Academy Contemporary Docs Series Digs Up IMAX Mummies and Dinosaurs

Beverly Hills, CA — “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs” and “Dinosaurs Alive” will screen as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences” “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, December 3, at 7 p.m. at the California Science Center”s IMAX Theater in Exposition Park. Admission is free.

In “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs,” researchers and explorers piece together archaeological and genetic clues contained in Egyptian mummies - mysterious relics that provide a window into the fascinating world of the pharaohs. The film is directed by Keith Melton and produced by Arabella Cecil, Don Kempf and Steve Kempf. Melton will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening.

“Dinosaurs Alive” is a 3D global adventure in which life-sized dinosaurs fill the IMAX screen as some of the world”s preeminent paleontologists uncover evidence that the descendants of these prehistoric creatures still walk (or fly) among us. The film is directed by Bayley Silleck and David Clark and produced by Clark.

These screenings conclude Part One of the 27th annual Contemporary Documentaries series. Part Two will run from March through June of 2009.

The California Science Center is located in Exposition Park, at the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard in Los Angeles. Doors open at 6 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For additional information, visit www.oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

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

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