â€œOscarâ€™s Docsâ€ Travels Back to 1984
-Director Rob Epstein to Participate in Post-Film Discussion-
Beverly Hills, CA (RUSHPRNEWS) October 22, 2007-â€” The OscarÂ®-winning documentaries â€œThe Stone Carversâ€ and â€œThe Times of Harvey Milkâ€ will screen on Monday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in 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 1984 Documentary Short Subject winner, â€œThe Stone Carvers,â€ spotlights a tight-knit group of Italian-American artisans who have for years been working on the Washington Cathedral.
Director Rob Epstein will be on hand to discuss â€œThe Times of Harvey Milk,â€ the 1984 Documentary Feature winner. The film revisits the tumultuous story of Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office in California, from his grassroots political campaign and election to his shocking murder and its aftermath. This screening will feature a restored print by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
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 by onstage 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. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.oscars.org, by mail, or at the Academy box office during regular business hours. 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/events or call (310) 247-3600.
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