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Academy Finds “Fame” in NYC


New York, NY – “Fame,” the 1980 musical that tackles issues of self-esteem, sexuality, drugs, friendship and stardom, will screen in New York City as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar®” series on Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America Theatre. A post-screening onstage discussion will feature two-time Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Gore.

Directed by Alan Parker from a screenplay by Christopher Gore, “Fame” follows a group of talented students at a New York performing arts high school from freshman year through graduation.

The film introduced to audiences a new generation of young performers including Irene Cara, Paul McCrane, Boyd Gaines, Meg Tilly, the late Gene Anthony Ray and future fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.

“Fame” won Academy Awards® for Music – Original Score (Michael Gore) and Music – Original Song (“Fame,” Music by Michael Gore; Lyric by Dean Pitchford). The film also was nominated for Film Editing (Gerry Hambling), Music – Original Song (“Out Here On My Own,” Music by Michael Gore; Lyric by Lesley Gore), Sound (Michael J. Kohut, Aaron Rochin, Jay M. Harding, Chris Newman) and Writing – Screenplay written directly for the screen (Christopher Gore) “Fame” spawned a successful television series, a reality show and an Off-Broadway musical.

This screening will feature a new print from the Academy Film Archive.

Tickets for “Fame” in NYC 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 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. The DGA Theatre is located at 110 West 57th Street in New York City.


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