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Off The Record, On the QT, and Very Hush-Hush… “L.A. Confidential” to Screen at the Academy


Beverly Hills, CA — The 1997 Best Picture nominee “L.A. Confidential” will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series. The noir crime drama of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity will screen on Monday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Following the screening, cast member Jim Metzler (“City Councilman”), costume designer Ruth Myers, novelist James Ellroy, producer Michael Nathanson, screenwriter Brian Helgeland, and sound re-recording mixers Anna Behlmer and Andy Nelson will participate in a panel discussion about the film.

“L.A. Confidential” earned a total of nine Academy Award® nominations and won Oscars® for Actress in a Supporting Role (Kim Basinger) and Writing – Screenplay based on material previously produced or published (Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson). The film also received nominations for Best Picture (Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson and Michael Nathanson, Producers), Art Direction (Jeannine Oppewall; Set Direction: Jay R. Hart), Cinematography (Dante Spinotti), Directing (Curtis Hanson), Film Editing (Peter Honess), Music – Original dramatic Score (Jerry Goldsmith) and Sound (Nelson, Behlmer, Kirk Francis).

“Good Will Hunting” also received nine nominations and won two Academy Awards in 1997. As a result, it will also be screened as part of the “Great To Be Nominated” series (on June 2).

The Oscar-nominated animated short “Redux Riding Hood” will be screened prior to the feature.

Passes for part five of “Great To Be Nominated” are $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Including “L.A. Confidential,” there are 13 screenings remaining in the series. 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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