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Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica
Sun, Apr 22, 2018 - Sun, Aug 5, 2018
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Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Directors Guild Film Society. Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.

It is the production designer who reads the script and lets his or her imagination run free, looking at nothing and seeing everything, all the possibilities. In consultation with the director and in even closer collaboration with their cinematographer, set decorator and costume designer, the production designer creates the foundations that the narrative story’s visual aspirations and realities are built upon.

Join us at the American Cinematheque for the 2018 installment of the Art Directors Guild Film Society monthly screenings. Kicking off the series in April is Oscar winner GRAND HOTEL, which features some of the biggest stars of the 1930s as well as the distinctive Art Deco settings of Cedric Gibbons, the most influential supervising art director of Hollywood's Golden Age, who helped define the look of MGM films for decades. In May, a "Designer on Design" discussion with production designer Hannah Beachler (BLACK PANTHER, MOONLIGHT) examines one of the films that inspired her: THE CONFORMIST, a 1970 political drama set in 1930s Italy that was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and designed by Ferdinando Scarfiotti.

June brings one of the greatest modern sci-fi films, PLANET OF THE APES; joining us for this 50th anniversary screening is the film’s art director, William J. Creber, whose sets for Ape City remain stunning. In August, the 2018 season concludes with a multi-dimensional look at film design - cult ’80s sci-fi adventure SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE will be presented in 3-D, with production designer Jackson De Govia and visual effects artist Gene Warren Jr. in person for a post-screening Q&A.

Series compiled by Thomas Walsh, John Muto and John Iacovelli. Program notes by Thomas Walsh.

All screenings will include presentations and discussions on production design with experts.
Both TheatresSun, Apr 22, 2018 - Sun, Aug 5, 2018
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

In Person Guests!
Sun, May 20, 2018 - 5:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Designer William J. Creber In Person!
Sun, Jun 24, 2018 - 5:30pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

In Person Guests!
Sun, Apr 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
Aero Theatre