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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 3, 2006
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel: (323) 461-2020, ext. 115

 

 

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS

OSCAR RELATED EVENTS AT THE

EGYPTIAN & AERO THEATRES

 

KPCC Film Event

89.3 FM Radio’s FilmWeek Oscar Preview – Live Taping

Sunday, February 19th at the Egyptian Theatre

 

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Friday, February 24th at the Aero Theatre

Thursday, March 2nd – Sunday, March 12th at the Egyptian Theatre

 

Special Screening of THE OSCAR (1966) – Not Available on Video

Friday, March 3rd at the Egyptian Theatre

 

"Invisible Art, Visible Artists" Seminar with 2006 Nominees In Person

Presented by American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.)

Saturday, March 4th at the Egyptian Theatre

 

2006 Oscar Nominated Art Directors and Set Decorators In Person

Presented by Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America

Saturday, March 4th at the Egyptian Theatre

 

HOLLYWOOD –The American Cinematheque has four Oscar related events planned leading up to the Academy Awards. Featuring opportunities to meet Oscar nominees in person. Screenings are at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood or at the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Ave.) in Santa Monica.

 

Sunday, February 19, 2006 | Egyptian Theatre

KPCC/ 89.3 FM Radio’s FilmWeek Oscar Preview:

The Sunday, February 19th program begins at 1:30 PM with KPCC/89.3 FM Radio’s Film Week Oscar Preview. This live event will be approximately 120 minutes and will include clips from the highlighted nominees and discussion with film critics. This FilmWeek ep[i, a special Academy Awards Preview with AirTalk and FilmWeek host Larry Mantle and local film critics including Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor; Jean Oppenheimer, New Times; Henry Sheehan of henrysheehan.com; Scott Foundas of the L.A. Weekly; Charles Solomon, animation critic for amazon.com; Andy Klein, CityBeat and ValleyBeat, and Lael Loewenstein of Variety. Free to American Cinematheque Members. Show your card at the box office to obtain a ticket. Free tickets are not available online. General Admission is $9.

 

Friday, February 24, 2006 | Aero Theatre

Thursday, March 2 – Sunday, March 12 | Egyptian Theatre

Oscar Documentary Shorts

Friday, February 24, 2006 | Aero Theatre:

The Friday, February 24th program at 7:30 PM is the Los Angeles Premiere of Oscar Documentary Shorts. Don't miss this rare chance to see a program of the documentary short films nominated for this year's Academy Awards BEFORE the winners are announced on March 5th! Always a magnificent look into the talent working in this often overlooked format. The films listed below will not necessarily screen in this order.

Steven Okazaki’s "The Mushroom Club" (35 min). In this examination of the terrible personal toll that followed the bombing of Hiroshima sixty years ago, ten people whose lives were marked by the explosion are profiled. Kimberlee Acquaro & Stacy Sherman’s "God Sleeps in Rwanda" (30 min). The genocide that devastated Rwanda in 1994 also left in its wake, a population that was suddenly seventy percent female. Five courageous women struggle to rebuild their lives in a society still reeling from its bloody recent history. Corinne Marrinan & Eric Simonson’s "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (40 min). This exploration of the lasting impact of radio broadcasting legend Norman Corwin’s work focuses on his landmark 1945 piece, "On a Note of Triumph," which aired on the evening of VE day. Dan Krauss’ The "Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club" (27 min). After shooting an award-winning photograph that captured the full horror of starvation in the Sudan, South African photojournalist Kevin Carter found himself tormented by doubts about the ethical implications of his work.

 

March 2 – March 12, 2006 | Egyptian Theatre:

A week-long engagment of Documentary Oscar Shorts at the Egyptian Theatre. The showtimes are as follows:

Saturday, March 4 – 7:30 PM (Rigler Theatre)

Thrusday, March 9 – 7:30 PM (Spielberg Theatre)

Friday, March 10 – 7:30 PM (Spielberg Theatre)

Saturday, March 11 – 7:30 PM (Spielberg Theatre)

 

*Please note the Spielberg Theatre is 78 seats.

For more information on "The Mushroom Club" please go to (www.farfilm.com) and for "God Sleeps in Rwanda" go to (www.godsleepsinrwanda.com). For more information on the other shorts, requesting images and screeners, please contact Carol Crowe of Apollo Cinema (carol@apollocinema.com) or 310/275-6000.

 

Friday, March 3, 2006 | Egyptian Theatre:

The Friday, March 3rd program begins at 7:30 PM with THE OSCAR (1966, Avco-Embassy & Stuart Lisell Films, 118 min.), directed by Russell Rouse. Hilariously overheated drama about the race for the Oscar statuette, a kind of masculine version of ALL ABOUT EVE, starring Stephen Boyd as a strip club barker-turned-Hollywood star, clawing and back-stabbing his way to Academy Awards night, while lover Elke Sommer and a wildly-miscast Tony Bennett (in his only starring role) stand by and suffer. A camp film lover’s delight. Look for Milton Berle in an excellent supporting role as Boyd’s agent, along with cameos from Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Edith Head, Hedda Hopper, Merle Oberon and Nancy Sinatra. Written by Harlan Ellison among others.

 

Saturday, March 4, 2006 | Egyptian Theatre:

The Saturday, March 4th program begins at 10:00 AM with the "Invisible Art, Visible Artists" Seminar. You saw their names in the opening credits. Then you saw their names in Variety. Now discover how these editors took these films from dailies to Oscar-nominees. An open discussion with all of this year's Oscar-nominated editors: Mike Hill and Dan Hanley (CINDERELLA MAN); Claire Simpson (THE CONSTANT GARDENER); Hughes Winborne (CRASH); Michael Kahn (MUNICH); and Michael McCusker (WALK THE LINE). Admission is free, first come, first served.

Following at 2:30 PM is the 2006 Oscar Nominated Art Directors and Set Decorators. The American Cinematheque in association with the Art Directors Guild and the Set Decorators Society of America present a panel discussion with Academy Award nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators. Art Directors Guild President Thomas A. Walsh will moderate the event that will include screening of excerpts from the five films nominated by the Academy. The nominees: Jim Bissell and Jan Pascale (GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK); Stuart Craig and Stephenie McMillan (HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE); Grant Major, Dan Hennah and Simon Bright (KING KONG); John Myhre and Gretchen Rau (MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA); and Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer (PRIDE & PREJUDICE). Admission is free, first come, first served.

 

>> BLACK AND WHITE/COLOR FILM STILLS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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WE DO NOT HAVE GUARANTEED PRESS PASSES TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ADVANCE PRESS SCREENINGS.

 

A complete calendar/flyer listing of our program is available on our website.

 

REQUESTS FOR PRESS TICKETS TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:

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General Admission is $9; $6 Cinematheque members; $7 Seniors (65+ years) and students with valid ID card. 24-Hour information: 323.466.FILM

 

Tickets available for both the Aero and Egyptian Theatres on www.fandango.com

 

THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

 

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