Beverly Hills, CA (RPRN) 04/07/09â€” â€œDarfur Nowâ€ and â€œThe Devil Came on Horsebackâ€ will screen as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesâ€™ 27th annual â€œContemporary Documentariesâ€ series on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission is free.
Offering hope in one of humanityâ€™s darkest hours, â€œDarfur Nowâ€ calls for people everywhere to take action against the catastrophe unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. Director Theodore Braun and producer Cathy Schulman will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening.
Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, â€œThe Devil Came on Horsebackâ€ exposes the tragedy in Darfur through the eyes of an American witness who has since returned to the United States to try to stop it.
The 27th annual Contemporary Documentaries series continues through June 3, showcasing feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2007 Academy AwardÂ® nominations, including the winners, as well as other important and innovative films considered by the Academy that year.
All films will screen at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academyâ€™s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 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.
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“Darfur Now- Hejewa Adam, a Sudanese mother and rebel who lost her village to Janjaweed militias, is interviewed in â€œDarfur Now.â€ (Photo credit: Lynsey Addario/Warner Independent)