Academy @ LACMA
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues its ongoing partnership with the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art with regular screenings in LACMA’s Bing Theater, including our Tuesday matinee series, which in January will spotlight the great MGM costume designer Adrian.
In conjunction with the Academy’s exhibition Hollywood Costume, Friday nights in January sees a new screening series, “Street Clothes: Contemporary Costuming in New Hollywood,” which uses the groundbreaking urban American films of the late 1960s and 1970s to demonstrate how a designer’s work can be a key element in creating contemporary characters. Designers and films featured include Ann Roth’s vivid “Fun City” threads for Midnight Cowboy, the Rosanna Norton–designed hallucinatory horror rock of Phantom of the Paradise, the Network power suits of Theoni V. Aldredge, Albert Wolsky’s Oscar-winning combination of Broadway reality and death-obsessed fantasy in All That Jazz, and Ruth Morley’s trend-setting ensembles for Annie Hall.
Our Saturday night series, “Two Sides of a Costume Designer,” spotlights the remarkable creative range of many of film’s top designers by pairing impressive and varied achievements of artists working in all genres of the cinema. We spotlight costume and production designer Tony Walton’s fantasy and science-fiction work in the 1960s with Mary Poppins and Fahrenheit 451; Anna Hill Johnstone is represented by two very different tales of complicated American families, East of Eden and The Godfather; Theadora Van Runkle made criminals glamorous and tragic, respectively, in Bonnie and Clyde and The Godfather Part II; and three-time Oscar winner Milena Canonero proved herself equally adept with the imaginative whimsy of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and the exquisite period atmospherics of Barry Lyndon.
Academy @ LACMA events are held at the Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90036.
Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.