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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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 Leading up to The Oscars®, the Academy will present a slate of public events celebrating this year’s nominees.  This year’s activities in Los Angeles will include a live concert at UCLA’s Royce Hall highlighting the nominated musical scores and songs.  Events at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills will focus on the films nominated for Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and the Short Film categories.The Oscar Week schedule is as follows:Animated and Live Action ShortsTuesday,...
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences celebrates animator Richard Williams with the first public screening of the original version of his film “The Thief and the Cobbler” on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Williams, who worked on the now legendary feature for  25 years, will be on hand to introduce the newly reconstructed original workprint from 1992.The film will be accompanied by Williams’s 1972 Oscar®-winning animated short “A Christmas Carol,” which he adapted from the 1843 novella by Charles Dickens. In...
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences celebrates a creative turning point in cinema history with a screening of shorts and feature excerpts from 1913 in “A Century Ago: The Films of 1913” on Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.The films will be presented on a 1909 hand-cranked Power’s Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine, with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. Selections include “Suspense,” directed by Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley; “Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life,” featuring Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett; and “The...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore cinema’s roots in stage magic and sleight of hand and show how visual deception drove the development of movie special effects, on Wednesday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. “Like Magic” will examine how some of the techniques used in the earliest “trick films,” such as forced perspective, cuts, dissolves and multiple exposures are still used by filmmakers in the digital age. Hosted by sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay, special effects supervisor Shane Mahan, and stage and screen illusion...
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 The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will present a special screening of the documentary “John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums,” on Friday, November 22, the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. Oscar®-winning writer Aaron Sorkin will introduce the commemorative screening, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.Written, directed and scored by Bruce Herschensohn and narrated by Gregory Peck, the documentary examines Kennedy’s legacy and spotlights many significant events from his presidency,...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Bpeace, the Business Council for Peace, will co-present a special screening of the 2013 documentary “Finding Hillywood,” which examines the budding film industry in Rwanda, on Monday, October 21, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City.  The screening will be followed by an onstage discussion with Leah Warshawski, who directed and produced the film with Christopher Towey, and Wynn Thomas, a production designer (“Inside Man,” “A Beautiful Mind”) who was a member of the Academy’s International Outreach delegation to Rwanda and...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the classic Western “Shane” with a screening of a new digital restoration from Paramount Pictures on Monday, September 16, at the Academy Theater in New York City, with a special video message by director Woody Allen; and on Monday, October 7, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, with an in-person introduction by director James Mangold.For New York, click hereFor Los Angeles, click hereContact InformationEmily Benedictebenedict@oscars.org 
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “This Amazing Medium,” an animation master class and retrospective tour with Oscar®-winning animator Richard Williams, on Friday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Presented as part of the Academy’s Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, the evening will feature film clips from Disney and Warner Bros. animation classics as well as from Williams’s own work. The event also marks the opening of the new exhibition “Richard Williams: Master of Animation” in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery....
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a special screening of the 1967 Foreign Language Film Oscar® winner “Closely Watched Trains” on Monday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening, which will be hosted by Oscar-nominated writer-director Philip Kaufman (“The Unbearable Lightness of Being”), includes a rare onstage discussion with the film’s director, Jiří Menzel.Click here for more information.Contact InformationDaniel Gomezdgomez@oscars.org 
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