American Cinematheque is celebrating the Academy Awards by presenting a bevy of screenings seminars featuring some of the nominated films and the nominees themselves. These include everything from screenings of the Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts of 2013, a conversation with this year’s Oscar-nominated editors, and a panel discussion with this year’s Academy Award-nominated art directors and set decorators. Here’s more from American Cinematheque:
Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts of 2013
The American Cinematheque presents all of the 2013 Oscar-nominated animated shorts.
“Get a Horse!” (Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim, English, 6 min.) Mickey Mouse and his friends are enjoying a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows up with plans to ruin their day.
“Mr. Hublot” (Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares, Non-dialogue, 12 min.) The eccentric, isolated Mr. Hublot finds his carefully ordered world disrupted by the arrival of Robot Pet.
“Feral” (Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden, Non-dialogue, 12 min.) A wild boy who has grown up in the woods is found by a hunter and returned to civilization.
“Possessions” (Shuhei Morita, 14 min.) A man seeking shelter from a storm in a dilapidated shrine encounters a series of household objects inhabited by goblin spirits.
“Room on the Broom” (Max Land and Jan Lachauer, in English, 26 min.) A genial witch and her cat are joined on their broom by several friends as they set off on an adventure.
Invisible Art, Visible Artists Seminar
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Mar 1, 2014 • 3:00pm Buy Tickets SHAREPresented by the American Cinematheque and the American Cinema Editors
A conversation with this year’s Oscar-nominated editors. Discover how they went from dailies to Oscar-nominated films!
The nominees are:
AMERICAN HUSTLE (Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten)
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (Christopher Rouse)
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa)
GRAVITY (Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger)
12 YEARS A SLAVE (Joe Walker).
This is a free event – first come, first served. This event regularly reaches capacity, so arrive early! Doors open at 9:30 AM.
Oscar-Nominated Art Directors Seminar
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Mar 1, 2014 • 3:00pm Buy Tickets SHAREPresented by the American Cinematheque, the Art Directors Guild and the Set Decorators Society of America
Join us for “The Art of Production Design,” a panel discussion with this year’s Academy Award-nominated art directors and set decorators.
The nominees are:
AMERICAN HUSTLE (Judy Becker, Production Design; Heather Loeffler, Set Decoration)
GRAVITY (Andy Nicholson, Production Design; Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard, Set Decoration)
THE GREAT GATSBY (Catherine Martin, Production Design; Beverley Dunn, Set Decoration)
HER (K.K. Barrett, Production Design; Gene Serdena, Set Decoration)
12 YEARS A SLAVE (Adam Stockhausen, Production Design; Alice Baker, Set Decoration).
This is a free event – first come, first served.
KPCC 89.3 FM’S “FilmWeek” Oscar Preview 2014
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Feb 23, 2014 • 1:00pm
SHAREPresented by the American Cinematheque and KPCC 89.3 FM
“FilmWeek”on AirTalk records its annual Oscar Preview in front of a live audience. Host Larry Mantle will be joined by Andy Klein of the L.A. Times Community Papers chain, Wade Major, cohost and producer of the IGN DigiGods podcast, Claudia Puig of USA Today, Tim Cogshell, Critic-At-Large Alt-FilmGuide.com, Alynda Wheat of People Magazine, Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor, Henry Sheehan of Dearhenrysheehan.com, Charles Solomon of Amazon.com and Lael Loewenstein, KPCC Film Critic.
The two seminars are free but are on a first come first serve bases, so arrive early. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. You can find out more information on their website at www.americancinemathequecalendar.com