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“Oscar’s® Docs” to Revisit Topics of the ’70s and ’80s


Beverly Hills, CA — A juvenile delinquency program, Mozart in China, the career and assassination of Harvey Milk, and the relocation of Navajo Indians will be among the numerous subjects showcased in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Oscar’s Docs, Part Three: Academy Award®-winning Documentaries from 1977–1988.” Beginning on Monday, September 17, the screening series will feature 24 short and feature documentaries over the course of ten weeks at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

“Oscar’s Docs” is a comprehensive screening series of every short subject and feature to win the Academy Award for documentary filmmaking since the category was established in 1941.

The retrospective will present the best available prints, often featuring newly struck or restored editions from the documentary collection of the Academy Film Archive. The series will continue each Monday evening through November 19 and will be complemented on many nights with panel discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).

The complete “Oscar’s Docs” screening schedule is as follows:

September 17
“Gravity Is My Enemy” (1977)
Post-film discussion with producer John Joseph

“Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?” (1977)
Post-film discussion with producer John Korty

“Scared Straight!” (1978)
Post-film discussion with producer Arnold Shapiro

September 24
“The Flight of the Gossamer Condor” (1978)
Post-film discussion with producer Ben Shedd

“Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist” (1979)

“Best Boy” (1979)
Post-film discussion with producer Ira Wohl

October 1
“Karl Hess: Toward Liberty” (1980)
Post-film discussion with producers Roland Halle and Peter Ladue

“From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China” (1980)
Post-film discussion with producer Murray Lerner

October 8
“Close Harmony” (1981)

“Genocide” (1981)
Post-film discussion with producer Arnold Schwartzman

October 15
“If You Love This Planet” (1982)

“Just Another Missing Kid” (1982)

October 22
“Flamenco at 5:15” (1983)

“He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’” (1983)

October 29
“The Stone Carvers” (1984)

“The Times of Harvey Milk” (1984)

November 5
“Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements” (1985)

“Broken Rainbow” (1985)

“Women – for America, for the World” (1986)

November 12
“Down and Out in America” (1986)
Post-film discussion with producer Joseph Feury and director Lee Grant

“Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got” (1986)

November 19
“Young at Heart” (1987)

“The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table” (1987)

“You Don’t Have to Die” (1988)

Tickets to “Oscar’s Docs” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. A limited number of series passes are available for $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets and passes will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, September 4, by mail or at the Academy box office during regular business hours. Tickets also may be purchased online at Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for each evening’s event. All seating is unreserved.

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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