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      American Graffiti, George Lucas (U.S., 1973): Behind the Scenes: The Art and Craft of Cinema in Berkeley

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      April 6, 2012

      Friday   7:00 PM (daily until April 6, 2012)

      110 Sproul Hall
      Berkeley, California 94720

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      American Graffiti, George Lucas (U.S., 1973): Behind the Scenes: The Art and Craft of Cinema

      American Graffiti, George Lucas (U.S., 1973): Behind the Scenes: The Art and Craft of Cinema Film - Feature | April 6 | 7 p.m. | Pacific Film Archive Theater
      Sponsor: Berkeley Art Museum
      In Conversation Costume designers Aggie Guerard Rodgers and
      Deborah Nadoolman Landis

      Aggie Guerard Rodgers has designed memorable costumes for many classic American films, including American Graffiti, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, The Color Purple, Beetlejuice, and Benny & Joon. She joins Deborah Nadoolman Landis in conversation following the screening to discuss the challenges of the costume design process from script to screen.

      You cant stay seventeen forever, one teenager advises another in George Lucass vivid recollection of the summer of 1962, but American Graffiti preserves the end of innocence in an amber glow. As the film cruises through one long night in small-town Northern California, from dusk at Mels Drive-In to dawn over the golden Central Valley, Rodgerss costumes establish each characters place in the teen social taxonomy: buttoned-down college-bound boys, greasers with Camels rolled in their shirtsleeves, good girls in Peter Pan collars, gang members in matching jackets like a varsity team from an alternate universe. Like nostalgia itself, these looks, and these characters, are both specific and eternal. Juliet Clark

      Written by Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck. Photographed by Jan DAlquen, Ron Eveslage. Costume design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers. With Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith. (112 mins, Color, 35mm, From Universal)
      Tickets: $5.50 BAM/PFA members UC Berkeley students, $9.50 adults (18-64), $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled persons, and youth (17 & under)
      Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu, 510-642-1412

      Categories: Education | Film | University & Alumni

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