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Actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges will share the stage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Beau and Jeff: A Tale of Two Bridges,” on Monday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.  In a conversation about their long and remarkable careers, including that of their father Lloyd, the siblings will select clips from each other’s work and discuss the legacy of a legendary Hollywood dynasty.Beau began acting as a child in the late 1940s, worked extensively in television through the ’60s, and became a film standout in the 1970s, with leading roles in Hal...
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Composers Gustavo Dudamel, Gustavo Santaolalla and John Williams will gather at the Academy for “Behind the Score: The Art of the Film Composer,” on Monday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.  In a conversation hosted by Tavis Smiley, the illustrious trio will discuss significant musical moments in film that have inspired their work as they examine the art and process of creating a film score as well as the director-composer collaboration.Dudamel, now entering his sixth season as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, made his first foray into composing...
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 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues its series spotlighting film festival standouts with a screening of “Snowpiercer” on Friday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater on the LACMA campus.  Director and co-writer Bong Joon-ho will be in attendance as a special guest.Bong’s English-language debut features a distinguished international cast led by Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer and Korean stars Song Kang-ho and Ko Asung.  “Snowpiercer,” a headliner at festivals from Berlin to Los Angeles, has enjoyed box office success...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), will present “Arab Cinema Classics,” a two-day screening series of the best in Arab film on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 21, at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.With input from nearly 500 prominent film critics, writers, novelists, academics and other arts professionals, DIFF in 2013 compiled a tally of the 100 greatest Arab films of all time. The Academy will screen three selections from DIFF’s Top 10:“The Night of Counting the Years” (“Al-Mummia,” 1970)Friday, June 13, at...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the indie comedy hit “Napoleon Dynamite” with writer-director Jared Hess and star Jon Heder participating in a live commentary screening and conversation on Monday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theatre on the LACMA campus.The event is the second in the Academy’s “Live Commentary!” series, inaugurated last year with a screening of “The Princess Bride” with Jason Reitman and Rob Reiner. The format, a live version of commentaries typically included on DVDs and other recorded media, opens the door to...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the seminal film “Do the Right Thing” with writer-director Spike Lee and members of the film’s cast and crew at two special screening events: on June 27 in Los Angeles at the Bing Theater, and on June 29 in Brooklyn at the BAM Harvey Theater.Lee’s groundbreaking third feature, set on a single block in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood on summer’s hottest day, features a large ensemble cast including Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and then-newcomers John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson and...
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