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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 19, 2006
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel: (323) 461-2020, ext. 115
THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE CELEBRATES
THE OSCARS WITH FOUR EVENTS
AT THE AERO & EGYPTIAN THEATRES
KPCC Film Week Radios Oscar Preview Taped In Front of a Live Audience
Sunday, February 18
Screening of George Cukors A STAR IS BORN
Friday, February 23
"Invisible Art, Visible Artists" Seminar
Presented by the American Cinema Editors (ACE)
Saturday, February 24
Art Directors Seminar
Presented by Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America
Saturday, February 24
HOLLYWOOD The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatres presents Award Season Seminars in February. On Sunday, February 18th at 1:30 PM is a live taping of KPCCs Film Week as FilmWeek Oscar preview with host Larry Mantle and local film critics who will preview their icks for this years Academy Awards contenders. On Friday, February 23rd at 7:30 PM is a special screening of George Cukors ultimate tale of an actors rise to fame, A STAR IS BORN (1954, Warner Bros., 170 min.) starring Judy Garland and James Mason. On Saturday, February 24th at 10:00 AM is the "Invisible Art, Visible Artists" Seminar presented by the American Cinema Editors. Discover how they went from dailies to Oscar-nominated films at this open discussion with all of this years Oscar-nominated editors. Free Admission for this event. On Saturday, February 24th at 2:30 PM is a seminar with the nominated Art Directors and Set Decorators presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America. 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. Free Admission for this event. Screenings and seminars are at the Lloyd E. Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood. Tickets for the KPCC Film Week and A STAR IS BORN available through www.fandango.com. No online ticketing for the free events on Saturday, February 24th. Tickets are first come, first served on the day of the event only, at the box office. Guests subject to availability.
KPCC RADIO REMOTE
Sunday, February 18, 2007: Egyptian Theatre
The Sunday, February 18th program is a 1:30 PM 3:00 PM live taping of FilmWeek, FM 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio with host Larry Mantle taped in front of a live audience. FilmWeek, 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, Ella Taylor, LA Weekly and Lael Loewenstein of Variety. Hear the critics weigh in on their picks in the major Oscar catagories. Free to American Cinematheque Members. Show your card at the box office to obtain a ticket. Free tickets are not available online.
SCREENING OF A STAR IS BORN
Friday, February 23, 2007: Egyptian Theatre
The Friday, February 23rd program is a 7:30 PM screening of A STAR IS BORN, (1954, Warner Bros., 170 min.). Alcoholic failing star Norman Maine (James Mason) discovers and marries rising matinee idol songbird Esther Blodgett (Judy Garland), in director George Cukors emotionally incandescent remake of William Wellmans 1937 version. Fueled by Garlands terrifying vulnerability, Cukors flawless direction, a superb script by Moss Hart and production designer Gene Allens (MY FAIR LADY) brilliant evocation of Hollywood wealth and power, A STAR IS BORN (shown here in the restored, 170 min. version) is an amazing synthesis of on-screen drama, music and behind-the-scenes myth. Oscar nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role James Mason; Best Actress in a Leading Role Judy Garland; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Malcolm C. Bert, Gene Allen, Irene Sharaff and George James Hopkins; Best Costume Design, Color Jean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg, Irene Sharaff; Best Music, Original Song Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin "The Man that Got Away;" Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Ray Heindorf.
"INVISIBLE ART, VISIBLE ARTISTS" Seminar & Art Directors Seminar
Saturday, February 24, 2007: Aero Theatre
The Saturday, February 24th program is a free 10:00 AM seminar, "INVISIBLE ART, VISIBLE ARTISTS" Seminar. Presented by American Cinema Editors (A.C.E. http://www.ace-filmeditors.org/). You saw their names in the opening credits. Then you saw their names in Variety. Now discover how they went from dailies to Oscar-nominated films. An open discussion with all of this year's Oscar-nominated film editors. Free Admission. Tickets available on day of seminar only at box office. No online ticketing. Doors open at 9:00 AM.Art Director & Set Decorators Guild Oscar Seminar
Following at 2:30 PM is a free seminar with all of the Oscar nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators. Presented by Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America. This panel discussion with Academy Award nominated Production Designers and Set Decorators will be conducted by Art Directors Guild President Thomas A. Walsh. Excerpts from the five films nominated by the Academy will be screened. Free Admission. Tickets available on day of seminar only at box office. No online ticketing.BLACK AND WHITE & COLOR FILM STILLS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
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General Admission is $10; $7 Cinematheque; $9 Seniors (65+ years) and students with valid ID card. 24-Hour information: 323.466.FILM
THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
About the American Cinematheque
American Cinematheque, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
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