Apr 182017
 

The Academy Hosts Public Screenings

The Academy to Screen

“Interstellar” in 70mm
With Christopher Nolan

Public Screenings in Conjunction with 2017 Film Librarians Conference and International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced special public programing, from April 26-May 1, in conjunction with the 2017 Film Librarians Conference – Documenting Cinema: Film Librarianship in the 21st Century and the 2017 FIAF Conference. Screenings will include a preview of a the new documentary “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story,” “Party Girl” in 35mm, a Spanish-language double feature, and “Interstellar” in 70mm with three-time Oscar® nominee Christopher Nolan.

Screening information as follows:

2017 Film Librarians Conference – Documenting Cinema: Film Librarianship in the 21st Century

HAROLD & LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (2017)
Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater

The inspiring love story between storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film research librarian Lillian Michelson spanned more than 60 years, during which they contributed to some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling.

PARTY GIRL (1995)
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater
Presented in 35mm. With Director Daisy von Scherler Mayer and Actor Guillermo Díaz

Mary, a NYC club girl with a distinct sense of fashion, begins working at a library after she gets busted for illegally charging admission to one of her parties. Bored with her new job, she soon discovers the joys of mastering the Dewey Decimal system and begins to realize becoming a librarian is her life’s calling.

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) Congress

Hollywood Goes Latin: Spanish-Language Cinema in Los Angeles (Double Feature)

¡ASEGURE A SU MUJER! (INSURE YOUR WIFE!) (1935)
CASTILLOS EN EL AIRE (CASTLES IN THE AIR) (1938)
Sunday, April 30, 7:30pm at the Linwood Dunn Theater

In the early days of sound cinema, Hollywood made an attempt to reach the Spanish-language market by producing movies in Spanish. Many of these films have been lost, and those that remain are rarely seen or studied. These two films are an excellent introduction to this fascinating period of early sound production in Hollywood. Presented by The 2017 FIAF Congress, the Academy and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Both films are presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

INTERSTELLAR
Monday, May 1, 7:30pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Presented in 70mm with Director Christopher Nolan. In conjunction with The International Federation of Film Archives who has honored Nolan with their annual FIAF Award.

In the not-too-distant future when planet Earth has become nearly uninhabitable, a team of scientists must figure out a way to travel through space and time to alternate galaxies in order to save humanity. Nominated for five Oscars, and winning an Oscar for Visual Effects, “Interstellar” was directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Jonathan and Christopher Nolan.

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
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Jul 092016
 

The Academy

THE ACADEMY PRESENTS “ARCHIVAL REVIVAL – 25 YEARS OF THE ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE” SUMMER SCREENING SERIES

Special guests include Gus Van Sant, Edward James Olmos, Roger Corman and more

Screening series runs July 18–September 12

The Academy celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Academy Film Archive with the screening series “Archival Revival – 25 years of the Academy Film Archive,” curated from the extensive, diverse collection of motion pictures that the archive has restored and preserved. The series, which runs from July 18 through September 12, will showcase a broad range of titles – musicals, documentaries, silent films, Pre-Code comedies, experimental films and horror classics.

In 1991 the Academy’s Board of Governors made a commitment to create a world-class archive for the preservation, restoration, documentation and study of motion pictures. The Academy Film Archive currently holds more than 190,000 elements, including trailers, feature films, and the film collections of such artists as Alfred Hitchcock, Penelope Spheeris, James Wong Howe, Albert Maysles and Su Friedrich. It also holds the collections of such institutions and programs as the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and the Student Academy Awards®.

Take an inside look at the Academy Film Archive here and view its restoration work.

The Academy’s Archival Film Screenings In Los Angeles schedule is as follows:

WEST SIDE STORY (1961) – JULY 18 – 7:30 p.m.
at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
with actors George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn and Maria Jimenez Henley, and producer Walter Mirisch
Presented in 70mm. Film print struck from the original negative.

THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961) – JULY 26 – 7:30 p.m.
at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
with producer-director Roger Corman and producer Julie Corman
Debuting a new 35mm print made by the Academy Film Archive with support from Roger Corman, Julie Corman and Jon Davison.

THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ (1982) – AUGUST 1 – 7:30 p.m.
at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
with actor Edward James Olmos and director Robert M. Young, hosted by documentarian Lourdes Portillo

This restoration world premiere is presented as part of the Academy’s participation in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) – AUGUST 8 – 7:30 p.m.
at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
with Derek Hough, choreographer, two time Emmy winner and six-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion
Screening an original 35mm Technicolor print.

CONSTANCE TALMADGE RESTORED:
THE PERFECT WOMAN (1920) and GOOD NIGHT, PAUL (1918) – AUGUST 11 – 7:30 p.m.
at the Linwood Dunn Theater
with musical accompaniment by Joe Rinaudo
The Academy’s newly restored 1915 Fotoplayer is unveiled for its inaugural public performance.

THE FRONT PAGE (1931) and COCK OF THE AIR (1932) – AUGUST 15 – 7:30 p.m.
at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
THE FRONT PAGE is a restoration West Coast premiere of the rediscovered “American” release version, and COCK OF THE AIR is a restoration world premiere of the original uncensored “Pre-Code” release version.

PLASTIC REALITIES: FILMS BY SUZAN PITT AND PAT O’NEILL – AUGUST 25 – 7:30 p.m.
at the Linwood Dunn Theater
with filmmakers Suzan Pitt and Pat O’Neill

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (1991) – SEPTEMBER 12 – 7:30 p.m.
at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
with director Gus Van Sant
Screening of a new 35mm print.