Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture arts and Sciences Events

Academy Events Calendar - November2009
 

Events

Johnny Mercer

Performer Michael Feinstein hosts a gala tribute to prolific songwriter Johnny Mercer (“Moon River,” “That Old Black Magic” and “Hooray for Hollywood”) featuring film clips and live performances of classic Mercer songs. This event is sold out; check oscars.org for standby ticket details. > More

Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster“From Here to Eternity”
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater

This special screening of 1953’s Best Picture winner features the premiere of a new digital restoration by Sony Pictures and an onstage discussion with actor Ernest Borgnine. > More
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A Century Ago: The Films of 1909 – The Stars Are Born
Monday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater

Films made a hundred years ago will be presented on a 1909 hand-cranked Power’s Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. > More
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Mary PickfordA Century Ago: The First Films of Mary Pickford
Tuesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater

The Academy celebrates the filmmaking centennial of Mary Pickford with a selection of films from her first year, including “They Would Elope,” “The Trick That Failed,” “A Midnight Adventure” and others. > More
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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.“The Prisoner of Zenda”
Wednesday, December 9 at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater

In commemoration of what would have been Douglas Fairbanks Jr.’s 100th birthday, Oscar-winning visual effects artist Craig Barron leads an examination of the innovative photographic and sound effects used in creating 1937’s “The Prisoner of Zenda.” > More
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ThothOscar’s Docs, Part Five
Mondays at 7:30 p.m., October 19–November 23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater

The Oscar’s Docs series features Academy Award-winning short subject and feature-length documentaries from the awards years 1998–2003, including “Thoth,” “Twin Towers,” “Bowling for Columbine,” “The Fog of War” and more.  Many screenings include panel discussions with the filmmakers. > More
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Man on Wire2009–2010 Contemporary Documentaries Series
Wednesdays at 7 p.m., September 30–December 9

The latest installment of the free Contemporary Documentary series showcases 2008 feature-length and short documentaries.  In November: “David McCullough: Painting with Words,” “Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts,” “Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh” and “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” > More

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen“Manhattan” (New York)
November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International

To mark the 30th anniversary of Woody Allen’s “Manhattan,” the Academy presents a newly struck print from the Academy Film Archive.
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Alec RamsayBehind the Motion Picture Canvas (Bay Area)
November 6 and 8 at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

The Academy and the California Film Institute present two evenings on film formats and the filmmaking process, including an illustrated lecture and screenings of “The Black Stallion” and “Manhattan.” > More

A Century Ago: The Films of 1909 – The Stars Are Born (Bay Area)
Sunday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

Films made a hundred years ago will be presented with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. > More

  

Exhibitions

007Art of the Movie Poster: Illustrated One-Sheets and Design Concepts from the Paul Crifo Archive
Open through December 13 in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery

An exhibition showcasing 1950s–‘80s movie posters and the creative process of designing them, featuring multiple poster concepts created for “Dr. No,” “The Great Escape,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Mahogany” and many other films. > More

 
Irving ThalbergIrving Thalberg: Creating the Hollywood Studio System, 1920–36
Open through December 13 in the Academy’s Fourth Floor Gallery

An exhibition on the career of Hollywood’s original “Boy Wonder,” legendary production executive Irving Thalberg, with photographs, documents, costumes and props from 1920s–‘30s movies. > More

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Ticket Information

Los Angeles
Tickets and passes for Academy events in Los Angeles may be purchased online, by mail (PDF format), or in person at the Academy box office.

The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Academy is closed most major holidays. For additional information on Academy programs in Los Angeles, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

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