Faith, Interrupted, in Academy’s Contemporary Docs Series
Beverly Hills, CA (April 27, 2010) — “At the Death House Door” and “They Killed Sister Dorothy” will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 28th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.
Directed and produced by Steve James and Peter Gilbert, “At the Death House Door” recounts the story of Reverend Carroll Pickett, who served as chaplain to the inmates of the infamous “Walls” prison for more than 15 years, and an inmate, Carlos De Luna, whose execution continues to haunt him.
In 2005 Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old Catholic nun from Ohio, was shot six times and left to die on a muddy road in the Amazon. “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” directed by Daniel Junge and produced by Henry Ansbacher and Nigel Noble, follows the real-life courtroom drama that unfolds at the trials of her killers, and explores her life’s work in the Brazilian rainforest.
The 28th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series continues through June 9, showcasing feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2008 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. All seating is unreserved. The filmmakers will be present at screenings whenever possible.
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.