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The 2013 Oscars Outdoors summer movie season


The 2013 Oscars Outdoors summer movie season kicks off with Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado about Nothing,” presented by KCRW’s “Matt’s Movies,” on Wednesday, June 5. The movie stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisoff, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz and Sean Maher, all of whom will join Whedon for a post-screening Q&A moderated by KCRW’s Matt Holzman.

Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellow Destin Cretton’s “Short Term 12” and festival favorite “Twenty Feet from Stardom” will have advance screenings
in partnership with Rooftop Films Summer Series in New York City. Morgan Neville’s music documentary “Twenty Feet from Stardom” will also screen in Hollywood at Oscars Outdoors. The film opens June 14.

The Oscars Outdoors summer lineup, which runs through August 24, will also include such classics as “Big,” “Rushmore” and “Cinema Paradiso.” Screenings will take place at the Academy’s open-air theater in Hollywood.

“After a successful launch last summer, we continue to strive to be the gold standard of outdoor movie events,” said Randy Haberkamp, the Academy’s managing director of programming, education and preservation. “Special guests and surprises will make each evening memorable and fun for the audience.”

The 2013 Oscars Outdoors schedule is as follows:

June

Wednesday, June 5 KCRW’s “Matt’s Movies”: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2013)
Post-screening Q&A: Joss Whedon, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisoff, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher
Thursday, June 6 TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (2013)
Q&A with director and cast
Saturday, June 8 Rooftop Films Summer Series in New York City
TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (2013)
Friday, June 14 NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION (1983)
Saturday, June 15 PETER PAN (1953)
Friday, June 21 L.A. STORY (1991)
Saturday, June 22 BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Friday, June 28 WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962)
Saturday, June 29 GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)
July

Friday, July 12 CLUELESS (1995)
Saturday, July 13 KING KONG (1933)
Friday, July 19 POINT BREAK (1991)
Saturday, July 20
BIG (1988)
Featuring Zoltar and giant keyboard

Saturday, July 20 SHORT TERM 12 (2013)
Rooftop Films Summer Series in New York City
Friday, July 26 BLAZING SADDLES (1974)
Saturday, July 27 WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (1988)
Sunday, July 28
KCRW Summer Nights: STYLE WARS (1983)
Featuring KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

August

Friday, August 2 AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
Featuring classic cars
Saturday, August 3 GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)
Friday, August 9 SAFETY LAST (1923)
Saturday, August 10 MONSOON WEDDING (2001)
Friday, August 16 BORN IN EAST L.A. (1987)
Saturday, August 17 RUSHMORE (1998)
Friday, August 23 GREASE (1978)
Sing-along
Saturday, August 24 CINEMA PARADISO (1988)

Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, May 22, at http://www.oscars.org/outdoors. Tickets to each Oscars Outdoors screening are $5 for the public; free for children 10 years and younger; and $3 for Academy members and students with ID. Seating is unreserved. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Screenings begin at sunset. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothing. Picnic baskets, beer and wine are permitted. Popular food trucks will be on site during each screening.

The Academy Hollywood campus is located at 1341 Vine Street in Hollywood (between De Longpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue, and between Vine Street and Ivar Avenue). It is accessible via the Metro Red Line train and the Metro Local 210 bus. Free parking is located behind the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study. Enter from Homewood Avenue off Vine Street, one block north of Fountain Avenue. The lot opens 90 minutes prior to the event and closes 30 minutes afterwards.

For additional information, visit oscars.org/outdoors or call (310) 247-3600. For tickets to NYC’s Rooftop Films Summer Series, visit http://rooftopfilms.com/.

Contact Information
Natalie Kojen
nkojen@oscars.org

Daniel Gomez
dgomez@oscars.org

Editor Note: Photos Available here

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