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Academy Tunes Up “The Piano”


Beverly Hills, CA — The 1993 Best Picture nominee “The Piano” will be screened as the first feature in the fifth and final season of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series. The story, set in the mid-19th century, of a mute Scotswoman sent off to an arranged marriage in New Zealand will screen on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Following the screening actor Cliff Curtis and U.S. casting director Victoria Thomas will participate in a discussion about the film.

“The Piano” received a total of eight Academy Award® nominations and won the Oscars® for Actress in a Leading Role (Holly Hunter), Actress in a Supporting Role (Anna Paquin) and Writing – Screenplay written directly for the screen (Jane Campion). The film also received nominations for Best Picture (Jan Chapman, producer), Cinematography (Stuart Dryburgh), Costume Design (Janet Patterson), Directing (Jane Campion) and Film Editing (Veronika Jenet).

The Oscar-nominated animated short “The Mighty River” will be screened prior to the feature.

Passes for all 17 screenings in part five of “Great To Be Nominated” are $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. A $5 discount is available for those who wish to renew their passes from parts one, two, three or four of the series. Individual tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Passes and tickets may be purchased online at, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.


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