Seminar: On the Waterfront


Due to unforeseen circumstances, this seminar has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Novelist, writer, and culture critic Laura Bogart leads this virtual seminar on Elia Kazan's Best Picture winner, and the slyly subversive ways the film plays with gender, desire, and sexuality.

How will this work?

When you register for this virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts.

At least one week before the seminar, you'll receive an email with a link to watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience. Please make sure to check your spam folder for this link before emailing our support team.

Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own. Please note, the Coolidge is not able to provide the film ourselves, but you can find out where to rent and/or stream it here.

Make sure you watch the film before the discussion, which will take place on Thursday, April 8 at 8pm EST over Zoom. Before the discussion, you can submit questions for the instructor here. You'll also have the opportunity to submit questions during the discussion!

Have any technical questions? Visit our FAQ page here.

About the Speaker

Laura Bogart is the author of Don’t You Know I Love You (Dzanc Books). She is also a non-fiction writer who focuses on personal essays, pop culture, film and TV, feminism, body image and sizeism, and politics (among other topics). Laura is a featured contributor to The Week and DAME magazine; her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, SPIN, The AV Club, Vulture, and IndieWire (among other publications). 


1hr 48mins

Find where to rent or stream the film here.