UA Museum of Art presents a Lecture by Douglas Trumbull

Photo of Doug Trumbull“A History of Special Effects in Film and Beyond”

To Speak at The University of Arizona
In Association with UAMAs Exhibition, Metropolis.

The University of Arizona Museum of Art is pleased to announce a presentation by Douglas Trumbull, the legendary special effects creator on Monday, September 20 at Crowder Hall. The special program on the history of cinema from a special effects perspective will encompass the full spectrum of film history from silent films to his current quest for “Immersive Cinematic Experiences.”

Punctuating his lecture with film clips, Trumbull will discuss his efforts in taking IMAX public, developing the Showscan film process, and working on expos and theme park attractions such as Universal Studio Back to the Future, The Ride from a cinematic perspective. His presentation is not to be missed! for film enthusiasts or anyone who has been fascinated by recent advances (think Avatar).

Trumbull will talk about current trends, including Avatar, Digital Showscan, Virtual Sets and digital production/exhibition – plus he will look into the future.

Trumbull’s career took off at the age of twenty-three when he designed the psychedelic tunnel of colored lights called the Star Gate sequence for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. After 2001’s release in 1968, Trumbull worked on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blade Runner and Star Trek:The Movie, and directed two sci-fi films of his own, 1972’s Silent Running and 1983’s Brainstorm.

Visit his website for preview glimpses:

The Trumbull UAMA presentation takes place in Crowder Hall on Monday, September 20 at 7:30 pm. The Lecture is in conjection with the Metropolis Exhibit

Tickets are $12 each ($6 for students and UAMA members).

Seats are limited. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

TICKET AVAILABLE in person at the UA Fine Arts Box Office, located in the Marroney Theatre in the UA Fine Arts Complex or
Online at or Phone: (520) 621-1162

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