Steven Spielberg has been without peer for so long — just over three decades — that it’s easy to forget he was once a twenty-something phenom. Gifted with both a preternatural vision for the filmmaking medium and the tenacity to realize it, this wunderkind guided a troubled project cursed with a malfunctioning robot shark into what became, at the time, the biggest blockbuster in history. And he’s continued to deliver, as both director and producer, at a dizzying level of productivity surely unequalled in the post-studio era. Just as remarkable is the fact that his productivity has been accompanied by an equally steady maturation as a film artist.
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(Steven Spielberg, US 1975, 130 min.)
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Sunday, August 12, 2 p.m.
(Steven Spielberg, US 1993, 127 min.)
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Sunday, August 19, 2 p.m.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(Steven Spielberg, US 1977, 132 min.)
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Sunday, August 26, 2 p.m.
The Sugarland Express
(Steven Spielberg, US 1974, 110 min.)
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Sunday, September 2, 2 p.m.
E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial
(Steven Spielberg, US 1982, 115 min.)