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Inside the Star Wars Model Shop

Hooked on Marin Speaker Series No. 2

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7 p.m.
Drake Little Theater
Tamalpais Union School District
1327 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo

KENTFIELD, CA—October 28, 2013—Come hear Lorne Peterson, visual effects artist for the entire Star Wars saga, give an inside look at the science and secrets behind the artful models and sculptures of Star Wars. Peterson, who received an Academy Award and a British Academy Award for Visual Effects for his work on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, has a rich history of working on blockbuster films such as Men in Black, ET and Willow. He is the author of Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop.

This is the second lecture of Hooked on Marin, an exciting four-part speaker series celebrating what makes Marin County a unique place to live. Hooked on Marin is a community-based partnership of Marin County public service agencies and educational districts, including College of Marin, Emeritus Students College of Marin, the City of Larkspur, Tamalpais Union High School District,  the Town of San Anselmo and the Town of Corte Madera.
Sign up early. A limited number of seats are available for each event. Admission is $15 per event or $40 for the full series. To order tickets, visit Hooked on Marin, or call (415) 945-3730.
Next in the series:

Trains in Marin: Past and Future
December 4, 2013, 7 p.m.
Corte Madera Community Center Hall
498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera
Speaker: Richard G. Torney, a Marin native and rail fan, will discuss the 40-year era of green electric trains connecting Fairfax, San Rafael, San Anselmo, and Mill Valley with a ferry terminal in Sausalito. Torney will share historic photos of Marin trains from the 1870s–1960s and compare them with recent photos of the same locations.
Marin County Rock ’n’ Roll Music History
January 15, 2014, 7 p.m.
Corte Madera Community Center Hall
498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera
Speakers: Richie Unterberger, rock historian and College of Marin instructor, will share rare archival video and audio footage from the 1960s and 1970s and Ben Fong-Torres, of Rolling Stone magazine, will join the panel to share stories from living legends of rock ’n’ roll.

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