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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Crawford celebrates 40th anniversary of American Graffitti

  • Former Nebraska Citian Bruce Crawford will present a special 40th anniversary screening of American Graffit on Friday, Nov. 2, at Joslyn Art Museum.

    Actress Cindy Williams will speak about her experiences working with George Lucas and legendary stars of the film.
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  • Bruce Crawford has scheduled a 40th anniversary screening of George Lucas' American Graffiti at Joslyn Art Museum on Friday, Nov. 2.
    The event will feature special guests, co star and television Icon, Cindy Williams, and actor Eddie Mekka, "Carmine" from Laverne and Shirley.
    Prior to the screening, Williams will address the audience on her experiences working with George Lucas and the many now legendary stars from the film.
    American Graffiti was released to universal critical acclaim and financial success, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    Produced on a $775,000 budget, the film has turned out to be one of the most profitable movies of all time. Since its initial release, American Graffiti has garnered an estimated return of well over $200 million in box office gross and home video sales, not including merchandising.
    In 1995, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
    Tickets for the event are $20 and available at all Omaha Hy-Vee customer service counters. Proceeds benefit the Nebraska Kidney Association. For more information call 402-932-7200 and www.omahafilmevent.com

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