“Heaven Can Wait” Comes Down to

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“Heaven Can Wait” Comes Down to Earth for “Great To Be Nominated”

Beverly Hills, CA(rushprnews) April 20, 2007- — The 1978 Best Picture nominee “Heaven Can Wait” will be screened as the next feature of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series. The supernatural comedy by star, writer, director and producer Warren Beatty will screen on Monday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Actress Dyan Cannon, executive producer Hawk Koch, editor Robert C. Jones and camera operator Nick McLean will participate in a post-screening discussion.

In “Heaven Can Wait,” Beatty stars as a professional football quarterback who is taken to heaven too early and returns to earth in the body of a recently deceased millionaire. The film took home an Oscar® for Art Direction (Paul Sylbert, Edwin O’Donovan; Set Decoration: George Gaines); it also received eight other nominations, for Actor in a Leading Role (Warren Beatty), Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Warden), Actress in a Supporting Role (Dyan Cannon), Cinematography (William A. Fraker), Directing (Beatty, Buck Henry), Music – Original score (Dave Grusin), Best Picture (Beatty, producer) and Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (Elaine May, Beatty).

The Oscar-nominated animated short “Oh My Darling” and the Oscar-nominated live-action short “Teenage Father” will be screened prior to the feature.

Passes for the remaining screenings in part four of “Great To Be Nominated” 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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