Our Pick of the Week: Designing the Movies

If you love coming-of-age films and 1960s nostalgia, the latest edition of Designing the Movies is for you.

Created and hosted by freelance journalist Nathalie Atkinson, Designing the Movies is a monthly film series held at Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Ave.) that explores art direction, set decoration, costume, and production design in popular favourites and forgotten gems. By putting the focus on contributions of the below-the-line craft, the series invites moviegoers to reconsider films from a new or different angle.

This month’s screening is George Lucas’s 1973 box office hit American Graffiti, a semi-autobiographical story about a group of Modesto teenagers who spend their last day of summer vacation before college cruising the strip of their small town. Atkinson will provide an introduction about 1960s nostalgia, coming-of-age tales, and classic cars before the film.

Designing the Movies: American Graffiti takes place Thursday, June 14, at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $12 for students/seniors.

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