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ADG Screening Series: Mary Poppins


ADG.logo.2 (2)The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Film Society’s 2019 Screening Series will launch the original Oscar-winning Disney film Mary Poppins (1964) at the Egyptian Theatre on Sunday, April 28th at 5:30pm. Titled “Production Design: Designers On Design,” the annual screening series will be highlighting the work of renowned production designers and their collaborations. This event is in association with American Cinematheque and sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.

The ADG’s Film Society will examine and memorialize Mary Poppins’ cinematic achievements by visiting with veteran artisans who will carry us back to the challenges faced by the many artists who worked on the film. Participating in this 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 nine-old men, and the animator behind the dancing penguins. Moderating the panel will be Thomas A. Walsh, ADG and author/historian Jeff Kurtti, Creative Director for The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

Mary Poppins, 1964
Mary Poppins, 1964

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.

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