Our tribute to cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond includes two features directed by Steven Spielberg. First, 1970s blockbuster CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, a suspenseful and very human speculation on the possibility of alien contact. Followed by THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS, an ambitious blend of madcap slapstick and downbeat social commentary. Introduction by James Chressanthis.
Our tribute to cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond includes this epic Western directed by Michael Cimino and starring Kris Kristofferson as a sheriff caught in the middle of mounting tensions between affluent landowners and newly arrived homesteaders in 1890s Wyoming.
The American Cinematheque presents all of the 2016 Oscar-nominated documentary shorts:
“Body Team 12” (Liberia, 13 min. Dir. David Darg), “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” (Pakistan, 40 min. Dir. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy), “Last Day of Freedom” (U.S., 32 min. Dirs. Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman), “Chau, Beyond the Lines” (U.S./Vietnam, 34 min. Dir. Courtney Marsh) and “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” (U.S., 40 min. Dir. Adam Benzine).
George Clayton Johnson (July 10, 1929 – December 25, 2015) penned some of the most memorable science fiction scripts of the 1960s and ’70s, including the first episode of “Star Trek” and seminal episodes of “The Twilight Zone,” as well as co-writing the novel Logan’s Run. Join us for an evening celebrating Johnson’s life and career with special guests.