“The Entire History of Film in Six Easy Lessons” is a made up of six sessions. Each session is approximately one and a half hours in length and consists of an opening introduction, a feature film or film clips followed by a group discussion.
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From its exuberant beginnings in silent film to today’s changing world of digital imaging, motion pictures have transformed how we see the world. For a fresh understanding of this profound and complex art form, please join filmmaker and scholar Mark Larson as he guides an exhilarating six week tour through 120 years of film history.
Each week a new aspect of motion picture production will be discussed, highlighting the makers, the technology and the historical and cultural contexts of image making, illuminated by specially chosen forgotten cinematic gems and rediscovered masterpieces. A spirited group discussion follows every film, which enables the group to focus a new light on the films of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
“The Entire History of Film in Six Easy Lessons” is an intensive chronological survey of motion picture history. Each lesson highlights a different cultural and technological context in the making and distribution of motion pictures. An informative introduction, specially chosen films from classical Hollywood and International cinemas, and a guided post-film discussion are utilized to create a dialogue on the mediums impact to individuals and our society.
For additional information about the films being shown, please call the Cupertino Library at 408.446.1677 ext. 3310.