at select Big Screen Classics events. Attendees can sign up to hear a 30 minute lecture before the film from an expert, and then stick around after the screening for a 45 minute moderated discussion with other seminar attendees. Tickets are $25 ($22 for Coolidge members and students) and include a reserved seat for the film screening.


Roman Holiday
1hr 48mins


Audrey Hepburn at her Oscar-winning best in an immortal comedy-romance!