“Oscar’s Docs” Embraces the Environment and Opera

Producer-Directors Debra Chasnoff, Irving Saraf and Allie Light will Participate in Post-screening Discussions

Beverly Hills, CA (October 10, 2008) — The 1991 Oscar®-winning documentaries “Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment” and “In the Shadow of the Stars” will screen on Monday, October 13, 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-directors Debra Chasnoff, Irving Saraf and Allie Light will participate in post-screening discussions.

The documentary short subject “Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment” examines the production of nuclear materials by the General Electric Corporation and its disastrous health and environmental side effects.

The documentary feature “In the Shadow of the Stars” shines the spotlight on members of the San Francisco Opera Chorus, one of the finest choruses in the world. The members step out from their background roles as peasants, ladies-in-waiting, soldiers and slaves to be celebrated as an integral part of opera’s grandeur. This screening will feature a new 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 remaining 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 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
tmelidonian@oscars.org

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