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The Academy begins a yearlong residency at the Metrograph Theater in New York City, showcasing high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world. The monthly series will feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and artists.
Current programming lineup as follows:
“A PLACE IN THE SUN: THE CINEMA OF GEORGE STEVENS”
Monday, July 24 at 7:00PM at Metrograph Theater
Based on the 1925 novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, George Stevens directs an all star cast including Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelly Winters in a story of romance, social climbing and murder. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951) was both a critical and commercial success upon its release in 1951 garnering nine nominations and winning six Oscars® including Best Director.
“WHY MAN CREATES: THE WORK OF SAUL BASS”
Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00PM at Metrograph Theater
Known for his fluid and geometric title designs and posters, Saul Bass remains one of the most iconic and influential designers of the 20th Century. To illustrate his wide range of works, as well as the impressive list of filmmakers he has collaborated with, the Academy Film Archive has created a reel of his most famous (or lesser seen) title sequences. Following the title reel, the Academy will present two of Bass’s short films: WHY MAN CREATES (1958) and THE SOLAR FILM (1980), both courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. Special guests include title designer Chris Rubino (HANDMAID’S TALE, HELL OR HIGH WATER, WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?) and WHY MAN CREATES screenwriter Mayo Simon.