Museum Shares Cinema Secrets

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WILMINGTON, N.C. – Ever wonder how characters, props and creatures are made for television and movies? Take a behind the scenes look at the film industry with award-winning makeup, special effects makeup and prosthetics artist Jeff Goodwin.

Pulling Back the Curtain: Special Effects Makeup – Museum Shares Cinema Secrets

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7 p.m.

New Hanover County’s Cape Fear Museum and the Cape Fear Independent Film Network are excited to host Pulling Back the Curtain: Special Effects Makeup on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. Learn some of the techniques and processes that artists use to make the movies magic for audiences. Did you know Goodwin made the ear for David Lynch’s cult classic Blue Velvet, and used real human hair? Hear how Goodwin created the iconic ear, and many other props!

blue-velvet-ear-closeup cinema secrets
Image courtesy of the Cape Fear Museum | Wilmington, North Carolina

Goodwin’s credits include Rambo III, The Last of the Mohicans, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Empire Records, Ang Lee’s Ride with the Devil, A Walk to Remember and War and Peace. Admission is free for members and students with ID and $5 for non-members. After Goodwin’s presentation, tour the Starring Cape Fear! film exhibit to see some of his work as well as other film and television artifacts from productions filmed in the Lower Cape Fear region.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is a department of New Hanover County located at 814 Market Street. The Museum is open Tuesday -Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission is free to all museum members. For non-members, general admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information:


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*press release courtesy of and the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina

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