â€œGreat To Be Nominatedâ€ Engages in â€œDangerous Liaisonsâ€
Beverly Hills, CA(rushprnews) July 16, 2007 â€” The 1988 Best Picture nominee â€œDangerous Liaisonsâ€ will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesâ€™ â€œGreat To Be Nominatedâ€ series.
The story of love, seduction and betrayal among the aristocracy in 18th century France will screen on Monday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academyâ€™s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Actress Swoosie Kurtz (â€œMadame de Volangesâ€) and producer Hank Moonjean will participate in an onstage discussion following the screening.
â€œDangerous Liaisonsâ€ received a total of seven Academy AwardÂ® nominations and took home the OscarsÂ® for Art Direction (Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Gerard James), Costume Design (James Acheson) and Writing â€“ Screenplay based on material from another medium (Christopher Hampton). The film was also nominated for Best Picture (Norma Heyman and Moonjean, producers), Actress in a Leading Role (Glenn Close), Actress in a Supporting Role (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Music â€“ Original Score (George Fenton).
The OscarÂ®-winning live action short â€œThe Appointments of Dennis Jennings,â€ featuring Steven Wright, Rowan Atkinson and Laurie Metcalf, and the Academy Award-nominated animated short â€œThe Cat Came Backâ€ will be screened prior to the feature.
Individual tickets for the remaining screenings in part four of â€œGreat To Be Nominatedâ€ are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets also may be purchased online at www.oscars.org/events. There are no minimum order requirements and no transaction or processing fees. Tickets may be purchased online until noon PDT on the day of the event.
Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.