â€œOscarâ€™s Docsâ€ to Showcase Films of 1978 and 1979
Beverly Hills, CA(RUSHPRNEWS) September 19, 2007 â€” The OscarÂ®-winning documentaries â€œThe Flight of the Gossamer Condor,â€ â€œPaul Robeson: Tribute to an Artistâ€ and â€œBest Boyâ€ will screen on Monday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesâ€™ Linwood Dunn Theater as the next installment of â€œOscarâ€™s Docs, Part Three: Academy AwardÂ®-Winning Documentaries 1977â€“1988.â€ The 10-week series showcases the short and feature-length documentaries honored each year by the Academy.
The 1978 short subject documentary winner â€œThe Flight of the Gossamer Condorâ€ tells the story of how Paul MacCready (who died earlier this summer) and his historic invention achieved the first successful human-powered flight. Producer Ben Shedd will participate in a post-screening discussion.
The 1979 short subject documentary winner â€œPaul Robeson: Tribute to an Artistâ€ introduces audiences to the concert artist, Shakespearean actor, athlete, scholar, linguist, and champion of human rights.
â€œBest Boy,â€ the 1979 feature-length documentary winner, examines Pearl and Max Wohlâ€™s life in Queens, New York, with Philly, their cheerful, engaging and mentally-challenged son; they must figure out whatâ€™s to happen to Philly when they can no longer care for him. Producer Ira Wohl will participate in a post-screening discussion.
â€œOscarâ€™s Docsâ€ is a comprehensive screening series of every short subject and feature to win the Academy Award for documentary filmmaking since the category was established in 1941.
The retrospective will present the best available prints, often featuring newly struck or restored editions from the documentary collection of the Academy Film Archive. The series will continue each Monday evening through November 19 and will be complemented on many nights with on stage discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).
Tickets to â€œOscarâ€™s Docsâ€ are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. A limited number of series passes are available for $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets and passes are available for purchase by mail at the Academy box office during regular business hours, or online at www.oscars.org. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.
The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Free parking is available through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain Avenue). For additional information, visit www.oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.
Editors: Please note that downloadable images are available at http://photos.oscars.org.
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