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Friday, February 27

The Art of the Costume Designer: Spotlight on James Acheson



The Academy celebrates the work of three-time Oscar-winning costume designer James Acheson with an evening tribute to his remarkable career. Acheson engages in a far-ranging discussion with Hollywood Costume curator Deborah Nadoolman Landis about his body of work. A selection of film clips will illustrate both his artistic influences as well as highlights from his nearly four decades as a designer.  

Acheson was a costume designer for television’s Doctor Who before moving into features to collaborate with director Terry Gilliam and other members of the Monty Python troupe for the films Time Bandits, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, and Brazil. He won his first Academy Award for his breathtaking designs for The Last Emperor, and repeated that feat the following year with Dangerous Liaisons, earning a third Oscar in 1995 for Restoration. Acheson reunited with The Last Emperor’s director, Bernardo Bertolucci, for 1993’s Little Buddha, serving as both costume designer and production designer, and his other films include director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, which helped to inaugurate the current boom in superhero films.

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Saturday, February 28

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Getty Scavenger Hunt

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt!

A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. As your team gathers answers about the art, you'll piece together a sordid tale revolving around a planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. You’ll have to crack a secret code in order to solve this murder. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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