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Sept. 12, 2007

Registration under way for 'Mastering Hitchcock' class

Master the language of film by studying the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, in a course being offered to older adults through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Iowa Center on Aging.

"Exposed Plots and Concealed Identities: Mastering Hitchcock" will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday for six weeks beginning Sept. 20. Classes will be held in Room 1117 of the UI Medical Education and Research Facility on the UI health sciences campus. The cost is $55 per person.

Film buffs and the just plain curious are welcome in this class. Topics range from camera-framing techniques to plot tricks and twists to the classic femme fatale. The class schedule will alternate between screenings and discussions.

OLLI courses provide unique learning opportunities for all adults age 50 and older. There are no education or experience requirements to enroll, and there are no course tests or grades.

The Hitchcock class is one of several OLLI courses available this fall. Detailed course descriptions, course fees and registration information are available online at For a free brochure on the OLLI fall schedule, contact Julie Bobitt at 319-384-4222 or

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UI is a program of the Center on Aging and is affiliated with the national network of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation. There are currently 115 Osher institutes in 48 states. For more information, visit

The UI Center on Aging fosters and supports interdisciplinary research, education and service throughout the campus and state to improve understanding of the aging process and the health and well being of older people. For more information, visit

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, Health Science Relations, 319-335-8032,