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Academy’s Contemporary Documentaries Series Returns with “The Cove”

August 30, 2010

Academy’s Contemporary Documentaries Series Returns with “The Cove”

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– The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off its 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” screening series with last year’s Oscar®-winning feature “The Cove” and Oscar-nominated short “China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province” on Wednesday, September 22, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

“China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province” examines the devastating aftermath of the 2008 earthquake that killed nearly 70,000 people, including many children crushed by school buildings. The film follows parents coming to terms with their loss and challenging government officials to explain the inadequate construction. “China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province” was directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, both of whom also produced the film with Peter Kwong, Michelle Mi and Ming Xia.

With the help of a team of divers, activists, filmmakers and special effects experts, “The Cove” exposes the horrific truth about what is happening to the dolphins in a lagoon near the Japanese village of Taiji. The film was directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Fisher Stevens and Paula DuPré Pesmen. Mark Monroe, the film’s writer, will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening.

 

The 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series is a showcase for feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2009 Academy Award® nominations, including the winners, as well as other important and innovative films considered by the Academy that year.

 

Part One of this two-part series runs through November 2010. The screening schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, September 22

“China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province”
Directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
Produced by Alpert, Peter Kwong, Michelle Mi, O’Neill, Ming Xia
Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject

“The Cove”
Directed by Louie Psihoyos
Produced by Fisher Stevens, Paula DuPré Pesmen
Academy Award winner: Documentary Feature

Wednesday, October 6

“Valentino The Last Emperor”
Directed by Matt Tyrnauer
Produced by Tyrnauer, Matt Kapp

“The September Issue”
Directed by R.J. Cutler
Produced by Cutler, Eliza Hindmarch, Sadia Shepard

Wednesday, October 13

“Garbage Dreams”
Directed and produced by Mai Iskander

“Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders”
Directed by Mark N. Hopkins

Academy’s Contemporary Documentaries Series Returns with “The Cove”
The Cove, poster

Produced by Hopkins, Naisola Grimwood, Daniel Holton-Roth

Wednesday, October 20

“The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”
Directed by Daniel Junge
Produced by Henry Ansbacher, Davis Coombe
Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject

“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”
Directed and produced by Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith
Academy Award nominee: Documentary Feature

Wednesday, November 3

“Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak”
Directed by Lance Bangs, Spike Jonze
Produced by Perry Moore, Hunter Hill, Allison Sarofim, Vincent Landay

“The Beaches of Agnès”
Directed and produced by Agnès Varda

Wednesday, November 17

“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant”
Directed and produced by Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject

“Capitalism: A Love Story”
Directed by Michael Moore
Produced by Michael Moore, Anne Moore

All films will screen at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. All seating is unreserved. The filmmakers will be present at screenings whenever possible.

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.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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