Peter Kuran, director of 5 Documentary films on the subject of Atomic History, started his career in 1976 as an animator on the original Star Wars. In 1982, after finishing work as Animation Supervisor on “The Empire Strikes Back” Mr. Kuran Founded Visual Concept Entertainment (VCE) and began work on AtomCentral, a division of VCE, where his development of processes for restoring film footage won the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award® in 2002. Peter and VCE have worked on over 250 theatrical motion pictures. Last November Kuran, completed work on the iPAD version of his successful book : "How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb" Printed copies will be on sale at his speaking engagement at Stage-13, Saturday, May 7th.
Besides contributing to “Star Wars” Oscar winning special effects at the age of 20 (the youngest person on the visual effects crew), Pete was thin enough to fit into the C-3PO costume which gave him the ability to fill in for appearances to help promote Star Wars when Anthony Daniels was unavailable.
Come see selected screenings, hear Mr. Kuran speak about his films and take part in discussions at Stage-13 in the Pearl. Saturday, May 7th from 7 – 10PM. 13 NW 13th AVE. Portland, Oregon. Admission: $10 at the door
Paid parking available on NW 14th between W. Burnside and NW Couch.
Limited seating, Doors at 6:30 - Starts at 7 Prompt!