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“Moonstruck” Star Olympia Dukakis to Shine at NYC Screening


New York, NY – Academy Award®-winning actress Olympia Dukakis will be the special guest at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar®” screening of “Moonstruck” on Monday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City. Dukakis will join host Robert Osborne in a post-screening onstage discussion.

“Moonstruck” is the story of an Italian-American family in Brooklyn that succumbs to the mysterious sway of the moon. The romantic comedy, directed by Oscar-nominee Norman Jewison from John Patrick Shanley’s Academy Award-winning screenplay, stars Cher, Dukakis, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia and Danny Aiello.

Nominated for six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture (Patrick Palmer and Jewison, producers), “Moonstruck” won Oscars® for Actress in a Leading Role (Cher), Actress in a Supporting Role (Dukakis) and Writing – Screenplay written directly for the screen (Shanley). The film was also nominated for Directing (Jewison) and Actor in a Supporting Role (Gardenia).

This 20th anniversary screening will feature the original print submitted for the 60th Academy Awards.

“Monday Nights with Oscar” is a monthly series showcasing high-quality prints of films that have been nominated for or won Academy Awards.

Tickets for “Moonstruck” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-888-778-7575. Depending on availability, tickets may be purchased in person on the night of the screening. Doors open at 7 p.m. All seating is unreserved.


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