Movies are always owned by somebody somewhere. But there are many films that slip through the legal cracks for everyone to see. Each of these motion pictures has a fascinating life story, and in this session of the Cupertino Library’s Film Series, filmmaker and scholar Mark Larson explores the complicated history of films in the Public Domain. From timeless classics to YouTube masterpieces, a rich world of film art is waiting to be discovered.
Please join us in this celebration of an important and fascinating aspect of film history. A lively audience discussion follows every film.
Thursday, November 12th, 2015 6:30-9pm
For our last entry of the series, we rediscover a 1980’s classic science fiction film, from one of the godfathers of American Independent Film, John Sayles. A visitor from a planet far away comes to the planet Earth – and goes to Harlem. This overlooked and vibrant gem of a comedy has much to tell us about the United States and we, the people who make it our home.