“No Way Out” for Academy in NYC

Beverly Hills, CA (September 2, 2009) — Actress Ruby Dee will be the special guest at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar®” screening of “No Way Out,” on Monday, September 21, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City. Film historian and scholar Foster Hirsch will host the event, which will celebrate the centennial of director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s birth. The evening will also celebrate the recent gift of the Joseph L. Mankiewicz papers to the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills, California.

In “No Way Out” (1950), Sidney Poitier stars as a medical resident whose code of ethics is tested when a rabid racist (Richard Widmark) under his care is hell-bent on destroying the young doctor’s reputation. Dee plays a member of the doctor’s family. Mankiewicz and Lesser Samuels received an Academy Award® nomination for the film’s story and screenplay.

Mankiewicz (1909–1993) earned nine Academy Award nominations over his four-and-a-half decade career and won Oscars® for both the screenplay and direction of “A Letter to Three Wives” (1949) and “All about Eve” (1950).

Tickets for “No Way Out” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org or by mail (a printable order form is available in the Events & Exhibitions section of the Web site). Tickets may also be purchased at the box office prior to the event (subject to availability). All seating is unreserved.

The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York City. Doors open one hour prior to the feature. All seating is unreserved. For more information, visit www.oscars.org or call (212) 821-9251.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Teni Melidonian
(310) 247-3090
tmelidonian@oscars.org

Harvey Bolgla
(212) 388-1400
hbolgla@dba-pr.com

Sara Trujillo
(212) 388-1400
strujillo@dba-pr.com

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