What can I say…this makes it all worth it! Take Irene Cara, an Oscar winning song from Flashdance and the kids from Oscar winning doc He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’ and you’ve got magic. There are 4 more weeks of Oscar’s Docs Series 3. Tickets are still available.
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The Academy of Arts and Sciences is gearing up for the third installment of their Oscar’s Docs series. Starting September 17 and Monday nights through November 19 the Academy will screen the Academy Award winning documentaries of 1977-1988. Many if not all evenings will include question and answer with special guests. Tickets $5 or $3 [...]
From the Academy press release today: 8 Doc Shorts Short-Listed for 2006 OscarsÂ® Beverly Hills, CA â€” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject entries has narrowed to eight films, from which three to five will earn Academy AwardÂ® nominations. The eight films are listed [...]
I saw them all, every Academy Award winning documentary, both features and shorts, from the inception of the category through 1960. Last night was ’59 and ’60. I don’t feel changed. But, I am so glad to be in documentary NOW! Now it is exciting, people have voices. Films are made with passion behind them. [...]
Before I started attending the Academyâ€™s Oscarâ€™s Docs series I thought I would have something to say every week. Andâ€¦surprisinglyâ€¦I havenâ€™t. We are now closer to the end of the series than the beginning and Iâ€™m still leaving the screenings trying to think of something to write about besides the plain ole history. The series [...]
I never thought I would say I was looking forward to a nature documentary. After all â€“ I like personal journeys, real stories, real life butâ€¦ Propaganda war films have never been my bag. Yet attending this Oscarâ€™s Docs series has had me spending 4 Monday nights â€“ long nights â€“ watching documentaries, 4 or [...]
This is the first in a series of writings about the first twenty years of Academy Award winning documentaries. 1941 1941 was the first year the Academy recognized the documentary with its own category for Oscar. Dutch born documentarian Joris Ivens wrote â€œI am so very glad that at last we are recognized by the [...]