â€œGreat To Be Nominatedâ€Â Tackles Revolution and RomanceÂ in â€œRedsâ€
Beverly Hills, CA (rushprnews) May 14, 2007 â€” The 1981 Best Picture nominee â€œRedsâ€ will be screened as the next feature of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesâ€™ â€œGreat To Be Nominatedâ€ series. The film based on the life of Communist journalist and Russian Revolution historian John Reed will screen on Monday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academyâ€™s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Actor Nicolas Coster, film editor Dede Allen, and casting directors Nancy Foy and Jane Jenkins will participate in a post-screening discussion.
â€œRedsâ€ centers on the turbulent love affair between Reed and feminist Louise Bryant amid political unrest during the Russian Revolution. The film took home OscarsÂ® for Actress in a Supporting Role (Maureen Stapleton), Cinematography (Vittorio Storaro) and Directing (Warren Beatty). â€œRedsâ€ received nine additional nominations, for Best Picture (Beatty, producer), Actor in a Leading Role (Beatty), Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Nicholson), Actress in a Leading Role (Diane Keaton), Art Direction (Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: Michael Seirton), Costume Design (Shirley Russell), Film Editing (Dede Allen, Craig McKay), Sound (Dick Vorisek, Tom Fleischman, Simon Kaye), and Writing â€“ Screenplay written directly for the screen (Beatty, Trevor Griffiths).
The OscarÂ®-nominated animated short â€œThe Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguinâ€ will be screened prior to the feature.
Passes for the remaining screenings in part four of â€œGreat To Be Nominatedâ€ are $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. A $5 discount is available for those who wish to renew their passes from parts one, two or three of the series. Individual tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Passes and 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.
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.
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