Academy to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of “The Rose”

Beverly Hills, CA (August 25, 2009) — Oscar®-nominated actress Bette Midler and director Mark Rydell will participate in an onstage discussion following the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 30th anniversary screening of “The Rose” on Friday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

“The Rose” follows singer Mary Rose Foster through the highs and lows of her final tour and features several electrifying musical performances. Her tour-de-force performance as a self-destructive rock star – in the vein of Janis Joplin – earned Midler her first Academy Award® nomination for Actress in a Leading Role. “The Rose” also received nominations for Actor in a Supporting Role (Frederic Forrest), Film Editing (Robert L. Wolfe, C. Timothy O’Meara), and Sound (Theodore Soderberg, Douglas O. Williams, Paul Wells, Jim Webb).

Tickets for “The Rose” 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 or visit www.oscars.org.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

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

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