Academy Brings Exciting New Films to Los Angeles

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At the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills

Out of This World: The Science of Space Movies

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Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark SideMonday, August 9 – “Crossfire” (86 mins).

Richard Brooks’ novel “The Brick Foxhole” became a powerful thriller about murder among World War II veterans, directed by Edward Dmytryk from a screenplay by John Paxton. Introduced by Brian Helgeland (“LA Confidential,” “Mystic River”). Preceded by “Mother Hubba Hubba Hubbard,” a Columbia cartoon, and the “Valley of Death” episode from the 1941 serial “Adventures of Captain Marvel.” Doors open 6:30 p.m. Pre-show begins at 7 p.m. Feature begins at 7:30 p.m.

At the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood

“Woman in the Moon” (1929)Friday, August 6 – A special screening of Fritz Lang’s silent epic “Woman in the Moon,” which has been cited as one of the most influential science fiction films of its time. Hosted by Adam Weiner and presented as part of the Academy’s three-night program “Out of This World: The Science of Space Movies.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Screening begins at 7 p.m.

In the Academy Galleries in Beverly Hills

Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life From A to Z-Z-Z-ZNow open through August 22 – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote and many other iconic characters created or developed by OscarA-winning animator and humorist Chuck Jones (1912-2002) are showcased in the Academy’s summer exhibition. More than 150 drawings, storyboards, cels and dialogue sheets from Jones’s animated short films, features and television specials are featured, including, “Duck Amuck,” and “What’s Opera, Doc?” Open through August 22 in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekends noon-6 p.m. Admission is free.

The Fantastical Worlds of Ray Harryhausen

Now open through August 22 – The legendary career of stop-motion and visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen are showcased in the Academy’s installation “The Fantastical Worlds of Ray Harryhausen.” The exhibition features original models, drawings, storyboards and behind-the-scenes photographs demonstrating the ingenious filmmaking process used by Harryhausen to create many of his iconic films including “It Came from beneath the Sea” (1955) and “Jason and the Argonauts” (1963). Open through August 22 in the Academy’s Fourth Floor Gallery. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekends noon-6 p.m. Admission is free.

Venues

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Linwood Dunn Theater

1313 Vine Street

Hollywood, CA 90028

Academy Galleries

8949 Wilshire Boulevard

1st and 4th Floors

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

For more information, call 310- 247-3600

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