Classics at the Carriage House

The Auburn Film Seminar – now called Classics at the Carriage House- gives students an overview of classic and influential Hollywood Cinema from the late 1930s to the early 1960s.

This program is a collaboration between the Cayuga Museum and Cayuga Community College.  The cost for a season pass to the course is $45. Guests who are not enrolled in the class are always welcome at $5 admission.  Anyone can sign-up online at or by mail.  Students of the course will receive emailed written notes and analysis prior to each viewing, along with curated reviews and insights from some of the best minds in film criticism. 

The class meets once a month, on the first Monday of each month, from September through May.  The class is held at 7:30 pm, with an introductory lecture by Michael Reiff.  Michael Reiff is a teacher of Film and Media at Ithaca High School and CollegeNow Instructor at Tompkins Cortland Community College. 

2018/2019 Schedule:

October 1:  The Innocents (1961) (Jack Clayton)

November 5:  Riot In Cell Block 11 (1954) (Directed by Don Siegel)

December 3:  Some Like It Hot (1959) (Directed by Billy Wilder)

January: No Class. CCC Winter Break.

February 4: The Ladykillers (1955) (Alexander Mackendrick)

March 4:  Stray Dog (1949) (Japanese) (Directed by Akira Kurosawa)

April 1: The Lodger (1927) (Directed by Alfred Hitchcock)

May 6:  North By Northwest (1955) (Directed by Alfred Hitchcock)

2017/2018 Schedule:

September 11:  Orson Welles’ Film Noir Classic – Touch of Evil

October 2:  Comedy Classic – Roman Holiday

November 6:  Early Science Fiction and cult film fan favorite – The Invasion of the Body Snatchers

December 4:  Disney’s 1940s visionary classic – Fantasia

– No Films In January –

 February 5: Henri-Georges Clouzot’s – The Wages of Fear

March 5: Akira Kurosawa’s classic samurai adventure – Yojimbo

April 2: 1940 Film of Alfred Hitchcock- Foreign Correspondent

May 7: 1940 Film of Alfred Hitchcock – Rebecca