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ADG Film Society To Screen MARY POPPINS On April 28


ADG Film Society To Screen MARY POPPINS On April 28

Film Society's 2019 Screening Series will launch with the original Oscar-winning Disney masterpiece MARY POPPINS (1964), at the Egyptian Theatre on Sunday, April 28th at 5:30 pm. The annual 2019 Screening Series "Production Design: Designers On Design," highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations, is in association with American Cinematheque and sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.

"Mary Poppins is considered as one of Walt Disney's most enduring achievements. Many advances in the art of production design and cinema technologies have been made since Poppins' 1964 premier. But technology will always be subordinate to emotion, ingenuity, and imagination. The Disney Studio's family of artists and artisan's who were most instrumental for the success of Mary Poppins' animation and in-camera magic-making will forever be remembered as unparalleled masters of the cinematic arts," said Thomas A. Walsh, ADG, Production Designer and Film Series Co-chair.

The ADG's Film Society will examine and memorialize Mary Poppins' cinematic achievements by visiting with veteran artisans who will carry us back to relive and appreciate the challenges faced by the many artists who imbued Mary Poppins with its heart and soul. Participating in this special panel will be Tony Walton, the film's Costume and Design Consultant; VFX Artist Harrison Ellenshaw ADG, the son of Peter Ellenshaw, the film's special effects and master matte artist; and writer-director-producer Theodore Thomas, son of Frank Thomas, one of Disney's revered nine-old men and the animator and life-force behind the dancing penguins. Moderating the panel will be Thomas A. Walsh, ADG and author/historian Jeff Kurtti, who served as Creative Director for The Walt Disney Family Museum prior to its opening in 2009.

In turn of the century London, Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny and they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews). Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents. This legendary film features the classic musical numbers "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Feed the Birds" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

Representing the Art Directors Guild are Film Society Founder and Co-Chair John Muto ADG, Co-Chair Thomas A. Walsh ADG, John Iacovelli ADG, and Debbie Patton, ADG Director of Awards and Events. Working with them are the American Cinematheque's Gwen Deglise, Margot Gerber and Grant Moninger.

General admission: $12. American Cinematheque members: $8. Students/Seniors with valid ID: $10. All screenings start at 5:30 PM; 24-hour information is available at 323-466-FILM (3456). Advance tickets can be purchased on Search by zip code (Egyptian Theatre 90028) to locate respective theatre listings. Tickets are also available at the Box Office at the theater.

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