Song and Dance Energize Academy's Doc Series

Beverly Hills, CA (May 2, 2011) – “Soundtrack for a Revolution” and “Every Little Step” will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.  Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

Directed and produced by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman, “Soundtrack for a Revolution” is the story of the civil rights movement told through the music that informed and inspired its participants.  As current singers perform songs from the era, interviews and archival footage evoke the movement’s passionate and dramatic history.  Guttentag, Sturman and Dylan Nelson, one of the three other producers on the film, will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening.

Directed and produced by James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo, “Every Little Step” follows 17 dedicated dancers auditioning for roles in a Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, a show that is itself about the lives of dancers and the audition process.  The talent, drive and self-discipline necessary for even a chance of success in the dance world come through in the stories of the men and women hoping to be cast in the show.  Del Deo will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening.

The 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series continues through June 1, showcasing feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2009 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 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 or call (310) 247-3600.

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