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Academy to Salute Arthur Penn


New York, NY — Three-time Oscar®-nominated director Arthur Penn will be the guest of honor when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ pays tribute to his career with a special screening of his 1975 crime drama “Night Moves,” on Thursday, November 17, in New York City.

The tribute, open to Academy members and invited guests, will feature a conversation with Penn and will highlight his career through clips and special guests including writer Walter Bernstein, actress Estelle Parsons and producer Julian Schlossberg.

In a career spanning more than 55 years, Penn worked as a director in motion pictures, theater and television. First nominated for an Academy Award® in 1962 for “The Miracle Worker,” Penn earned his second Oscar nomination for his groundbreaking direction of “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967). In 1969, he earned his third Academy Award nomination in seven years for “Alice’s Restaurant.” His filmography also includes “Little Big Man,” “Four Friends,” “Target” and “Penn and Teller Get Killed.”

“Night Moves,” which was directed by Penn, stars Gene Hackman as detective Harry Moseby, a world-weary private investigator who is hired by Paula (Janet Ward), a former starlet, to find her runaway daughter Delly, portrayed by Melanie Griffith in her film debut. The film also features a young James Woods as the motorcyclist bad-boy Quentin.

Released by Warner Bros., “Night Moves” was produced by Robert M. Sherman, written by Alan Sharp and edited by Dede Allen.

Tickets available to the public are limited. For more information and ticket availability, call (888) 778-7575.


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