Animal HouseThe film’s director and costume designer will introduce the film at the Dryden Theatre on July 7; Tickets on sale now

Rochester, N.Y.—The George Eastman Museum will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Animal House (Landis, US 1978) with a screening of a 35mm print of the film on Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. The film’s director, John Landis, and its costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, will introduce the film and, after the screening, will share stories and insights about the making of this classic.

Tickets for the event are $25 for general admission and $20 for Eastman Museum members, students, and people 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased at eastman.org/animalhouse.

About Animal House

Animal House, released in 1978, stars Karen Allen, John Belushi, Tom Hulce, and Tim Matheson. College life and film comedy have never looked the same since the release of this movie milestone. Bluto (John Belushi) leads his Delta House fraternity brothers in an all-out war on rival Omega House, Dean Wormer, and good taste in general. Animal House is not only one of the most influential movies ever made, but one of the funniest.

About John and Deborah Nadoolman Landis

John Landis is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is best known for the comedy films that he has directed such as National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Trading Places (1983), Three Amigos (1986), Coming to America (1988), and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994). Deborah Nadoolman Landis is an Oscar-nominated costume designer, two-term president of the Costume Designers Guild, and director of the David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design at UCLA. The two have been married since 1980.

About the George Eastman Museum

Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 400,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and, through its two joint master’s degree programs with the University of Rochester, makes critical contributions to film preservation and to photographic preservation and collections management. For more information, visit eastman.org.

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Promotional Images: To download promotional images for the July 7 screening of Animal House, visit: https://eastmanmuseum.box.com/v/animalhouse40.

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