Nothing but Noir – Free Films at the Cupertino Library

Nothing but Noir – Free Films at the Cupertino Library

Nothing but Noir

2015 Winter Film Series at the Cupertino Library

Cupertino Library FoundationThe Cupertino Library Foundation is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Winter Film Series at the Cupertino Library – which take place on Sunday afternoons January 11 – February 15th. 

Dark city streets filled with double crossed heroes, psychotic thugs and the world weary women that love them; that’s the cinematic world of “film noir,” the motion picture genre that flourished in post-World War II America.

Please join filmmaker and scholar Mark Larson on a tour of this fascinating black and white shadow-world.

An in-depth lecture on the making of the films by Mr. Larson and a spirited group discussion will follow every film.

>> Click here to download a “Nothing but Noir” reading list of books available at the Cupertino Library (PDF).

>> Click here for additional “Nothing but Noir” reading resources at the Cupertino Library.

I look forward to Wednesday [Now Sunday afternoons in Winter 2015] evenings and Mark’s wonderful series of films and following insightful,, often witty,, comments.and discussions. I hope the series  will be continued by the Foundation. ~ Joan Kaye

This Film Series at the Cupertino Library is FREE but Registration is Requested Due to Limited Seating!

The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the list of films to be shown depending on artistic, instructional and other factors.

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

 

Cupertino Library Foundation free Winter Film Series 2015 Nothing but Noir

“Want to thank for making this series with Marc Larsen available to the community
My husband and I have been attending the current series and have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated Marc’s selections, insights and intelligence. We hope that these series will continue in the future. ”

Harriet and Gene Falk

 

 

1. “Out of the Past” (1947)

Tough guy Robert Mitchum just can’t seem to escape fate, embodied in the silvery seductive form of Jane Greer in this masterpiece of the genre from legendary director Jacques Tourneur. Kirk Douglas watches the fireworks from his gangster’s lair in Lake Tahoe.

Sunday,
January 11, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Eventbrite - Nothing but Noir Film Series: "Out of the Past"
Space is limited to 45 attendees.

 

 

 

2. “Cry Danger” (1951)

In this tough tale of greed and deception, shot on location in the Bunker Hill section of Los Angeles, ex-con Dick Powell navigates his way through the city to find a man, or a woman, he can trust. Rhonda Fleming and William Conrad help and hinder his way.

Sunday
January 18, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Eventbrite - Nothing but Noir Film Series: "Cry Danger"
Space is limited to 45 attendees.

 

 

 

3. “Gilda” (1946)

The one and only Rita Hayworth has a problem: Glenn Ford and George Macready both want her more than anything in this world. An amazing fever dream of a film, set in Buenos Aires nightclubs where Miss Hayworth sings “Put the Blame on Mame” and achieves motion picture immortality.

Sunday
January 25, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Eventbrite - Nothing but Noir Film Series: "Gilda"
Space is limited to 45 attendees.

 

 

 

4. “Night of the Hunter” (1955)

Film Noir seen through the eyes of a child, this jaw dropping masterpiece – the only film directed by actor Charles Laughton – has to be seen, and seen again and again, to be believed. Robert Mitchum is back in his greatest role as a man of the cloth filled with unhealthy urges. The eternally great Lillian Gish has something to say about that.

Sunday
February 1, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Eventbrite - Nothing but Noir Film Series: "Night of the Hunter"
Space is limited to 45 attendees.

 

 

 

5. “The Big Sleep” (1946)

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall find romance among the corpses in director Howard Hawks wonderfully complicated adaptation of the book by Raymond Chandler. A film brimming with hard-boiled pleasures and a film that shows us how to live and love in a dangerous world.

Sunday
February 15, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Eventbrite - Nothing but Noir: "The Big Sleep"
Space is limited to 45 attendees.

 

 
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Interact with Mark Larson

Mark Larson will be contributing blog posts throughout the 2015 Winter Film Series at the Cupertino Library.

Follow the film blog by Mark Larson!

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About Mark Larson

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.

The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the list of films to be shown depending on artistic, instructional and other factors.

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

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