Academy Hosts "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in NYC
Beverly Hills, CA (July 26, 2011) – Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Monday Nights with Oscar® will showcase a new digital restoration of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, on Monday, August 8, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. This program follows the Academy’s July 29 screening of the film at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
With her giant sunglasses, Givenchy dresses, pearls and cigarette holder, Holly Golightly set the stage for the glamour of the 1960s and ushered in a new notion of femininity in “Breakfast at Tiffany's.” Directed by Blake Edwards, this popular and acclaimed film adaptation of Truman Capote’s bestselling novel provoked discussion, laughter and controversy, and established the archetype of the independent single girl in the city.
Audrey Hepburn’s performance earned her a Best Actress nomination. Composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer won the Academy Award® for Best Song for “Moon River,” and Mancini’s score also received an Oscar. The film earned additional nominations for Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (George Axelrod) and Color Art Direction (Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer).
Tickets for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” 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 website). Tickets may also be purchased at the box office prior to the event (subject to availability).
The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington avenues) in New York City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.oscars.org or call (212) 821-9251.