Academy’s Contemporary Documentaries Series Takes on Abortion Controversy

Beverly Hills, CA (May 19, 2009) — “Lake of Fire” will screen as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 27th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission is free.

Directed and produced by Tony Kaye, “Lake of Fire” explores abortion’s physical and psychological impact, covering arguments from both extremes of the spectrum, as well as those at the center. Kaye will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening.

The 27th annual Contemporary Documentaries series continues through June 3, showcasing feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2007 Academy Award® nominations, including the winners, as well as other important and innovative films considered by the Academy that year.

All films will screen at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. 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

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

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