The Academy Opens NYC Coward Festival with 1932/1933 Best Picture Winner "Cavalcade"

Beverly Hills, CA (March 6, 2012) – The life and career of playwright, composer, director and actor Noël Coward will be celebrated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of its "Monday Nights with Oscar®" series on Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The screening of "Cavalcade," hosted by curator Brad Rosenstein, will also debut a display of images and posters from Coward’s films in the theater lobby.

Based on Coward’s 1931 smash London theatrical production, "Cavalcade" follows a wealthy family as they experience key historical events in the first three decades of the 20th century, including the Titanic tragedy and World War I.

The print is courtesy of the Academy Film Archive and Twentieth Century Fox.

The Academy’s program is part of a citywide celebration of Coward, which includes the opening of the touring exhibition "Star Quality: The World of Noël Coward" at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Academy; it was shown in the Academy's Los Angeles gallery in 2010. For more information, visit www.noelcowardinnewyork.com.

Tickets for "Cavalcade" 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. 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 in New York City.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information, visit www.oscars.org or call (212) 821-9251.

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