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Central Queens Y to Host Film, Architecture and Photography Classes

Other upcoming discussion groups will focus on the Book of Proverbs, ethics and documentaries.

Photo by August Sander.
Photo by August Sander.

The Central Queens Y will offer a variety of classes in the coming months on everything from documentary films and photography to ethics and architecture.

The Y, located at 67-09 108th St., is currently hosting The Art of the Documentary Film with critic Matthew Weiss on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 12:20 p.m.

There will be screenings and discussions on cinema verite, personal documentaries and political films The program costs $60 for members and $72 for nonmembers.

On Wednesdays, the Y is offering Pirke Avot: Continuing the Conversation of Ethics Further.

The class, which is led by Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg, will include everything from interpretations of Maimonides to modern commentators. It costs $56 for members and $72 for nonmembers and begins at 1:30 p.m.

Photograph as Fine Art will be held for six consecutive Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m., beginning on Feb. 5.

During the class, attendees will discuss Civil War photographs of Matthew Brady, gritty realistic shots by Jacob Riis and August Sander and contemporary photographers, such as Sebastao Salgado. The class costs $48 for members and $54 for nonmembers.

The Y will host Architecture and the Modern City at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning on April 23.

The class, which costs $61 for members and $72 for nonmembers, will explore why modern cities look the way they do and how the design of buildings and public spaces shape the nature of life.

The architecture of New York City, Tel Aviv and other cities will be discussed.

Great Films: The Inner Life of Children will be held at 12:20 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays, beginning on April 2.

This class, which costs $60 for members and $72 for nonmembers, will include movies by directors, such as Robert Bresson (“Mouchette”) and the Dardenne Brothers (“The Kid with the Bike”), whose films portray life through the eyes of children.

The Y will hold Biblical Wisdom Literature: Ethical Advice for Living at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting on April 30. The class, which costs $49 for members and $63 for nonmembers, will focus on the Book of Proverbs and how it applies to daily life.

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