â€œOscarâ€™s Docsâ€ Visits Films of 1980
Beverly Hills, CA(RUSHPRNEWS) September 24, 2007 â€” The OscarÂ®-winning documentaries â€œKarl Hess: Toward Libertyâ€ and â€œFrom Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in Chinaâ€ will screen on Monday, October 1, 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€Â The 10-week series showcases the short and feature-length documentaries honored each year by the Academy.
Producers Roland Halle and Peter Ladue will be on hand to discuss their 1980 short subject documentary winner â€œKarl Hess: Toward Liberty,â€ which captures the writer and philosopherâ€™s unique sense of humor as it documents his examination of social issues from an unusual perspective.
Producer Murray Lerner will discuss â€œFrom Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China,â€ his 1980 feature-length documentary winner.Â In the film, Stern accepts the Chinese governmentâ€™s invitation to attend a rehearsal and give one recital, but ends up playing a formal concert, touring two cities, and teaching many master classes.
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.Â The series will continue each Monday evening through November 19 and will be complemented on many nights with 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.Â 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.Â Tickets and passes are available for purchase online at www.oscars.org, by mail, or at the Academy box office during regular business hours.Â Doors open at 6:30 p.m.Â All seating is unreserved.
The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood.Â Free parking is available through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain Avenue).Â For additional information, visit www.oscars.org/events or call (310) 247-3600.
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