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Kershner gives it up

Leslie Brefeld
Special to the Daily

BRECKENRIDGE ” He’s not just a “Star Wars” director, he was George Lucas’ instructor. And the professor, Irvin Kershner, will be teaching what he knows about film to anyone interested Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the upcoming Breckenridge Film Festival, Sept. 7-10.

What I Taught George Lucas. Thursday, Sept. 7 from 3-4 p.m. in the Independence Room at Main Street Station. Years of film school are condensed into two hours with Irvin Kershner and guest speakers Lawrence David Foldes and Victoria Paige Meyerink. The experienced filmmakers will share their insights on the complex and creative business of film. Open to the public. Pre-booking not required.

Acting in Movies. Friday Sept. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at the Hyatt at Main Street Station. This seminar offers a unique opportunity to work with veteran director Irvin Kershner as he guides the experienced and novice actor through the intricacies of acting on film. This is a master class that will be composed of acting participants and audience observers. Acting participants are limited and must e-mail a request and short resume to for selection. The public is invited to observe the process without prebooking.

So Your Kid Wants a Career in Movies. Saturday, Sept. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Independence Room at Main Street Station. A panel of Hollywood’s elite will give unique insider advice and answer questions on what every parent should know about getting into the film business. The seminar will cover all career opportunities in front of and behind the camera. Open to the public. Prebooking not required.

Kershner’s film credits, besides directing the second of the original “Star Wars” movies, include “The Luck of Ginger Coffee,” “A Fine Madness,” “Up The Sandbox,” “Robocop 2,” “The Flim Flam Man,” “Return of A Man Called Horse,” “The Eyes of Laura Mars,” “Raid on Entebbe” and “Never Say Never Again.”

The professor of graduate studies and professional writing at the University of Southern California will be awarded the Breckenridge Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award during a celebrity retrospective talk from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at the Hyatt in Breckenridge.

Tickets are $10 for all shows (except Tuesday’s free locals premiere)

“Keeping Mum” ” 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Speakeasy (free, seating is limited)

“Guide To Recognizing Your Saints” 6 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Speakeasy

“Driving Lessons” 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 at Summit High School

“Sherrybaby” 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Speakeasy

“Aurora Boreals” 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Summit High School

“Tideland” 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Speakeasy

“Grid Iron Gang” 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Summit High School

“Babel” 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Summit High School

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