Academy Museum’s Director of Film Programs Bernardo Rondeau Exits for Lucas Museum Job
Bernardo Rondeau, senior director of film programs for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, is exiting to take a similar job as curator of film programs at the under-construction Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in downtown Los Angeles.
Tuesday night’s screening of “Lawrence of Arabia” was the final film he introduced as head of film programs, and Rondeau will start his new position on Monday.
However, Rondeau, who started at the Academy Museum in 2014, will return this summer to present his final program with the Summer of Music series, which will encompass concert films from 1959-2020. He previously served as assistant curator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has been an associate programmer at AFI Fest.
The Lucas Museum is set to open by 2025. The New York Times reported recently that the museum would include two 299-seat theaters and 100,000 drawings, photographs and comic book illustrations in the massive, futuristic-looking building under construction in Exposition Park, near USC.
Rondeau said it was “too early to say” when the Lucas Museum might start programming films and that for now, he is working with the team there to develop the vision and plan for film programs. When asked whether George Lucas has given input on what type of programming he would like to see, Rondeau said, “We have dialogues, of course.”
Rondeau said he was excited to “take what I’ve done at the Academy Museum and build and grow on that, considering the variety and range of audiences we have in Los Angeles.” At the Lucas Museum, the programming will take even more of an exploded view of all of narrative art, such as painting and comic books and illustrations, as well as the vast spectrum of film history,” Rondeau explained.
Peter Debruge contributed to this report.
California officials investigating migrant arrivals in Sacramento: ‘Without any advance warning’
Man in stable condition after shooting inside Queens restaurant
D.C.-area forecast: Cooler today with early clouds, then warmer again to start the workweek
Asylum seekers will be told to share hotel rooms, says Tory minister
Treat AI Like a Biological Weapon, Not a Nuclear One
All the Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales to Shop Right Now
Scotland’s Latest Attempt To Kill Its Own Economy
Hiking for Beginners: 9 Tips to Help You Hit the Trails
Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 21, 2023
Alan Wake II’s Co-Lead Gave the Sequel Its Horror Edge, Says Remedy
The Beatles Stopped Bob Dylan’s Best Shot at Having a No. 1 Hit
Meghan Markle Had a ‘Totally Different’ Reaction During Her, Harry, William, and Kate’s 2018 ‘Spontaneous Outbreak of Embarrassed Body Language’ — Expert
Is Gulf of Tonkin-type incident brewing in S China Sea?
3 takeaways from the Revolution’s draw against New York City FC
HBO and the ‘Sex and the City’ Production Team Were At Odds Over Carrie and Mr. Big’s Affair
Tech24 hours ago
Video Game Voice Actors Say AI Puts Their Jobs ‘On the Chopping Block’
Travel21 hours ago
Over 500,000 Expected for Denver PrideFest: The Largest LGBTQ+ Event in the Rocky Mountain Region
Tech22 hours ago
Xbox’s First Wireless Arcade Stick Arrives Just in Time For Street Fighter 6
Lifestyle24 hours ago
This Flattering Amazon Swim Coverup Has 3,300+ 5-Star Reviews
News15 hours ago
‘Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets’: 7 Documentaries to Watch Next
Lifestyle24 hours ago
‘Eureka’ Review: Viggo Mortensen Invites Us Into Lisandro Alonso’s Shape-Shifting Puzzle Picture, Then Leaves Us To Find Our Way
News24 hours ago
Manhunt after rough sleeper, 46, is stabbed to death in south-east London
News19 hours ago
PHOTOS: Pickup truck plows through Florida restaurant