Martin Scorsese's New York

Born in Queens, raised in Little Italy, and educated at NYU, Martin Scorsese is a lifelong New Yorker whose films dramatize what it means to be part of this city—the small aggressions, the epic beauty, the cramped spaces, and the vaulting ambitions. As charismatic as his characters are, New York itself always remains the real star, and to watch his films is to take a block-by-block tour of different, disappearing neighborhoods—SoHo when it was still arty and ungentrified, Times Square when it was still dangerous and alive. This course looks not only at the city lives that Scorsese dramatized, but also at the gritty streets that he documented before they disappeared. Films may include Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, After Hours, Goodfellas, Bringing Out the Dead, and The Wolf of Wall Street. You will watch the films on your own and then meet online for lively and informative discussions.  
Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email or call 212-998-7272.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Increased cultural literacy
  • The ability to analyze and interpret films

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Media and culture professionals
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