â€œAll That Jazzâ€ Is â€œGreat To Be Nominatedâ€
Beverly Hills, CA(rushprnews) April 30, 2007 â€” The 1979 Best Picture nominee â€œAll That Jazzâ€ will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciencesâ€™ â€œGreat To Be Nominatedâ€ series.
The Bob Fosse film, based on Fosseâ€™s own life as a womanizing, drug-using choreographer, will screen on Monday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academyâ€™s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Several members of the cast and crew, including actors Deborah Geffner, John Lithgow and Kathryn Doby; film editor Alan Heim; associate producer and assistant director Wolfgang Glattes; executive producer Daniel Melnick; production sound mixer Chris Newman; production designer Philip Rosenberg; cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno; and music editor Michael Tronick will participate in a post-screening discussion.
In â€œAll That Jazz,â€ Roy Scheider stars as Joe Gideon, a workaholic choreographer and director, based on Fosse himself, whose lifestyle catches up with him. The film took home the OscarsÂ® for Art Direction (Philip Rosenberg, Tony Walton; Set Decoration: Edward Stewart, Gary Brink); Costume Design (Albert Wolsky); Film Editing (Alan Heim); and Music â€“ Adaptation Score (Ralph Burns). It also received nominations for Best Picture (Robert Alan Aurthur, producer); Actor in a Leading Role (Roy Scheider); Cinematography (Giuseppe Rotunno); Directing (Bob Fosse); and Writing â€“ Screenplay written directly for the screen (Arthur, Fosse).
The OscarÂ®-nominated animated short â€œDream Dollâ€ and the Oscar-nominated live action short â€œThe Solar Filmâ€ will be screened prior to the feature.
Passes for the remaining screenings in part four of â€œGreat To Be Nominatedâ€ 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. 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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