Costume Designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Behind the Scenes: The Art and Craft of Cinema

4/5/12 to 4/6/12

Acclaimed costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis (Raiders of the Lost Ark; Michael Jackson's Thriller; The Blues Brothers) takes us behind the scenes of Hollywood costume design, with an illustrated talk followed by a screening of ¡Three Amigos! (with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short), one of the many films she has made with her husband, director John Landis. The next evening fellow costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers joins Landis in conversation, following a screening of American Graffiti, the quintessential teen movie set in 1962, for which Rodgers designed the costumes.

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  • American Graffiti

    • Friday, April 6 7 pm

    George Lucas (U.S., 1973). Aggie Guerard Rodgers and Deborah Nadoolman Landis in Conversation. Rodgers, the costume designer behind this milestone film, joins fellow costume designer Landis in conversation following the screening. Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard star in this look at the last summer nights of a group of high school students in Modesto. One of the most influential teen films of all time. (112 mins)

  • Deborah Nadoolman Landis on Hollywood Costume: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful, followed by ¡Three Amigos!

    • Thursday, April 5 7 pm

    Deborah Nadoolman Landis and John Landis in person. Costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis discusses costume and storytelling in this illustrated talk, touching on her own work on such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Blues Brothers. Followed by a screening of ¡Three Amigos! (U.S., 1986) introduced by director John Landis. Mistaking a plea to rescue a Mexican village for an offer to star in a new show, three washed-up silent-screen cowboys (Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short) steal their costumes from the studio and head south in this extravagantly silly, casually surreal spoof. (104 mins plus lecture)