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ADG Screening Series: Tribute to Joe Alves

May 31, 2019 01:46 | By

alt=""The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Film Society’s 2019 Screening Series will be presenting the Oscar-winning film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and pay tribute to its Oscar-nominated Production Designer Joe Alves, ADG, at the Egyptian Theatre on Sunday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm. Following the screening, there will be a Special Discussion with Alves exploring the making of Close Encounters and behind-the-scenes challenges that includes creating the massive alien ships, moderated by Thomas A. Walsh, ADG, Production Designer and ADG Film Society Co-chair.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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

For more information about the 2019 ADG Film Series please visit

For ticket information, go to American Cinematheque’s website.