The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington has scheduled visionary filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur, Douglas Trumbull to host a pre-screening talk and post-screening Q&A including never-before-seen photos of the making of the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) on Monday, August 16. The movie’s soundtrack was composed by Berkshires favorite and Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams.
Doug Trumbull has enjoyed a long and prestigious technological and creative career in filmmaking. Trumbull’s early career included pioneering work in 1968 as one of four effects supervisors in 2001: A Space Odyssey. He subsequently influenced movie goers around the world with stunning visual effects in films such as The Andromeda Strain, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Blade Runner. In addition, Trumbull directed the feature films Silent Running and Brainstorm. Trumbull has been the recipient of the American Society of Cinematographer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and has recently been selected by his peers as an honorary member of the Visual Effects Society (only the fifth to receive this distinction).
Talk by Doug Trumbull at 7PM prior to 7:30PM film; post screening Q&A to follow. Tickets: $6.00 General Admission. For more information visit www.mahaiwe.org or phone the Mahaiwe Box Office: 413-528-0100.
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: Written and Directed by Steven Spielberg. After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. Starring Richard Dreyfuss; Francois Truffaut; and Teri Garr. Running Time:132 minutes. Suggested Rating: PG-13 for some frightening moments.
Movie audiences are encouraged to arrive a half-hour prior to the advertised start time for this General Admission seating event. The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is located at 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington MA.