“Oscar’s Docs” Tackles Race and Labor Relations

Producer Barbara Kopple and Cinematographer Hart Perry to Participate in Onstage Discussion

Beverly Hills, CA (September 29, 2008) — The 1990 Oscar®-winning documentaries “Days of Waiting” and “American Dream” will screen on Monday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood as part of “Oscar’s Docs, Part Four: Academy Award®-winning Documentaries 1988–1997.”  Oscar-winning producer-director Barbara Kopple and cinematographer Hart Perry will participate in a post-screening discussion.

The documentary short subject “Days of Waiting,” tells the story of Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians to be interned with 110,000 Japanese-Americans in 1942, and reveals the deprivations of camp life through Ishigo’s sketches and watercolors.

The documentary feature “American Dream” examines the effects of a mid-1980s strike by the workers at a Hormel meatpacking plant in Austin, Minnesota.  This screening will present a new 35mm print.

“Oscar’s Docs” 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 feature the best available prints – often newly struck or restored editions from the documentary collection of the Academy Film Archive.

Tickets to each “Oscar’s Docs” screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID.  A limited number of series passes for all ten evenings are available for $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID.  A $5 discount will be given to previous passholders.

Tickets are available for purchase by mail, at the Academy box office, or online at www.oscars.org by mail, or in person at the Academy box office at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard during regular business hours.  Doors open one hour prior to the start of the event.  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 or call (310) 247-3600.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Teni Melidonian
(310) 247-3090

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