Films That Changed America

One Day University

Aug 17 2022 • 20 mins

While most works of cinema are produced for mass-entertainment and escapism, a peculiar minority have had a profound influence on our culture. Whether intentionally or not, some movies have brought social issues to light, changed laws, forwarded ideologies both good and bad, and altered the course of American history through their resounding impact on society.

Renowned Yale Film Professor Marc Lapadula is a playwright, screenwriter and an award-winning film producer. In addition to Yale, Marc has taught at Columbia University's Graduate Film School, and he created the screenwriting programs at both The University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins.

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