â€œOscarâ€™s Docsâ€ Focuses on Peace,Native Americans and the Arms Race
Beverly Hills, CA (RUSHPRNEWS) October 30,2007â€” The OscarÂ®-winning documentaries â€œWitness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements,â€ â€œBroken Rainbowâ€ and â€œWomen â€“ for America, for the Worldâ€ will screen on Monday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesâ€™ Linwood Dunn Theater as the next installment of â€œOscarâ€™s Docs, Part Three: Academy AwardÂ®-Winning Documentaries 1977â€“1988.â€
The event will feature onstage post-screening discussions with five members of the filmmaking teams. In the 1985 Documentary Short Subject winner, â€œWitness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements,â€ the one-time decorated Vietnam War pilot gives up his military career to devote himself to healing and non-violent solutions in war-torn El Salvador. Director Deborah Shaffer and Clements will participate in a post-screening discussion.
Producers Maria Florio and Victoria Mudd will be on hand to discuss â€œBroken Rainbow,â€ the 1985 Documentary Feature winner, which presents a scathing indictment of the treatment of Native Americans during the 1970s and early 1980s.
The 1986 Documentary Short Subject winner, â€œWomen â€“ for America, for the World,â€ features 22 prominent American women sharing their practical, compassionate views on the need to end the arms race and reassess national priorities. Producer Vivienne Verdon-Roe will participate in a post-screening discussion about the film.
â€œOscarâ€™s Docsâ€ is a comprehensive screening series of every short subject and feature to win the Academy Award for documentary filmmaking since the category was established in 1941.
The retrospective will present the best available prints, often featuring newly struck or restored editions from the documentary collection of the Academy Film Archive. The series will continue each Monday evening through November 19 and will be complemented on many nights by onstage discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).
Tickets to â€œOscarâ€™s Docsâ€ are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.oscars.org, by mail, or at the Academy box office during regular business hours. Doors open at 6:30 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/events or call (310) 247-3600.
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