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Yippee-Ki-Yay, Moviegoers! “Die Hard” Comes Back to Life at the Academy


Beverly Hills, CA — Considered by many to be a benchmark in the action genre, “Die Hard” will screen at a special 20th anniversary event on Wednesday, August 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technology Council, the evening also will feature an onstage panel discussion with several key members of the film’s sound and visual effects teams, who will highlight the role motion picture science and technology played in shaping the movie. Film historian and author Eric Lichtenfeld will moderate the panel.

“Die Hard” (1988) stars Bruce Willis as John McClane, a New York City cop who flies to Los Angeles on Christmas Eve to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia). When terrorists seize the Nakatomi office tower during his wife’s office party, McClane battles desperately to save Holly and the other hostages.

“Die Hard” received Academy Award® nominations in Film Editing (Frank J. Urioste, John F. Link), Sound (Don Bassman, Kevin F. Cleary, Richard Overton, Al Overton), Sound Effects Editing (Stephen H. Flick, Richard Shorr) and Visual Effects (Richard Edlund, Al Dissaro, Brent Boates, Thaine Morris).

This screening will premiere a newly struck 35mm print from the Academy Film Archive.

Established in 2003 by the Academy’s Board of Governors, the Science and Technology Council provides a forum for the exchange of information, promotes cooperation among diverse technological interests within the industry, sponsors publications, fosters educational activities and preserves the history of science and technology of motion pictures.

Tickets to “Die Hard” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets are available for purchase by mail, at the Academy box office, or online at Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.

The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Free parking is available through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain Avenue).


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