Jane Fonda to Discuss “Coming Home” at NYC Academy Screening

Jane Fonda in Jane Fonda to Discuss “Coming Home” at NYC Academy Screening

New York, NY (RUSHPRNEWS) October 26,2007– Academy Award®-winning actress Jane Fonda and producer Jerome Hellman will be the special guests at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar®” screening of the 1978 film “Coming Home” on Monday, November 12, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City. Fonda and Hellman will participate in a post-screening onstage discussion about the film.

Nominated for eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, “Coming Home” won Oscars® for the performances of its two stars, Fonda and Jon Voight. It marked only the fourth time in over half a century that the lead actor and actress winners emerged from the same film. The film also won for Writing – Screenplay written directly for the screen (Story by Nancy Dowd; Screenplay by Waldo Salt, Robert C. Jones).

“Coming Home” takes a close look at a marine officer’s deployment to Vietnam, a wounded veteran’s readjustment to civilian life and a woman’s personal transformation from a dutiful military wife to a purpose-driven, independent and socially conscious individual.
Produced by Hellman and directed by Hal Ashby, the film incorporates some of the era’s most popular and defining songs, by such recording artists as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield and Janis Joplin.

The film’s Oscar nominations also include Actor in a Supporting Role (Bruce Dern), Actress in a Supporting Role (Penelope Milford), Directing (Ashby) and Film Editing (Don Zimmerman).
“Monday Nights with Oscar” is a monthly series showcasing high-quality prints of films that have been nominated for or won Academy Awards. For this screening, the Academy will present a new print from the Academy Film Archive.

Tickets for “Coming Home” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-888-778-7575. Depending on availability, tickets may be purchased in person on the night of the screening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.

The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York City.
Editors: Downloadable images are available at http://photos.oscars.org/
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