Film Series to Debut at the Cupertino Library

Film Series to Debut at the Cupertino Library

“The Entire History of Film in Six Easy Lessons”

Cupertino Library Foundation“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 a opening introduction, a feature film or film clips followed by a group discussion.

The Cupertino Library Foundation is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Film Series at the Cupertino Library.

 

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.

 

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Interact with Mark Larson

Mark Larson will be contributing blog posts throughout the 2013 Film Series at the Cupertino Library.

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RSVP Today for the 2013 Film Series at the Cupertino Library

Space is limited to 45 attendees at each event.

 

1. The Language of Silence

Wednesday, July 17th
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

2. “We Need to Talk!”

Wednesday, July 24th
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

3. The Memory of All That

Wednesday, July 31st
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

4. Color My World

Wednesday, August 7th
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

5. Other Voices

Wednesday, August 14th
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

6. Back to the Future

Wednesday, August 21st
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

About Mark Lawson

Since 1973, Mark Larson has created works for the stage and film. The stage productions have been presented in regional theaters and alternative arts spaces across the United States. His newest theater work – Six Psalms – will premiere at the Mission Santa Clara in May 2013. His film work encompasses short subjects, live performance feature films and video installations, all of which focus on man’s relationship with the natural world. A recent film, “Front Lawn” was presented at the Vaasa Wildlife Film Festival in 2012. For the past ten years, Mr. Larson has taught film history courses at Santa Clara University and for the SCU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Mr. Larson lectured on the films of D.W. Griffith at Stanford University in 2012 and 2013.

 

For additional information about the films being shown, please call the Cupertino Library at 408.446.1677 ext. 3310.

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