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A conversation with Marcia Lucas
November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$15 – $50
Join us for A Conversation with Marcia Lucas, Academy Award-winning editor of STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE. Her impressive body of work includes the original STAR WARS trilogy, plus classic titles such as TAXI DRIVER, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, and ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANY MORE, amongst others.
Marcia Lucas will join AVFilm Executive Director Kathryn Hecht and Sundance Director Emeritus John Cooper on stage for an intimate, deep dive into the world Ms. Lucas navigated and shaped with her landmark contributions to filmmaking.
About our guest:
Marcia Lucas is a renowned film editor celebrated as a pivotal creative force behind the groundbreaking and iconic STAR WARS trilogy. Her uncanny ability to humanize stories and innovative editing techniques have left an indelible mark on the world of cinema. Lucas is a true luminary in the film industry, with an Academy Award, multiple award nominations, and a legacy that continues to shape how we experience movies.
Marcia’s career as an editor took off in the late 1960s while working on commercials. Her talents soon caught the attention of Verna Fields, one of the few respected female film editors of the time, who needed assistance cutting a documentary. Fields would also include a USC student, George Lucas, in this same project. From here, Marcia and George would form a professional and personal partnership that would change the course of cinematic history.
Marcia Lucas’s remarkable career as an editor, highlighted by her pivotal role in shaping the Star Wars franchise, cements her legacy as a trailblazing historical figure.
For the glass ceilings she shattered, her innovation in creating magical, groundbreaking cinema, and inspiring and captivating audiences all over the globe, Marcia Lucas is the recipient of AVFilm’s 2023 Impact Award. The award will be presented at Hollywood of Tomorrow, AVFilm’s annual educational fundraiser, on Monday, November 13, at 5 p.m. at Little Saint in Healdsburg. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. URL: https://avfilmpresents.org/events/hollywoodoftomorrow/