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Cinefamily salutes Philip Kaufman with master class

Cinefamily salutes Philip Kaufman with master class
Sam Shepard as Chuck Yeager in the 1983 movie "The Right Stuff." (The Ladd Co.)

Less than two years ago, the director Philip Kaufman ripped into Hollywood for neglecting the "mature adult audience," and suggested that a number of his movies — his literate, sensual, unfailingly intelligent movies — would have little chance of being made today. Presumably there will be more reflections on a moribund industry, and on Kaufman's own estimable cinematic accomplishments, when the director sits down for a master class at Cinefamily at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, co-presented by the Writers Guild Foundation.

The session will be followed by a screening of "The Right Stuff," Kaufman's splendid, still-thrilling 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's novel. It's not the only one of the director's films showing at Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, [323] 655-2510 www.cinefamily.org/) this weekend; "The Wanderers" (1979) screens Friday at 7:30 p.m., followed by "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978) at 11 p.m.

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