Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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At the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills

A Centennial Tribute to Johnny Mercer – SOLD OUT (see standby info below)
Thursday, November 5 – The Academy will celebrate the musical legacy of songwriter Johnny Mercer with a gala centennial tribute featuring film clips of many of his timeless classics. Performances by program host Michael Feinstein and Monica Mancini (daughter of Henry Mancini) will bring some of Mercer’s most beloved songs to life on the Academy’s stage. The program will also feature three-time Oscar®-winning songwriter-composer Alan Bergman, Oscar-nominated songwriter Arthur Hamilton, actress Rose Marie, and Mancini’s widow, Ginny. Doors 7 p.m. Program 8 p.m.

At the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood

2009–2010 Contemporary Documentaries Series
TONIGHT – Wednesday, November 4 – The Academy’s free 2009-2010 Contemporary Documentary series continues with a screening of “David McCullough: Painting with Words” and “GLASS: a portrait of Philip in twelve parts.” The series features important 2008 feature-length and short documentaries. “David McCullough” director Mark Herzog will be present for a Q & A. Doors 6:00 p.m. Program 7:00 p.m.

Oscar’s Docs, Part Five
Monday, November 9 – This comprehensive screening series of every short subject and feature to win the Oscar® for documentary filmmaking continues with a screening of “Thoth” (2001), about an iconoclastic performer who presents original one-man operas accompanied by a violin in New York’s Central Park, and “Murder on a Sunday Morning” (2001), the story of a teenager accused of murder whose lawyer reopens the the investigation to find crucial evidence to support his client’s innocence. “Thoth” producer Lynn Appelle will be present for a panel discussion. Monday evenings, October 19 to November 23. Program 7:30 p.m. Doors 6:30 p.m.

In the Academy Galleries in Beverly Hills

Art of the Movie Poster: Illustrated One-Sheets and Design Concepts from the Paul Crifo Archive
Open now through December 13 – “Art of the Movie Poster” spotlights posters and the preliminary design artwork from such films as “Paths of Glory,” “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” “The Producers,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “A Separate Peace” and “Mahogany.” The exhibition explores the decades between the 1950s and ‘80s, and showcases the creative process by which a finished movie poster was achieved. Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Weekends noon–6 p.m. Admission is free.

Irving Thalberg: Creating the Hollywood Studio System, 1920–1936
Open now through December 13 – The Academy recognizes legendary film production executive Irving Thalberg (1899-1936) with a major gallery exhibition featuring unpublished photographs, documents, poster art, props and costumes from motion pictures overseen by Hollywood’s original “Boy Wonder,” including “Ben Hur,” “Grand Hotel” and “Marie Antoinette.” The installation explores Thalberg’s role in the creation of the Hollywood studio system during the 1920s and ‘30s. Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Weekends noon–6 p.m. Admission is free.

Sold Out Events

Standby Tickets
For sold out events, a standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned at approximately 5:30 p.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins. Ticketholders should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure a seat in the theater.

Venues

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street 
Hollywood, CA 90028

Academy Galleries
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
1st and 4th Floors
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

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