Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: American Graffiti

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day , it’s
the described movie American Graffiti from 1973.
American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming-of-age comedy film directed and co-written by George Lucas
starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Bo Hopkins and Wolfman Jack.
Suzanne Somers and Joe Spano also appear in the film.
Set in Modesto, California, in 1962, the film is a study of the cruising and rock 'n' roll cultures popular among the post–World War II baby boom generation.
Through a series of vignettes, the film tells the story of a group of teenagers and their adventures over the course of a single night.
The genesis of American Graffiti was in Lucas' own teenage years in early 1960s Modesto. He was unsuccessful in pitching the concept to financiers and distributors, but found favor at Universal Pictures after United Artists, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures turned him down.
Filming was initially set to take place in San Rafael, California, but the production crew was denied permission to shoot beyond a second day. As a result, production was moved to Petaluma.
American Graffiti premiered 2 August, 1973, at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland, and was released 11 August, 1973 in the United States.
The film received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Produced on a $777,000 budget, it has become one of the most profitable films of all time. Since its initial release, American Graffiti has garnered an estimated return of well over $200 million in box office gross and home video sales, not including merchandising.
In 1995, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
A sequel, More American Graffiti, was released in 1979.
Directed by: George Lucas.
Produced by: Francis Ford Coppola.
Written by: George Lucas, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck.
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Cindy Williams and Wolfman Jack.
Cinematography: Ron Eveslage and Jan D'Alquen.
Edited by: Verna Fields and Marcia Lucas.
Production company: Lucasfilm Ltd., American Zoetrope and The Coppola Company.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures.
Release date: 2 August, 1973 (Locarno) and 11 August, 1973 (United States).
Running time: 112 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $777,000.
Box office: $140 million.
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