Academy Orchestrates“Amadeus” Screening in NYC

F. Murray Abraham in Academy Orchestrates“Amadeus” Screening in NYC

New York, NY (rushprnews) July 6, 2007-Actors F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce and Christine Ebersole and will join director Milos Forman and production designer Patrizia Von Brandenstein in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar®” (MNWO) screening of “Amadeus,” on Monday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City.

 The program will feature a post-screening onstage discussion with the cast and crew members in attendance.

Shot on location in Prague, “Amadeus” is loosely based on the relationship between 18th century composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Adapted from the Tony Award®-winning stage play, the drama celebrates Mozart’s music and explores such themes as envy, the nature of genius, and man’s connection with God.

Winning the 1984 Best Picture Oscar (Saul Zaentz, producer), “Amadeus” earned an additional seven Academy Awards®: Actor in a Leading Role (Abraham), Art Direction (Von Brandenstein; Set Decoration: Karel Cerny), Costume Design (Theodor Pistek), Directing (Forman), Makeup (Paul LeBlanc, Dick Smith), Sound (Mark Berger, Tom Scott, Todd Boekelheide, Chris Newman) and Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (Peter Shaffer).

The film also received nominations for Actor in a Leading Role (Hulce), Cinematography (Miroslav Ondricek) and Film Editing (Nena Danevic, Michael Chandler).

MNWO is a monthly series showcasing high-quality prints of films that have been nominated for or won Academy Awards. This screening will feature a newly struck print from the Academy Film Archive.

The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York City. Tickets for the screening 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 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.
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