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Lucy Cota is senior researcher and staff writer at Movies on Chatham. A native of Atlanta, she is a graduate of The University of Georgia, an avid reader and highly-skilled researcher, attributes that strongly support her position and contributions.

American Graffiti: How Time Flies When You’re Cruising

Mel's Drive In in American GraffitiYears before George Lucas created a galaxy far, far away, where Jedi wield light sabers against the “Dark Side,” he directed a low-budget film called American Graffiti (1973) that defied low expectations and exploded with profitable success. This coming-of-age film is about teenagers marching into adulthood in the summer of 1962.  There are several reasons that this movie resonated so strongly with its audiences. Continue reading American Graffiti: How Time Flies When You’re Cruising