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.
NEW DATE! Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:30-9pm
A wild and diverse series of films – many projected from real 16 mm and Super 8 mm film stock! – highlighting the extraordinary diversity of neglected films. From thrilling cowboy chases to the life of the hummingbird, from anonymous home movies to gripping newsreel footage (with a stop along the way to YouTube avant-garde films) we will celebrate the vitality and importance of the ephemeral moving picture image.