Participant Changes Announced for Academy’s 30th Anniversary Screening of “The Rose”

Beverly Hills, CA (September 16, 2009) — Actors Barry Primus and Doris Roberts and Oscar®-nominated sound mixers Jim Webb and Theodore Soderberg will join director Mark Rydell in the 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. Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey will host the evening. Oscar-nominated actress Bette Midler was originally scheduled to participate in the event, but has had to cancel for personal reasons. Instead, she will provide a special video message dedicated to the cast, crew and fans of the film.

Primus played the role of Dennis and Roberts played Rose’s mother in the 1979 film, which garnered four Academy Award® nominations. Webb and Soderberg were nominated in the Sound category, with Douglas Williams and Paul Wells.

Tickets for “The Rose” are sold out. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned at approximately 5:30 p.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit

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