In this series, we will explore how our anti-heroes must challenge the status-quo of cultures in which they are marginalized and excluded, cultures which have allowed racism, classism, and slavery to thrive. Tom Zaniello will lead a discussion after the film.
In Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) a one-armed pacifist visits a remote Western town to try to discover what happened to the family of a fellow-soldier, a Japanese-American who fought with him in Europe during World War 2. Directed by John Sturges.
In addition to publishing a number of film studies books, Tom Zaniello has also written a true crime book, California’s Lamson Murder Mystery: The Depression-Era Case that Divided Santa Clara County. Zaniello will be screening three films about the ways in which anti-heroes confront the unjust status quo.