Behind the Scenes: The Art and Craft of Cinema<br> Patricia Woodbridge on Art Direction

3/31/11 to 4/3/11

We are pleased to welcome art director Patricia Woodbridge to our ongoing series Behind the Scenes: The Art and Craft of Cinema. Woodbridge will give a lecture on her craft, discussing the role of the art director in bringing the overarching filmic vision to fruition, and will introduce two films on which she has worked, I Am Legend and Shutter Island. We will see how art direction can help communicate a story, define characters, and render a precise mood.

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  • Shutter Island

    • Sunday, April 3 5:30 PM

    Martin Scorsese (U.S., 2010). Introduced by Patricia Woodbridge. Martin Scorsese's most recent film, a psychological thriller based on a Dennis Lehane novel, is crafted “to instill not only menace but also unease and anxiety” (Variety). (138 mins)

  • I Am Legend

    • Thursday, March 31 7:00 PM

    Francis Lawrence (U.S., 2007). The screening will follow a lecture by art director Patricia Woodbridge, who will discuss her work on I Am Legend and other films. This science fiction film features Will Smith as the lone survivor of a plague that has decimated Manhattan. “The streetscapes he wanders through will be familiar to any visitor or resident, but the way Mr. Lawrence and his team . . . have distressed and depopulated New York is downright uncanny” (N.Y. Times). (101 mins)