Academy Boogies to â€œSaturday Night Feverâ€ in NYC
New York, NY (rushprnews) August 1, 2007â€“ In a special 30th anniversary celebration, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesâ€™ â€œMonday Nights with OscarÂ®â€ (MNWO) will present a screening of â€œSaturday Night Feverâ€ on Monday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City.
The program will feature a post-screening onstage discussion with actresses Karen Lynn Gorney and Donna Pescow, costume designer Patrizia Von Brandenstein and casting director Shirley Rich.
Based on a magazine article by Nik Cohn and adapted for the screen by Norman Wexler, â€œSaturday Night Feverâ€ is a classic boy-meets-girl story. John Travolta, who earned an Academy AwardÂ® nomination for his performance, stars as Tony, a 19-year-old paint store worker from Brooklyn who is struggling to break out of his limited world. At night, Tony dons a white suit and becomes the king of the local disco dance floor, where he meets Stephanie (Gorney), a talented dancer who is also looking to overcome her working-class status.
The 1977 film features a soundtrack dominated by disco era hits by the Bee Gees, including â€œStaying Alive,â€ â€œNight Feverâ€ and â€œIf I Canâ€™t Have You,â€ and incorporates such themes as drugs, sex, unrequited love, homophobia and racial tension.
MNWO is a monthly series showcasing high-quality prints of films that have been nominated for or won Academy AwardsÂ®. This screening will feature a newly struck print from the Academy Film Archive, courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York City. Tickets for â€œSaturday Night Feverâ€ are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-888-778-7575. Depending on availability, tickets may be purchased on the night of the screening. Doors open at 7 p.m. All seating is unreserved.