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Cinema in the 1960s

In the 1950s, Hollywood reached its heights of power and creativity. Production had never been more lavish and thanks to America's victory in WW2, its reach had never been greater. But increasingly, its movies failed to reflect the interests and experiences of the younger generation. The French New Wave, and Jean-Luc Godard in particular, broke all the rules of cinema, remolding the art form into something exciting and vital. In this talk, we will study several groundbreaking films of the 1960s, and discover how this new generation of filmmakers reinvented and subverted the art of cinema during this volatile decade.

Speaker: Jonathan Crow received an MFA in filmmaking from the California Institute of the Arts and an MA in Japanese studies from the University of Michigan. During his dozen years in the Hollywood industry as a writer and editor, he wrote, researched, and produced for Declassified, a documentary series on the History Channel. Later, as an editor for Yahoo Movies, he interviewed numerous filmmakers and covered cinema from around the world. He has also shot TV commercials in Japan.

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Sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends


*** Your attendance to this program grants permission to the City of Santa Clara to take your photograph and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.


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