Forty years ago, one of the greatest movie heroes of all time made his debut in one of the greatest movies of all time. Returning to the Bay Area where some of it was filmed, Raiders of the Lost Ark comes to MVFF for a special anniversary screening sponsored by Lucasfilm. Premiering in 1981, the inaugural Indiana Jones adventure—co-conceived by Philip Kaufman, produced by George Lucas, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Harrison Ford as the intrepid swashbuckler himself—was an instant smash with audiences and critics, going on to land eight Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, and win four. In addition to launching an internationally beloved multimedia franchise spanning movies, TV shows, video games, and comic books, Raiders of the Lost Ark contains a special mix of thrills, scares, and laughs that continues to ensnare and enrapture filmmakers and audiences this many decades later. –Zaki Hasan
SPONSORED BY LUCASFILM LTD.
Sunday, Oct 10, 8:00pm, CinéArts Sequoia
$14 Member | $16.50 General | $15 Senior | $8 Students & Youth (12 & Under)
One of the most influential and prolific filmmakers of modern cinema, Steven Spielberg ushered in the age of the blockbuster with his second feature, Jaws (1975). He has two Oscar® wins for Best Director, for Schindler’s List (1994) and Saving Private Ryan (1999), the former also winning Best Picture. He has been nominated for 17 Oscars to date, among them directing nods for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Munich (2005), and Lincoln (2012).
Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas (story), Philip Kaufman (story)
Howard Kazanjian, George Lucas, Frank Marshall, Robert Watts