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Film Club Facebook Live Forum- American Graffiti

We are excited to announce that The Westdale is starting an online Film Club!

We will begin small and will be asking for your input as we grow our online programming until we can gather at the theatre again.

It’s easy to be part of the club!

1.  Our first film is American Graffiti.  Read some fun facts below and then watch American Graffiti on Netflix before Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm.

2.  Send any questions or observations you have about the film to info@thewestdale.ca 

3.  We will begin with a Facebook Live Event on Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm where the Westdale Film Club will meet for the first time.

Fred Fuchs, Hollywood film producer and Chair of The Westdale will talk about the history and production of the film from an insider’s point of view (Fred has worked with both  George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola!).  Fred will also answer your submitted questions, and take questions from you on Facebook Live.

4.  Stay tuned for more information on the Westdale Film Club and share with your friends

American Graffiti

Stream it on Netflix
1973 PG 1hr 50 min
Comedy, Drama
Directed by George Lucas

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards

Best Picture
Best Director – George Lucas
Best Supporting Actress – Candy Clark
Best Film Editing
Best Original Screenplay

Did you know?

American Graffiti is filmmaker George Lucas’ most personal film, based on his own life and experience growing up in Modesto, California.  It is a tribute to a specific time and place, coming of age in 1962, the car cruising culture, and the beginnings of rock and roll.

The original title of the film included the words ‘A Musical’.  The entire music track is made up of rock and roll songs carefully chosen to help support the intention of each scene – it was one of the first films ever that did not have a musical score.

Every studio passed on financing the film.  It is one of the most commercially successful films of all time. The budget was $750 thousand and it made over $200 million in its first release.  After seeing the film for the first time Universal wanted to release it as a TV movie.

Learn and discuss so much more about American Graffiti with Hollywood Producer Fred Fuchs on Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm on our Facebook page!