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If you like Filmbar’s “Film School” screenings, then join us for Filmbar’s newest film series, “Spielberg Film School”!
“The Sugarland Express” (1974) – Steven Spielberg’s FIRST feature film!
Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered how the great Steven Spielberg crafts his films? Join us for “Spielberg Film School" where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide "live commentary" on Steven Spielberg’s first feature film, The Sugarland Express. We’ll discuss how the film shows the early signature style of the great filmmaker and laid the groundwork for the breakthrough with Jaws a year later. Come see the movie that started Spielberg’s career!
The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to "read" a film creatively.
After the film, we can discuss what we've learned and debate if it lives up to the great Spielberg films that would follow. Come see the movie that started it all!
(NOTE: While no "homework" or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you've never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to "experience" the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)