Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Books “A Passage to India”

Passage to India “Great To Be Nominated” Books “A Passage to India”

Beverly Hills, CA (rushprnews) June 13, 2007 — David Lean’s final film as a director, the 1984 Best Picture nominee “A Passage to India,” will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series.

The film, in which the life of an Indian doctor is turned upside down by a rape allegation, will screen on Monday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

“A Passage to India” earned a total of 11 Academy Award® nominations. It won the Oscars® for Actress in a Supporting Role (Peggy Ashcroft) and Music – Original Score (Maurice Jarre). The film also received nominations for Best Picture (John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin, producers), Actress in a Leading Role (Judy Davis), Art Direction (John Box, Leslie Tomkins, Set Decoration: Hugh Scaife), Cinematography (Ernest Day), Costume Design (Judy Moorcroft), Directing (David Lean), Film Editing (Lean), Sound (Graham V. Hartstone, Nicolas Le Messurier, Michael A. Carter, John Mitchell), and Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (Lean).

Prior to the feature, the 1983 Oscar-nominated live action short “Overnight Sensation” will be screened, and the film’s director, Jon Bloom, will participate in a panel discussion.

Passes for the remaining screenings in part four of “Great To Be Nominated” are $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. A $5 discount is available for those who wish to renew their passes from parts one, two or three of the series. Individual tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Passes and tickets may be purchased by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets also may be purchased online at There are no minimum order requirements and no transaction or processing fees. Tickets may be purchased online until noon PST on the day of the event.

Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.
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CONTACT: Tarrah Lee Curtis – (310) 247-3090


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