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Hidden Gems presents Fathers and Sons: Verma Ji / Crimebuster
Santa Cruz Public Library, Downtown Branch, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Santa Cruz, CA
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Fathers and Sons

From the time of Cronus and Zeus, fathers and sons have fought. This September program of the Hidden Gems Film Club brings you independent films about two families navigating that chaos - one fictional, the other real.

The first film, Verma Ji directed by Shankey Srinivasan, poses the question: if you, as a parent, start an arranged marriage, what are your responsibilities for its success? This film was part of the 2013 Official Selection of Cannes Short Film Corner. The SCPL is pleased to share this film by the kind permission of Mr. Srinivasan who recently released, The Last Smile, a feature film which is currently circulating in film festivals, domestically and internationally.

Language: English, and Hindi with English subtitles
Running time: 24 minutes.

The second is the documentary Crimebuster: A Sons Search for His Father which follows photojournalist Lou Dematteis as he searches for the story of his late father, the influential Italian American crime fighter and jurist Louis B. Dematteis, and examines their rocky personal relationship. Follow the threads of this personal story to learn about the Northern California reverberations of the Depression, ethnic stereotypes of Italian immigrants, corruption, organized crime, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and current global conflict.

The story is told by the younger Dematteisas narrator, in current interviews and archival footage and photographsand a cast of supporting characters who know parts of the elder Dematteis story including Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor, Intel Corporation Co-founder Gordon Moore, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and former San Mateo County District Attorney Keith Sorenson, with a cameo appearance by President Barack Obama.

The SCPL is pleased to share this work, which broadcasted widely on PBS stations, by the kind permission of Louis B. DeMatteis, who recently co-produced an independent feature film, The Other Barrio which is currently enjoying its theatrical release, including venues such as The Roxie of San Francisco.

Running time: 1 hour.

The films will be followed by a discussion.

BYOL: You are welcome to BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH while enjoying the film!

Time: Sunday, September 11, 2016 @ 1:00PM
Place:  Upstairs meeting room of the downtown Santa Cruz Public Library at 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Admission: FREE!


The Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to an afternoon of cinema. Come and enjoy those "hidden gems" of foreign films, documentaries, independents and even perhaps some mainstream movies that you might have missed! The club usually meets on the 1st Sundays of each month, depending upon holidays observed on Mondays.
Monday Feb 08, 2016 1:00 PM - Sunday Sep 11, 2016 1:00 PM | Free



Santa Cruz Public Library, Downtown Branch, 2nd Floor Meeting Room (View)
224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3873
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Literary
Arts > Visual
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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