Behind the Scenes: The Art and Craft of Cinema, Editor Curtiss Clayton

6/20/12 to 6/22/12

Film editor Curtiss Clayton takes us Behind the Scenes of the art and craft of cinema with an illustrated talk and the screening of three of the more than thirty films he has edited: Gus Van Sant's To Die For (1995); Rick (2003), starring Bill Pullman, which Clayton also directed; and Maladies, the not-yet-released feature from Carter, starring James Franco.

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  • Rick

    • Friday, June 22 7 pm

    Curtiss Clayton (U.S., 2003). Curtiss Clayton in person. Bill Pullman stars as a corporate functionary whose life is beginning to collapse in Clayton's smart, surrealist satire. Written by Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket). (100 mins)

  • Maladies

    • Friday, June 22 9:20 pm

    Carter (U.S., 2012). Curtiss Clayton, Carter, and cinematographer Doug Chamberlain in person. Join us for this special work-in-progress screening of the new James Franco film, involving a successful actor who retires at a young age due to a mental illness. Edited by Curtiss Clayton. (100 mins)

  • Curtiss Clayton on Film Editing, followed by To Die For

    • Wednesday, June 20 7 pm

    Curtiss Clayton in person. In this special lecture, editor Curtiss Clayton takes us behind the scenes of the art and craft of film editing, illustrated with sequences from Gus Van Sant's To Die For (1995), starring Nicole Kidman and Matt Dillon. Followed by a complete screening of To Die For, beginning at about 8:30. (103 mins plus lecture)