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Masters of Practical Effects

The Hollywood Theatre is proud to host Rick Baker and Chris Walas for MASTERS OF PRACTICAL EFFECTS, a weekend-long celebration of two of the film industry’s most revolutionary creators. Before computerized effects took over the industry, Baker and Walas painstakingly created groundbreaking makeup and effects by hand. Walas brought us Gremlins and oversaw Jeff Goldblum’s transformation into the Fly, while Baker’s work on AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON earned him the first-ever Academy Award for Best Makeup. We’re thrilled to have Baker and Walas in attendance for 35mm screenings of three of their most iconic films.

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Harry and the Hendersons with Rick Baker

Legendary special effects artist Rick Baker in attendance for a post-screening Q&A!
HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS (1987):
The Henderson family adopt a friendly...

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Saturday, November 10
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Gremlins with Chris Walas

Special effects pioneer Chris Walas in attendance for a post-screening Q&A!

GREMLINS (1984):
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning ...

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Saturday, November 10
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An American Werewolf in London with Rick Baker

Legendary special effects artist Rick Baker in attendance for a post-screening Q&A!
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981):
David (David Naughton) and Jack...

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Sunday, November 11