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Double features presented in conjunction with Hollywood Costume exhibition

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launches in February a new screening series, Return to Oz: Costuming the Big Adventures of 1985, and continues the series Two Sides of a Costume Designer, both in conjunction with the landmark Hollywood Costume exhibition now on view.  All screenings will be held at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.

Return to Oz: Costuming the Big Adventures of 1985

As rapidly advancing visual effects technology became a key driver of fantasy-adventure films of the 1980s, imaginative costume designs played a more subtle but equally important role in their creative and commercial success.  To celebrate the 30th anniversary of a memorable year in American popular filmmaking, the Academy presents two fantasy-adventure double features spotlighting costumes designers Richard La Motte (“The Goonies”), Aggie Guerard Rodgers (“Pee-wee’s Big Adventure”), Deborah L. Scott (“Back to the Future”) and Raymond Hughes (“Return to Oz”).

February 13
The Goonies – 7:30 p.m.
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – 9:40 p.m.

February 20
Back to the Future – 7:30 p.m.
Return to Oz – 9:40 p.m.

Two Sides of a Costume Designer

The Academy’s Saturday evening series continues with three pairings of impressive and varied achievements by costume designers working in multiple genres.  The designers highlighted include Charles Knode (“Blade Runner”), Michael Kaplan (“Blade Runner,” “Fight Club”), Sandy Powell (“Wittgenstein,” “The Departed”) and Irene Sharaff (“Meet Me in St. Louis,” “West Side Story”).

February 14
Blade Runner – 5 p.m.
Fight Club – 7:30 p.m.

February 28
Meet Me in St. Louis – 5 p.m.
West Side Story – 7:30 p.m.

February 21
Wittgenstein – 5 p.m.
The Departed – 7:30 p.m.