Open MINDS Institute Winter/Spring 2017

Connecticut’s innovative learning center for curious minds of all ages.

Open MINDS Institute

is an exploratory “classroom without walls,” presenting topical seminars and workshops with master professors. We invite you to enroll in our stimulating, enriching, state-of-the-art academic seminars.

Combining academic excellence in open-ended lectures and interactive conversations, classes will be held on the Fairfield University campus, maximizing the resources and facilities of this world-class institution. Enrolled participants will be given special access to the exciting lectures and performances that make up the Quick Center season.

Courses are $290 each. QCA Member price per course is $275. Enroll in two or more courses and enjoy a discounted price of just $250 per course.

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You On the Aisle

You On the Aisle
What Made Those Films So Memorable?

Instructor: Peter J. Fox
Begins February 22 – ends March 15
Wednesday afternoons: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join us with Peter J. Fox, a noted film critic, journalist, and television commentator on this five-week journey and deep examination of the most iconic films of our time.


Peter FoxPETER J. FOX is a third generation member of the Hollywood community. He is the grandson of silent era star Rosa Rudami, an actress who later became a screenwriter for Cecil B. DeMille. His father, Peter C. Fox, was the first publisher to mass-produce movie program booklets which were sold at theaters across the world between 1958 and 1980. Peter J. Fox holds a Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting from the American Film Institute, and has worked as a story analyst and reader at Paramount, Universal, Sony Pictures, MGM and TriStar pictures.