Lectures For Seniors!


Hudak On Hollywood is thrilled to offer a wide variety of lecturers and topics to Denver area communities. Lecturers are thoroughly vetted and come highly recommended by activities professionals. Most lectures are audiovisual and one hour. Rates vary and are negotiable.

Topics include: Classic Films, Opera, Classical Music, and Art History. More topics coming soon!

Hundreds of audiences across the country have enjoyed our humorous and informative talks. Please e-mail dan@hudakonhollywood.com or schedule a call to discuss bringing a lecture to your community.

Dan Hudak

Dan Hudak

Owner / Film Lecturer

Expertise: Classic Films

Available for in-person lectures in: All Markets

Available via Zoom? Yes

To book Dan, e-mail: dan@hudakonhollywood.com

A lifelong film lover, Dan Hudak has worked extensively as a film critic in print, radio and television. He has provided film reviews and commentary for WPLG-TV (ABC) Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, ABCNews.com, the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, CNN.com, indieWIRE.com, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, San Francisco Examiner and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

He is the owner of Hudak On Hollywood, Inc., and his popular "Hudak On Hollywood" lectures are given throughout the United States. He is the former chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. He studied Film History and Criticism at Bard College and the University of Miami, where he received his M.A. in Film Studies. To give Dan a piece of your mind, e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood.com.

Betsy Schwarm

Betsy Schwarm

Classical Music

Expertise: Classical Music & Opera

Available for in-person lectures in: Denver

Available via Zoom? Yes

To book Betsy, e-mail: dan@hudakonhollywood.com

Music historian Betsy Schwarm spent a dozen years on the air at the vintage KVOD radio, "The Classical Voice of Denver." She has also taught university-level music appreciation, but is especially known for her user-friendly approach to talking about classical music. She gives pre-performance talks for Opera Colorado, has frequently spoken at the Colorado Symphony, and has written ten books on classical music as part of her Classical Music Insights series. The most recent of these is Classical Music Insights:  Between the Wars (2021). More than 200 of her articles are available on Encyclopædia Britannica online. Additionally, she writes for classical performers and organizations throughout the US and abroad, and teaches for the University of Denver Enrichment program, as well as other organizations.

Scott Montgomery

Scott Montgomery

Art History

Expertise: Medieval & Renaissance Art, Poster Art Of The 1960s

Available for in-person lectures in: Denver

Available via Zoom? No

To book Scott, e-mail: dan@hudakonhollywood.com

Scott B Montgomery is Professor of Art History at the University of Denver, where he teaches classes on Medieval art, Renaissance art, and the art of the 1960s poster movement. His books include Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne. Relics, Reliquaries and the Visual Culture of Group Sanctity in Late Medieval Europe (Whitney: Peter Lang Press, 2009) and Casting Our Own Shadows: Recreating the Medieval Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (co-authored with Alice A. Bauer) (New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2012). He has published numerous articles on saints in medieval art, pilgrimage, relics and reliquaries, and 1960s psychedelic poster art. His award willing documentary film, The Tale of the Dog (produced with Dan Obarski) was released in 2020.

Karen Painter

Karen Painter

Music History

Classical & Pop Music

Available for in-person lectures in:

Available via Zoom?

To book Karen, e-mail:

Professor Karen Painter has taught music history to musicians and non-majors for nearly three decades—at Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and since 2007 at the University of Minnesota. An expert on musical listening in past eras, Painter loves engaging with a broader public on the subject of classical music, music in film, and popular music. She has organized scholarly events for the public, working with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Ojai Festival, the Berlin Academy, and the Friends of the Salzburg Festival. Painter’s past lecture venues include the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera, and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Painter has published widely in scholarly journals as well as edited or authored books with academic presses.


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Are you ready to bring Hudak On Hollywood to your community?

Please e-mail dan@hudakonhollywood.com for additional information. We look forward to hearing from you!