Academy Celebrates 30th Anniversary of “Days of Heaven”

Beverly Hills, CA (October 21, 2008) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Days of Heaven” with the premiere of a new print of the film on Wednesday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The screening is presented as part of the Academy’s Gold Standard screening series. The new print is from the collection of the Academy Film Archive, courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Written and directed by Terrence Malick, “Days of Heaven” tells the tale of secret lovers who drift into an unexpected opportunity, only to have it end in tragedy. Bill (Richard Gere) and Abby (Brooke Adams) pretend to be siblings while working as seasonal field hands in the wheat fields of the Texas Panhandle during World War I. Bill encourages Abby to marry a wealthy farmer (Sam Shepard) whom they believe to be terminally ill.

“Days of Heaven” won an Academy Award® for Cinematography (Nestor Almendros) and earned nominations for Costume Design (Patricia Norris), Music – Original Score (Ennio Morricone) and Sound (John K. Wilkinson, Robert W. Glass, Jr., John T. Reitz, Barry Thomas).

Tickets for “Days of Heaven” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. All seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

Photo of Richard Gere and Brooke Adams resting on a field.

Richard Gere and Brooke Adams in a scene from “Days of Heaven,” 1978.

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Natalie Kojen
(310) 247-3090
nkojen@oscars.org

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