Rian Johnson and American Graffiti at Los Angles County Museum of Art
Such a wonderful experience with Star Wars director Rian Johnson last night and American Graffiti on the big screen at LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Rian is a gift to Star Wars fandom given to us by Kathleen Kennedy, he is generous to the fans, humble and a brilant film maker.
Very low light with no flash at 300mm does not make for very good pictures but here there are.
After the big screen 35mm screening of American Graffiti in the LACMA Bing Theater Rian talked with Jen Yamato of the LA Times. He talked about the influence of American Graffiti on film, his start in film-making, his movies, Star Wars, George Lucas and the future! Look for a round up on the Skywalking Through Neverland podcast soon.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Milevicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits (George C. Page Museum). LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States.
Jen Yamato is a film reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
Rian Craig Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American film director, screenwriter, editor, and actor. He won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival with his debut feature film, Brick.Johnson directed The Brothers Bloom (2008) and Looper (2012), as well as three episodes of the AMC series Breaking Bad ("Fly", "Fifty-One", and "Ozymandias").
Johnson is the writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), the eighth film in the Star Wars saga and the second in the sequel trilogy.