American Graffiti

    Friday December 27, 2013 @ 9:30 PM


    1973, USA, George Lucas, 112 min.

    Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard and Paul Le Mat

    Introduced by Joshua Seftel and his Mom

    Free ticket with a $7 bar minimum.

    Tickets are available for pick-up after 8:00 p.m. at the will call table in the K2 Lounge (limited capacity).

    Did You Know?

    • Mel’s Drive-in restaurant had been closed prior to filming, and was reopened just for the shoot.  It was demolished shortly after.
    • Many of the takes used in the film were goofs or ad-libs, and the actors were often not aware that those takes would end up in the final cut.
    • Several studios rejected the film fearing that the soundtrack George Lucas had envisioned, which contained over 40 popular songs, would be too expensive.

    About the Speaker

    Joshua Seftel is an award-winning filmmaker, who directs features films (War, Inc. with John Cusack, Ben Kingsley and Marisa Tomei), documentaries (Taking on the KennedysIt’s the Hard-Knock Life), and TV and Radio (Queer EyeThis American Life). His web series staring his mother, My Mom on Movies, has recently gained a cult following.  The Boston Globe said of Seftel's mother, Pat: “her genius lies in her dead-on assessments, which are delivered without the self-satisfaction or intentional snarkiness that usually accompany such commentary.”  The Jewish Forward called the series "a template for those trying to break down barriers when it comes to talking with parents."

     

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