18 November 2011
An exquisite evening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Wednesday night, when two beautifully refurbished films by the comic filmmaker, Pierre Étaix, got rare American screenings. The director was also present in the house that Oscar built. [...]
7 November 2011
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will host an evening dedicated to celebrating the dramatic range and exquisite skill of British actress Vanessa Redgrave. The event takes place this Sunday Nov 13 in London. [...]
17 September 2011
Malcolm McDowell, brilliant as the ultra-violent Alex in Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” now celebrating its 40th anniversary, revealed his film actor heroes at an event at the Academy. [...]
13 July 2011
Fay McKenzie, the hard-working child actress of the prior post, now 93 years old, is perhaps best known for her uncredited appearance in the party scene of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” in which she alternately laughs, then cries, into a mirror.
McKenzie’s husband, comedy writer Tom Waldman, was a frequent collaborator [...]
12 July 2011
Supplementing the Academy’s “Summer of Silents” series, which last night screened the marvelous early Western feature film, “The Covered Wagon” (1923), was programmer Randy Haberkamp’s extremely delightful interview with Fay McKenzie.
Born in a trunk in 1918, the still funny and alert actress was the daughter of the actors Robert McKenzie and Eva McKenzie. All [...]
5 July 2011
“The Covered Wagon” (1923) will be the next film screened in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Summer of Silents” series on Monday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
I’m going. Having lived in California for 21 years, I’m fascinated by stories and images of the western expansion, [...]
11 May 2011
Everyone needs to march to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on June 22 to see “Strawberry and Chocolate”(1994), Cuba’s only Foreign Language Film Award nominee to date. It’s part of a celebration of Cuban culture across Los Angeles. [...]
5 May 2011
A 50th anniversary tribute to Sophia Loren’s having received an Oscar for best performance in “Two Women” was a delicious confectionery evening of perfection, as host Billy Crystal pulled out hilarious one-liners and the great Italian film actress wept with happiness. [...]
4 February 2011
Beginning on Tuesday, February 22, and continuing through Saturday, February 26, the eve of the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present five public events celebrating the 83rd Academy Awards. [...]
2 September 2010
100-year-old Warner Bros. contract actress Pauline Wagner remembers her friend Jimmy Cagney at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. [...]