Oscar: Documentaries

August 27, 2008–A rare presentation of the 1988 Oscar-winning documentary feature Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie will kick off the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscars Docs, Part Four: Academy Award-winning Documentaries from 19881997 on Saturday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

The series will continue on Monday evenings from September 22 through November 24 at 7:30 p.m., with a total of 19 short and feature documentaries.

Oscars Docs is a comprehensive screening series of every short subject and feature to win the Academy Award for documentary filmmaking since the category was established in 1941.

The retrospective will feature the best available prints often newly struck or restored editions from the documentary collection of the Academy Film Archive. Many of the evenings will feature panel discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).

The complete Oscars Docs screening schedule is as follows:

September 20
Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)
35mm print from the Academy Film Archive collection
Featuring on onstage discussion with Executive Producer Hamilton Fish.

September 22
The Johnstown Flood (1989)
Featuring an onstage discussion with producer-director Rob Epstein and producer Bill Couturie.

October 6
Days of Waiting (1990)
American Dream (1990)
Featuring an onstage discussion with cinematographer Hart Perry.

October 13
Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment (1991)
In the Shadow of the Stars (1991)

October 20
Educating Peter (1992)
The Panama Deception (1992)
Featuring an onstage discussion with producer-director Barbara Trent.

October 27
Defending Our Lives (1993)
I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School (1993)
Featuring an onstage discussion with producer-director Susan Raymond and producer Alan Raymond.

November 3
A Time for Justice (1994)
Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994)
Featuring an onstage discussion with producer-director Freida Lee Mock, producer Terry Sanders and composer Charles Bernstein.

November 10
One Survivor Remembers (1995)
Anne Frank Remembered (1995)

November 17
Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark OBrien (1996)
When We Were Kings (1996)
Featuring an onstage discussion with producer-director-editor Leon Gast and producer-editor Taylor Hackford.

November 24
A Story of Healing (1997)
The Long Way Home (1997)
Featuring an onstage discussion with producer-director Mark Harris, producers Rick Trank and Rabbi Marvin Hier, and editor Kate Amend.

Tickets to each Oscars Docs screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. A limited number of series passes for all ten evenings are available for $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. A $5 discount will be given to previous passholders.

Tickets are available for purchase by mail, at the Academy box office, or online at www.oscars.org. Doors open one hour prior to the start of the event. 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).