Monday, May 2, 2011

Academy Events - May

Events & Exhibitions

Top cinematographers discuss the challenges and opportunities brought by revolutionary developments in digital technology.

Evolution or Revolution? Production Design in the 21st Century
Mondays, 7 to 10 p.m.: May 2, May 9, May 16 at the Linwood Dunn Theater
Top production designers and set decorators present an Academy seminar series, with film clips and Q&A with the audience.

An Academy Tribute to Sophia Loren
Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
The Academy celebrates the film career of Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren with a gala evening featuring an onstage conversation with the legendary star. SOLD OUT.

2010-2011 Contemporary Documentaries Series
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through June 1 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
The Academy's free series featuring 2009 documentaries continues with "Soundtrack for a Revolution," "Every Little Step," "Sergio," "Burma VJ" and more.

"The Garden of the Finzi-Continis"
Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Producer Arthur Cohn will be the special guest at a 40th-anniversary screening of the 1971 Academy Award-winning Foreign Language Film from Italy.

38th Annual Student Academy Awards
Saturday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
This popular annual event honors outstanding college filmmakers. Past winners have gone on to earn 43 Oscar nominations, individually or collaboratively, and have won or shared eight Academy Awards. Free admission – get tickets in advance.

Summer of SIlents: Photoplay Award Winners of the Silent Era
Mondays, June 13 to August 8 at 7 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
This summer screening series presents 1920s films which received the Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor, a fan-voted award that predated the establishment of the Academy Awards. Comedy shorts and rare fragments at 7 p.m.; feature presentation at 7:30.ore

Monday Nights with Oscar: "The Bicycle Thief"
Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International, New York City
Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese introduces a screening of the landmark Italian neorealist film directed by Vittorio De Sica.


Cuban Film Posters: From Havana to the World
May 13 through August 28 in the Academy's Grand Lobby Gallery
An exhibition of 125 unique movie posters created by Cuban poster artists for international and Cuban films.

Watching Abstraction
in Hollywood: The Work of
Pat O'Neill
April 21 – May 22 in the lobby of the Linwood Dunn Theater
A display of experimental filmmaker Pat O'Neill's work, including artwork related to his films and excerpts from some of his film shorts.

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

New York
Tickets and passes for Academy events in New York may be purchased online, by mail (PDF format), or in person at the door on the day of the event (subject to availability).
The Academy Theater at Lighthouse International is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York. For additional information, call (212) 821-9251 or visit

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