20th Anniversary Screening of "The Shawshank Redemption" With Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins Highlights Academy's November Programs

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LOS ANGELES, CA – A 20th anniversary screening of “The Shawshank Redemption”; restorations of Mary Pickford’s “Little Annie Rooney” and Charlie Chaplin’s “The Bank”; a screening series and panel discussion complementing the landmark Hollywood Costume exhibition; and six diverse films from director Edgar G. Ulmer are all part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ November programs. Ticket holders for Hollywood Costume will receive free same-day admission to Hollywood Costume-related public programs.

 

“THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION”
With special guests Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins

The Academy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Best Picture nominee “The Shawshank Redemption” onNovember 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The evening will feature an onstage discussion with writer-director Frank Darabont, who received an Oscar® nomination for his adapted screenplay, Best Actor nominee Morgan Freeman, and star Tim Robbins.

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DEFINING CHARACTER: THE ART OF THE COSTUME DESIGNER

Hollywood Costume curator and Oscar nominee Deborah Nadoolman Landis will moderate a discussion onNovember 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater with two of today’s top costume designers: Judianna Makovsky, who earned Oscar nominations for “Pleasantville,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Seabiscuit,” and Michael Wilkinson, whose work includes “300,” “Man of Steel” and the Oscar-nominated “American Hustle.”
Hollywood Costume ticket holders will receive free same-day admission to this event.

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THE PERFECT MATCH: HOLLYWOOD COSTUME COLLABORATIONS

This screening series explores the collaborative partnerships between costume designers and directors. Mark Bridges will discuss his work with director Paul Thomas Anderson and Jeffrey Kurland will share stories of his experience with Woody Allen as they introduce each evening’s films at the Bing Theater. Moderated by Deborah Nadoolman Landis. 
Hollywood Costume ticket holders will receive free same-day admission to these events.

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THE MARY PICKFORD CELEBRATION OF SILENT FILM
THE COSTUME OF SILENT DRAMA: MARY PICKFORD AND LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY

The Academy and the Mary Pickford Foundation will continue their annual celebration of silent film with the restoration world premiere of “Little Annie Rooney” (1925) on November 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater. Film historian and author Jeffrey Vance and Academy Film Archive Director Michael Pogorzelski will discuss the restoration of the silent classic. The screening is presented in conjunction with Hollywood Costume, which includes the costume that Mary Pickford wore in the title role.
Those who purchase tickets to “Little Annie Rooney” may view the exhibition free of charge immediately before the screening, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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THE COSTUME OF SILENT COMEDY: CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND THE TRAMP RESTORED

Fascinating stories, behind-the-scenes footage, never-before-exhibited documents and the earliest filmed images of Charlie Chaplin’s “Little Tramp” character will all be part of a unique presentation hosted by film historian and preservationist Serge Bromberg on November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater. The evening includes screenings of two Chaplin shorts: “A Night in the Show”(1915) from a new print, and “The Bank”(1915), from a new restoration making its theatrical world premiere. Chaplin’s ensemble from “The Tramp” is currently on view in Hollywood Costume.
Hollywood Costume ticket holders will receive free same-day admission to this event.

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AFTER EXPRESSIONISM: THE VERSATILE EDGAR G. ULMER 
In conjunction with the exhibition Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s, presented by LACMA in association with the Academy, the Academy will present in November six films directed or co-directed by production designer-turned-director Edgar G. Ulmer: “Detour,” “The Strange Woman,” “People on Sunday,” “The Light Ahead,” “The Black Cat” and “Ruthless.”

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CREDITS
Hollywood Costume is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Swarovski is the presenting sponsor of Hollywood Costume. The crystal house has provided the all-important sparkle to Hollywood’s wardrobes since the 1930s, when Swarovski crystals began to light up the silver screen in classic films like Gone with the WindGentlemen Prefer Blondes and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In recent years, Swarovski has worked closely with talents in costume and set design on blockbusters including Black SwanSkyfall and The Great Gatsby, and its crystals have been the key creative ingredient in the dazzling set design for the Academy Awards® since 2007.

Additional support is provided by Pirelli and the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

In-kind support provided by Barco, ARRI, JBL and Samsung.

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD COSTUME
Presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy, Hollywood Costume  is on view October 2, 2014, through March 2, 2015, in the historic Wilshire May Company building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.  

ABOUT THE ACADEMY 
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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ABOUT THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON 
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. It was established to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers. Today, the V&A’s collections, which span over 2000 years of human creativity in virtually every medium and from many parts of the world, continue to intrigue, inspire and inform. www.vam.ac.uk

 

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