Archive for the 'Oscar’s Docs' Category

Tonight at Oscar’s Docs…What a Feelin’!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

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.

My favorite thing is coming…

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

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 […]

8 Doc Shorts Short-Listed for 2006 Oscars

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

From the Academy press release today: 8 Doc Shorts Short-Listed for 2006 Oscars® Beverly Hills, CA — 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 Award® nominations. The eight films are listed […]

Oscar’s Docs – 1941-1960 – a mini wrap up…

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

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. […]

3. Oscar’s Docs – an overview thus far…

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Before I started attending the Academy’s Oscar’s Docs series I thought I would have something to say every week. And…surprisingly…I haven’t. We are now closer to the end of the series than the beginning and I’m still leaving the screenings trying to think of something to write about besides the plain ole history. The series […]

2. Oscar’s Docs 1943 – 1948

Monday, October 17th, 2005

I never thought I would say I was looking forward to a nature documentary. After all – I like personal journeys, real stories, real life but… Propaganda war films have never been my bag. Yet attending this Oscar’s Docs series has had me spending 4 Monday nights – long nights – watching documentaries, 4 or […]

1. Oscar’s Docs 1941-1942

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

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 “I am so very glad that at last we are recognized by the […]