The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will spotlight “Das Boot” AKA The Boat (1981) with a special 30th anniversary screening of the remastered directors cut on Sunday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). The film, designed by Award winning Production Designer Rolf Zehetbauer (Cabaret, The NeverEnding Story ) is the fourth in this years series highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative colleagues. A discussion will follow, enlightening the audience about the unique challenges of filming “Das Boot,” a wartime action film, nearly all of which takes place inside the claustrophobic interior of a German U-Boat, or WW2 submarine. Production Designer John Muto will host a panel that will include an expert on submarine warfare provided by the U.S. Navy. For information: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/das-boot-0
Possibly one of the best-known German films of all time, “Das Boot”(1981), directed by Wolfgang Petersen, is based on the novel by Lothar G
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will screen the epic Agora (2009), set in Roman Egypt and designed by Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas (Inception, Superman Returns, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Elizabeth the Golden Age) on Sunday, June 26 at 5:30 pm at The Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028). Agora is the second of this years screening series highlighting remarkable, little seen masterpieces of production design. A panel discussion will follow, with designer Dyas, as well as Set Decorator Larry Dias, moderated by Production Designer John Muto.
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will screen the original widescreen color directors cut of Ken Russells The Boy Friend (1971), an all but lost treasure with few surviving prints, on Sunday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica). The films Award winning Stage, Costume and Production Designer Tony Walton (All That Jazz, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Murder On The Orient Express, The Wiz, Pippin) will take part in a panel discussion moderated by ADG President Thomas A. Walsh following the screening. The third in this years series highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative colleagues, the discussion will focus on the art of adapting and designing musicals for the screen.
Set in the stylish 1920s of England,The Boy Friend is a Busby Berkeley type of stylish extravaganza, rich in its fantasy art deco and art nouveau costumes and settings. The film stars the famous sixties model Twiggy, singing and dancing in her film debut. Co-starring Broadway musical star Tommy Tune, and actor Christopher Gable in the story of a young stage actress who falls for a visiting film producer on her very first night as a stand-in for the leading lady. The films celebrated bad boy director Ken Russell, famous for going wild when unleashed, was named Best Director by the National Board of Review, and Twiggy won two Golden Globes
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will screen CinemaScope epic Land of the Pharaohs (1955), Hollywoods revisionist tale of ancient Egypt and the construction of the pyramids, with a panel discussion to follow, on Sunday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood).
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and the American Cinematheque (AC) are co-hosting a Fifth Annual Screening Series highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative colleagues. The series will run from May through October, and the screenings will alternate between the ACs Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood) and the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica) with all screenings starting at 5:30 pm.
The 2011 ADG/ American Cinematheque Screening Series schedule is as follows:
Sunday, May 22, Renaissance (2006) honoring Christian Volckman, Aero Theatre.