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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces Oscars Season at the Museum, January 28 – March 31, 2024.

PROGRAMS INCLUDE OSCARS NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, OSCAR® SUNDAYS FILM SCREENINGS, NOMINEE PROGRAMS, IN-GALLERY TOURS, AND MORETHE 96TH OSCARS WILL AIR LIVE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024 AT 7PM EDT/4PM PDT ON ABC.

Los Angeles, CA, January 24, 2024 – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces “Oscars Season at the Academy Museum,” running January 28-March 31, which invites the public to celebrate the 96th Oscars® and immerse themselves in Academy Awards® history through rich and expansive one-of-a-kind Oscar®-centered events and activities.


Oscars Season” will see the Academy Museum campus activated for visitors to experience Oscar-winning film screeningsfamily workshopsin-gallery toursOscars Nominee Programsexclusive store merchandise, and special pricing for the Oscars Experience and Oscars Night at the Museum–an evening to celebrate this year’s nominees and iconic Oscars moments.

“The Oscars, and the Academy Museum, celebrate achievements in filmmaking across disciplines. We are thrilled to expand our annual Oscars Season programming at the Academy Museum with even more screenings, panels and programs for the public,” said Amy Homma, Academy Museum Chief Audience Officer. “Now in our third year, the Academy Museum has become the go-to destination for visitors from Los Angeles and around the world to learn, celebrate, and interact with Oscar-nominated films and filmmakers.”

Oscars Season festivities kick off on January 28 with a special book signing of 50 Oscar Nights with Turner Classic Movies host Dave Karger. Following the signing, Karger will be joined by actor Topher Grace for a moderated discussion of his book. 

The Academy Museum Store will expand its collection of exclusive Oscars merchandise for the  96th Oscars. The collection includes the 96th Oscars Poster, the Oscars Viewing Party Kit, special Oscars popcorn, a neon sign, mugs, t-shirts, books, and a limited edition of Pantone™ Oscars Gold products.

On weekend afternoons this January, February, and March, the museum’s popular Weekend Short Cutsseries will screen Oscar-winning animated short films from the past 10 years. Screenings will be held in the David Geffen Theater and are free with general admission. Titles in the program include Feast (2014), Bear Story (2014), Piper (2016), Bao (2018), and Hair Love (2019). 

February will include Oscar Sundays Screenings that highlight Black milestones in film at the ceremony and Drop-in Family Workshops focused on Oscar-winning animated short films and feature-length films. Oscars Gallery Tours of the Academy Award History Gallery and Oscars Gallery will explore the history behind the industry’s biggest night and provide insights into historic and memorable Oscar winners.

March will include Oscar Sundays ScreeningsDrop-in Family Workshops, and Oscars Gallery Tours. The month kicks off with Breaking the Oscars Ceiling, a conversation program celebrating the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community at the Academy Awards, on March 1. The week of March 1-9, leading up to the Oscars broadcast on March 10, guests can enjoy screenings of all Oscar-nominated live action and animated short films and attend Nominee Programs with this year’s nominated filmmakers in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, Visual Effects, and Best Picture categories.

On the days of the Animated Feature Film, Visual Effects, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Production Design nominee programs—as well as the Animated Short Film nominees screening program—visitors can view a showcase of items from the nominated films in the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby.

On Sunday, March 10, from 3pm to 8pm, the third annual Oscars Night at the Museum celebrates the nominees and winners of the 96th Oscars. At this spectacular viewing party, guests will have access to special photo opportunities, access to the museum galleries, food by Wolfgang Puck, wine from Clarendelle & Domaine Clarence Dillon, and access to the David Geffen Theater and Fanny’s to watch the Oscars broadcast live on ABC. Guests must be 21 years and older with a valid ID, and black tie, cocktail, or formal attire is encouraged. Ticket and event information can be found here.

After the 96th Oscars, screenings of some of this year’s award-winning films will be held March 14-17 at the David Geffen Theater.

And the Museum’s restaurant and cafe, Fanny’s, joins the Oscars festivities with a special cocktail menu inspired by this year’s Best Picture nominees. Whether enjoying a drink at the bar or a meal in the dining room, guests can sip through each of the 10 films’ corresponding libations, conceived by bar director Marisa Mercado, from February 1 until March 31.

Visit here for the full Oscars Season program schedule.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for film screenings and Nominee Programs are sold separately and do not require general admission to the museum. All tickets are available through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website here. Film screening and Nominee Program tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62+), $5 for students, $5 for children (ages 17 and younger), and $8 for museum members.

Oscars Night at the Museum is a separately ticketed event and prices range from $200 – $450 and can be purchased via the Academy Museum’s website. Guests must be 21 years or older with a valid ID.

General admission tickets for the museum’s exhibitions are $25 for adults, $19 for seniors (age 62+), and $15 for students (age 18+ with valid ID). Admission for Academy Museum members, visitors ages 17 and younger, and California residents with an EBT card is free. Pricing for the Oscars Experience presented in the East West Bank Gallery is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for visitors ages 17 and under.

Credit Line: Nominee Programs and Oscars Night at the Museum are supported by Clarendelle & Domaine Clarence Dillon, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ official wines. Additional support for Nominee Programs provided by Delta Air Lines.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. Chase is the presenting partner of Oscar Sundays. The Oscars Experience presented in the East West Bank Gallery.

Image Credit: ©Academy Museum Foundation. Oscar statuette ©A.M.P.A.S.® 

High-resolution photos from all Oscar Week events will be posted for download at https://press.oscars.org/.

About the Academy Museum
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries and store are open six days a week from 10am to 6pm and are closed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day.

96TH OSCARS® SHORTLISTS IN 10 AWARD CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in 10 categories for the 96th Academy Awards®: Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound and Visual Effects.
 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature Film category for the 96th Academy Awards.  One hundred sixty-seven films were eligible in the category. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“American Symphony”
“Apolonia, Apolonia”
“Beyond Utopia”
“Bobi Wine: The People’s President”
“Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy”
“The Eternal Memory”
“Four Daughters”
“Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project”
“In the Rearview”
“Stamped from the Beginning”
“Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie”
“A Still Small Voice”
“32 Sounds”
“To Kill a Tiger”
“20 Days in Mariupol”

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Short Film category for the 96th Academy Awards.  One hundred fourteen films qualified in the category. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“The ABCs of Book Banning”
“The Barber of Little Rock”
“Bear”
“Between Earth & Sky”
“Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games”
“Camp Courage”
“Deciding Vote”
“How We Get Free”
“If Dreams Were Lightning: Rural Healthcare Crisis”
“Island in Between”
“The Last Repair Shop”
“Last Song from Kabul”
“Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó”
“Oasis”
“Wings of Dust”

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Fifteen films will advance to the next round of voting in the International Feature Film category for the 96th Academy Awards.  Films from 88 countries and regions were eligible in the category.

Academy members from all branches were invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting and must have met a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category.

In the nominations round, Academy members from all branches are invited to opt in to participate and must view all 15 shortlisted films to vote.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

Armenia, “Amerikatsi”
Bhutan, “The Monk and the Gun”
Denmark, “The Promised Land”
Finland, “Fallen Leaves”
France, “The Taste of Things”
Germany, “The Teachers’ Lounge”
Iceland, “Godland”
Italy, “Io Capitano”
Japan, “Perfect Days”
Mexico, “Totem”
Morocco, “The Mother of All Lies”
Spain, “Society of the Snow”
Tunisia, “Four Daughters”
Ukraine, “20 Days in Mariupol”
United Kingdom, “The Zone of Interest”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING 
Ten films will advance in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 96th Academy Awards.  All members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films on Sunday, January 14, 2024.  Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar® consideration.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“Beau Is Afraid”
“Ferrari”
“Golda”
“Killers of the Flower Moon”
“The Last Voyage of the Demeter”
“Maestro”
“Napoleon”
“Oppenheimer”
“Poor Things”
“Society of the Snow”

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Fifteen scores will advance in the Original Score category for the 96th Academy Awards.  One hundred forty-eight scores were eligible in the category.  Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The scores, listed in alphabetical order by film title, are:

“American Fiction”
“American Symphony”
“Barbie”
“The Boy and the Heron”
“The Color Purple”
“Elemental”
“The Holdovers”
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”
“Killers of the Flower Moon”
“Oppenheimer”
“Poor Things”
“Saltburn”
“Society of the Snow”
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
“The Zone of Interest”

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Fifteen songs will advance in the Original Song category for the 96th Academy Awards.  Ninety-four songs were eligible in the category.  Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title:

“It Never Went Away” from “American Symphony”
“Dear Alien (Who Art In Heaven)” from “Asteroid City”
“Dance The Night” from “Barbie”
“I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie”
“What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie”
“Keep It Movin’” from “The Color Purple”
“Superpower (I)” from “The Color Purple”
“The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot”
“High Life” from “Flora and Son”
“Meet In The Middle” from “Flora and Son”
“Can’t Catch Me Now” from “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes”
“Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from “Killers of the Flower Moon”
“Quiet Eyes” from “Past Lives”
“Road To Freedom” from “Rustin”
“Am I Dreaming” from “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Fifteen films will advance in the Animated Short Film category for the 96th Academy Awards.  Ninety-three films qualified in the category.  Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“Boom”
“Eeva”
“Humo (Smoke)”
“I’m Hip”
“A Kind of Testament”
“Koerkorter (Dog Apartment)”
“Letter to a Pig”
“Ninety-Five Senses”
“Once upon a Studio”
“Our Uniform”
“Pachyderme”
“Pete”
“27”
“War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko”
“Wild Summon”

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Fifteen films will advance in the Live Action Short Film category for the 96th Academy Awards.  One hundred eighty-seven films qualified in the category.  For the first time, Academy members from all branches were invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting and must have met a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category.

In the nominations round, Academy members from all branches are invited to opt in to participate and must view all 15 shortlisted films to vote.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“The After”
“The Anne Frank Gift Shop”
“An Avocado Pit”
“Bienvenidos a Los Angeles”
“Dead Cat”
“Good Boy”
“Invincible”
“Invisible Border”
“Knight of Fortune”
“The One Note Man”
“Red, White and Blue”
“The Shepherd”
“Strange Way of Life”
“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”
“Yellow”

SOUND
Ten films will advance in the Sound category for the 96th Academy Awards.  All eligible members of the Sound Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.  Academy members will be invited to view excerpts from each of the shortlisted films beginning Thursday, January 11, 2024, in the San Francisco Bay area, followed by London, Los Angeles and New York.  Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“Barbie”
“The Creator”
“Ferrari”
“The Killer”
“Killers of the Flower Moon”
“Maestro”
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”
“Napoleon”
“Oppenheimer”
“The Zone of Interest”

VISUAL EFFECTS
Ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 96th Academy Awards.  The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist.  All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, January 13, 2024.  Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

“The Creator”
“Godzilla Minus One”
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”
“Napoleon”
“Poor Things”
“Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire”
“Society of the Snow”
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Nominations voting begins on Thursday, January 11, 2024, and concludes on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

Nominations for the 96th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.


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ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES THIRD ANNUAL GALA HONORING MERYL STREEP, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, OPRAH WINFREY, AND SOFIA COPPOLA RAISES OVER $10 MILLION.

With Featured Performance by Billie Eilish and Finneas,
Gala was Co-Chaired by Ava Duvernay, Dr. Eric Esrailian, Halle Berry, and Ryan Murphy, Presented by Rolex.

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 3, 2023) – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which held its third annual gala tonight, raised over $10 million to support the museum’s exhibitions, education initiatives, and public programming, including screenings, K-12 programs, and access initiatives in service of the general public and the local community of Los Angeles. Dedicated to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking, the gala was generously presented by Rolex—Founding Supporter and Official Watch Partner of the Academy Museum—and co-chaired by Academy Award -nominated director Ava DuVernay, Academy Museum Trustee, physician, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Dr. Eric Esrailian, Academy Award-winning actor and Academy Museum supporter Halle Berry, and Academy Museum Trustee and screenwriter, director, producer Ryan Murphy.

The celebratory evening, commemorating the acclaimed museum’s two-year anniversary, was a star-studded affair that honored four Hollywood icons for their contributions to film both past and present. Greta Gerwig presented three-time Academy Award-winner and 21-time Academy Award-nominated actor Meryl Streep with the Academy Museum Gala Icon Award, celebrating her significant global cultural impact. The Visionary Award was presented to Academy Award-winning and three-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and actor Sofia Coppola by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chloe Zhao for her extensive body of work that has advanced the art of cinema. This year’s Vantage Award was presented by Christopher Nolan to award-winning actor, producer, and director Michael B. Jordan, whose sister Jamila Jordan accepted on his behalf, for his work as an emerging artist who is helping to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema. Global media leader Oprah Winfrey received the Pillar Award from Gala Co-Chair Ava Duvernay, acknowledging her exemplary leadership and support for the Academy Museum.

The event was attended by some of Hollywood’s most prolific and notable actors, filmmakers, and industry executives as well as members of the event’s host committee who came together to support the museum. Guests included: Addison Rae, Adria Arjona, Adrien Brody, Alana Haim, Aldis Hodge, Alicia Vikander, Allan DiCastro, Amber Valletta, America Ferrera, Andrew Durham, Angela Bassett, Anna Diop, Anna Kendrick, Arianne Phillips, Aunjanue Ellis, Aurora James, Awkwafina, Aziz Ansari, B.J. Novak, Barry Keoghan, Bettina Korek, Brit Marling, Brooklyn Peltz Beckham, Bryce Dallas Howard, Camila Morrone, Camille Rowe, Cara Delevigne, Cara Jade Myers, Carolyn Murphy, Charles Melton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloe Zhao, Chris Briney, Chrissy Teigen, Christina Ricci, Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphy, Clara Wong, Claudia Sulewski, Colman Domingo, Cord Jefferson, Corey Hawkins, Courtney B. Vance, D.V. DeVincentis, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinart, Danielle Brooks, Danielle Haim, Danny Ramirez, David Oyelowo, Deepika Padukone, Demi Moore, Diana Silvers, Drew Kuhse, Dua Lipa, Elizabeth Banks, Emerald Fennell, Este Haim, Eva Longoria, Fantasia Barrino, Finneas Baird O’Connell,  Gael Garcia Bernal, Gayle King, Gemma Chan, George C. Wolfe, Gia Coppola, Glenn Howerton, Grace Van Patten, Greta Gerwig, Greta Lee, Hailey Bieber, Hari Nef, Harley Viera Newton, Henry Golding, Irene Neuwirth, Irwin Winkler, Jack Huston, Jamie Mizrahi, JaNae Collins, Jared Leto, Jay Ellis, Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Connelly, Jesse Plemons, Jesse Williams, JJ Abrams, Jodie Turner Smith, John Legend, Jon Batiste, Jon Bernthal, José Bastón, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joseph Lee, Julia Garner, Julianne Moore, Jurnee Smollett, Kaia Gerber, Karlie Kloss, Kate Mulleavy, Ke Huy Quan, Keke Palmer, Kelly Lynch, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Kendall Jenner, Kerry Condon, Kim Gordon, Kirsten Dunst, Kyle MacLachlan, LaKeith Stanfield, Lamorne Morris, Laura Harrier, Laura Mulleavy, Lauren Santo Domingo, Lenny Kravitz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Liz Raposo, Luke Wilson, Lupita Nyong’o, Maggie Betts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Margaret Qualley, Margo Winkler, Mark Bradford, Mason Gooding, Max Minghella, Meghann Fahy, Michaela J. Rodriguez, Michelle Williams, Miky Lee, Mitch Glazer, Molly Gordon, Molly Shannon, Nat Wolff, Natasha Lyonne, Nicholas Galitzine, Nicola Peltz Beckham, Nicolas Ghesquière, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nina Garcia, Niousha Noor, Olivia Wilde, Paul Bettany, Paul Giamatti, Peter Sarsgaard, Phoebe Dynevor, Phoebe Tonkin, Rachel Morrison, Rachel Sennott , Rachel Zegler, Rashida Jones, Regina Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Roger Ross Williams, Ryan Bathe, Salma Hayak, Samara Weaving, Sandra Oh, Saoirse Ronan, Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen, Shameik Moore, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Stan Walker, Stephanie Hsu, Stephen Galloway, Sterling K. Brown, Taraji P Henson, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Taylour Paige, Teyana Taylor, Tom Blyth, Tracee Ellis Ross, Willem Dafoe, Youree Henley, Zachary Quinto, Zazie Beetz, Zoë Kravitz and more.

Director and President of the Academy Museum, Jacqueline Stewart, welcomed guests during cocktails in the museum’s Sidney Poitier Lobby. Guests then danced along to a special beatnik dance performance choreographed by Stephen Galloway as they made their way to dinner on the Dolby Family Terrace, which, this year, took design inspiration from the Hollywood landmark restaurant, Chasen’s. Before ending their evening, guests were treated to a surprise musical performance by Billie Eilish and Finneas, and concluded their night with a visit to the museum’s new exhibition, John Waters: Pope of Trash,  the first retrospective dedicated to Waters’s six-decade film career.

The event and design was conceived by Gala Creative Director Lisa Love, and Artistic Director Raúl Àvila, with talent relations overseen by Special Projects and musical direction by Keith Baptista, choreography by Jen Green and Stephan Galloway, and costume direction by Jacqui Getty in collaboration with STAUD. Clarendelle & Domaine Clarence Dillon, the Academy Museum official wine partner, provided wine for the evening. 

The Icon, Visionary, and Vantage Awards, fabricated by UAP, are solid cast stainless steel statuettes inspired by historic versions of the Oscar statuette; they are mirror polished by hand and attached to a cast bronze base with an engraved stainless steel nameplate affixed. The Pillar Award, designed by the Haas Brothers and fabricated by UAP, is solid cast bronze, hand polished, hand stamped, and triple plated in nickel, copper, and 24k gold.

Now in its third year, the Academy Museum Gala is an annual fundraiser and celebration that reflects the museum’s mission to advance the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema and to expand knowledge and conversation about cinema as a global art form and cultural force.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY MUSEUM

The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s LEED Gold certified campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters — the David Geffen Theater and Ted Mann Theater — the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries and store are open six days a week, from 10am to 6pm and are closed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day. 

ABOUT ROLEX AND CINEMA

For many decades, Rolex has maintained close ties with the world of cinema. Its watches have played a role in numerous films, including Oscar®-winning masterpieces. The company promotes excellence, encourages the preservation and transmission of the cinematic arts and celebrates progress by accompanying cinema legends and budding talents: through its Testimonies such as Martin Scorsese and James Cameron, its partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Rolex mentoring programme for talented young filmmakers. Rolex has partnered the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2017, serving as Proud Sponsor of the Oscars®, h osting the event’s Greenroom, while also supporting the Governors Awards, recognizing lifetime achievement in film. To assist in the preservation of film history for future generations, Rolex became a Founding Supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. The partnership between Rolex and cinema is part of the brand’s Perpetual Arts Initiative, which supports leading cultural institutions and talented artists in a long-term commitment to global culture and to perpetuating artistic heritage.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to present Third Annual Academy Museum Gala to Honor Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Coppola on October 14, 2023.

PRESENTED BY ROLEX, THE GALA RAISES SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FOR THE ACADEMY MUSEUM’S EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS, AND EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS2023 GALA CO CHAIRS INCLUDE AVA DUVERNAY, DR. ERIC ESRAILIAN, HALLE BERRY, AND RYAN MURPHY.

Academy Museum Gala Host Committee to Include Adrien Brody, Aldis Hodge, Ariana DeBose, Ashley Park, Billie Lourd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Catherine Martin, Chloë Sevigny, Colin Farrell, Colman Domingo, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Deadwyler, Demi Moore, Don Cheadle, Eddie Redmayne, Elle Fanning, Eve Hewson, Gabrielle Union, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Goldie Hawn, Jared Leto, Jay Ellis, Jeff Goldblum, Jeffrey Wright, Jodie Turner Smith, Joel Kim Booster, John Travolta, Kate Hudson, Keke Palmer, Kirsten Dunst, Letitia Wright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matt Bomer, Meg Ryan, Michael Keaton, Naomi Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde, Questlove, Rachel Zegler, Rashida Jones, Regina Hall, Rian Johnson, Riley Keough, Rita Wilson, Selma Blair, Seth Rogen, Sharon Stone, Stephanie Hsu, Steven Yeun, Tom Hanks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Yorgos Lanthimos, Zoë Kravitz, and More.

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 15, 2023 – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced details of its third annual fundraising gala, to be held on October 14, 2023. The Academy Museum Gala will celebrate the acclaimed museum’s two-year anniversary and will honor three-time Academy Award-winner and 21-time Academy Award-nominated actor Meryl Streep, award-winning actor, producer and director Michael B. Jordan, Academy Award-nominated actress and producer, author, and global media leader Oprah Winfrey, and Academy Award-winning and three-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and actor Sofia Coppola.

As a fundraiser, the event has been greenlit to move forward by WGA and SAG-AFTRA. The evening will help raise vital funds to support museum exhibitions, education initiatives, and public programming, including screenings, K-12 programs, and access initiatives in service of the general public and the local community of Los Angeles. Supported by Rolex, the official watch partner and founding supporter of the Academy Museum, the Gala is being co-chaired by Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay, Academy Museum Trustee, physician, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Dr. Eric Esrailian, Academy Award-winning actor and Academy Museum supporter Halle Berry, and Academy Museum Trustee and screenwriter, director, producer Ryan Murphy.

“We are excited to gather again at our third annual Academy Museum Gala to celebrate the power, global impact, and indelible importance of cinema. I am truly honored to recognize four artists, Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Coppola, whose creativity and passion have inspired and shaped our culture in such powerful ways,” said Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum. “We are truly grateful to our co-chairs Ava DuVernay, Dr. Eric Esrailian, Halle Berry and Ryan Murphy, for hosting this special evening and to Rolex for their continued support of the Museum and cinema worldwide.”

The four awards presented at the Academy Museum Gala reflect the museum’s continued mission to advance the understanding, celebration, and preservation of film and to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema. The awards presented at this year’s gala include:

  • The Icon Award, presented to Meryl Streep, celebrating an artist whose career has had a significant global cultural impact.
  • The Vantage Award, presented to Michael B. Jordan, honoring an emerging artist or scholar who is helping to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema.
  • The Pillar Award, presented to Oprah Winfrey, which acknowledges exemplary leadership and support for the Academy Museum.
  • The Visionary Award, presented to Sofia Coppola, honoring an artist or scholar whose innovations have advanced the art of cinema.

The 2023 Academy Gala Host Committee, also announced today, includes Adrien Brody, Aldis Hodge, Ariana DeBose, Ashley Park, Billie Lourd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Catherine Martin, Chloë Sevigny, Colin Farrell, Colman Domingo, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Deadwyler, Demi Moore, Don Cheadle, Eddie Redmayne, Elle Fanning, Eve Hewson, Gabrielle Union, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Goldie Hawn, Jared Leto, Jay Ellis, Jeff Goldblum, Jeffrey Wright, Jodie Turner Smith, Joel Kim Booster, John Travolta, Kate Hudson, Keke Palmer, Kirsten Dunst, Letitia Wright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matt Bomer, Meg Ryan, Michael Keaton, Naomi Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde, Questlove, Rachel Zegler, Rashida Jones, Regina Hall, Rian Johnson, Riley Keough, Rita Wilson, Selma Blair, Seth Rogen, Sharon Stone, Stephanie Hsu, Steven Yeun, Tom Hanks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Yorgos Lanthimos, Zoë Kravitz, and More among others.

The 2022 Academy Museum Gala honored Julia Roberts, Miky Lee, Sir Steve McQueen, and Tilda Swinton and the 2021 Academy Museum Opening Gala honored Haile Gerima and Sophia Loren as well as Academy Museum Campaign Leaders Annette Bening, Bob Iger, and Tom Hanks.

Additional details about the gala will be announced in the coming months.

ABOUT ROLEX AND CINEMA
For many decades, Rolex has maintained close ties with the world of cinema. Its watches have played a role in numerous films, including Oscar® -winning masterpieces. The company promotes excellence, encourages the preservation and transmission of the cinematic arts and celebrates progress by accompanying cinema legends and budding talents: through its Testimonees such as Martin Scorsese and James Cameron, its partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative for talented young filmmakers. Rolex has partnered the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2017, serving as Proud Sponsor of the Oscars, hosting the event’s Greenroom, while also supporting the Governors Awards, recognizing lifetime achievement in film. To assist in the preservation of film history for future generations, Rolex became a Founding Supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. Through its support of the film industry, Rolex champions excellence, the perpetuation of knowledge, the conservation of the art of filmmaking and the rise of new talent.

Images: Meryl Streep, photo by Brigitte Lacombe; Michael B. Jordan, photo by Juan Veloz; Oprah Winfrey, photo by Ruven Afanador; Sofia Coppola, photo by Melodie McDaniel

About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

Turner Classic Movies and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures hosts an evening on TCM for Silent Sunday Nights.

https://www.academymuseum.org/en/programs/series/silent-sundays?lid=8dfni3y8qp9q

LOS ANGELES – As a nod to Turner Classic Movies (TCM)’s “Silent Sunday Nights,” hosted by Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart, the museum is launching a series of silent film screenings. Historian David Pierce has concluded that only 26% of American silent features survive in complete form. Both TCM and the Academy Museum are dedicated to showcasing the films of this important period in filmmaking history as part of our cultural heritage. Taking place on Sundays at 2pm, Silent Sundays will showcase iconic movies from the silent era as well as forgotten gems and international classics.

Programmed by Bernardo Rondeau.
Notes by Dorota Lech, K.J. Relth-Miller, and Robert Reneau.

TCM Sunday Silent Film Schedule July 23 – August 27, 2023

Academy Museum Hosts an Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

LIVELY EVENT FEATURED THE LAUNCH OF SCHWARZENEGGER’S TWO-VOLUME BOOK PUBLISHED BY TASCHEN, A CONVERSATION WITH EDITOR DIAN HANSON, AND A 3D SCREENING OF  TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991).

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – On June 28, 2023 the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures hosted An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger, celebrating the release of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s limited edition two-volume book, ARNOLD, published by TASCHEN at the David Geffen Theater at the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum. Nearly 1000 guests joined Schwarzenegger and the museum to celebrate his life, accomplishments, and history of unforgettable performances. 

The evening began with introductions by Doris Berger, Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at the Academy Museum, and Benedikt Taschen, Publisher and Founder of TASCHEN. Schwarzenegger then joined ARNOLD editor Dian Hanson, Senior Editor and Writer at TASCHEN, in the museum’s David Geffen Theater for an on-stage conversation followed by a 3D screening of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The two provided an inside look at the decade-long collaborative process of making the one-of-a-kind book with personal stories and anecdotes shared along the way. During the conversation, Schwarzenegger and Hanson touched upon his upbringing in Austria, becoming the Terminator, working with James Cameron, and housebreaking donkeys. 

An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger was livestreamed on the Academy Museum’s YouTube channel and will remain online until next week.  

The limited edition publication ARNOLD is available to order via the Academy Museum Store.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces Board of Trustees members.

ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES ELECTS TRAVIS KNIGHT TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES; EFFIE T. BROWN NAMED HONORARY TRUSTEE IN RECOGNITION OF HER INSTRUMENTAL SUPPORT OF MUSEUM CONTENT.

Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 2023The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced the election of LAIKA president and CEO, producer, director, and animator Travis Knight to its Board of Trustees. The museum also announced the appointment of motion picture producer and former chair of the Academy Museum Inclusion Advisory Committee, Effie T. Brown, as an honorary trustee—a lifetime position—effective July 1, 2023.

As the governing body of the Academy Museum, the Board leads the museum toward a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, in addition to securing adequate resources to advance the museum’s mission. Knight and Brown will help continue the success of the museum and its social impact for audiences worldwide.

The Board of Trustees has also re-elected Patricia Bellinger Balzer, Arnaud Boetsch, Olivier de Givenchy, Ray Halbritter, Ryan Murphy, Regina Scully, whose current terms end June 30, 2023, for another three-year term.

Ted Sarandos, Board Chair and Co-CEO of Netflix, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Travis Knight to the Board of Trustees. He is an extraordinary leader who has already made such an impact on the industry at large through his groundbreaking advancements in the art of stop-motion animation and live-action moviemaking.” He continues, “We are also proud to recognize Effie T. Brown, a talented producer who has been a crucial voice for diversity and inclusion at the museum, with this lifetime honorary position.”

Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart added, “I join Ted and the entire Academy Museum Board of Trustees in welcoming Travis and Effie. Their commitment to philanthropy and to the advancement of all the disciplines of moviemaking will help the Academy Museum share with our visitors the stories of the past, present, and future of cinema.”

Knight joins current and re-elected Board members Ted Sarandos, Chair; Miky Lee (Mie Kyung Lee), Vice-Chair; Kimberly Steward, Secretary; Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer; Patricia Bellinger Balzer; Jason Blum; Arnaud Boetsch; Olivier de Givenchy; David Dolby; Sidonie Seydoux Dumas; Eric Esrailian; Julia S. Gouw; Ray Halbritter; Tom Hanks; Bill Kramer; David Linde; Eva Longoria; Ryan Murphy; Isis Mussenden; Dominic Ng; Katherine L. Oliver; Alejandro Ramírez Magaña; Shira Ruderman; Regina K. Scully; Jacqueline Stewart; Emma Thomas; Janet Yang; and Kevin Yeaman. Brown joins Honorary Trustee Sid Ganis.

About Travis Knight and Effie T. Brown

Travis Knight, as LAIKA President and CEO, has led all key creative and business decisions at the studio since its founding in 2005. He was lead animator on Coraline (2009), producer on ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014), and Missing Link (2019), and he won the BAFTA Award for directing Kubo and the Two Strings (2016). Under his leadership, LAIKA has garnered worldwide distinction for its melding of the age-old craft of stop-motion with the most cutting-edge cinematic advances and manufacturing techniques. As a result, every LAIKA film has been nominated for an Animated Feature Film Oscar®Kubo and the Two Strings also garnered a Visual Effects Oscar nomination, only the second time in the history of the Academy that an animated film was heralded in this way. Knight made his live-action directorial debut with Paramount’s hit film Bumblebee (2018). He is directing LAIKA’s next animated feature film Wildwood, which is the most ambitious stop-motion animated film ever attempted.

Knight sits on the boards of LAIKA and Nike. He, his wife Maryse Knight, and their family live in Oregon. 

Effie T. Brown (Honorary Trustee) is the CEO and majority owner of Gamechanger Films, where she leads the charge in producing, developing, and financing content by and about women, POC, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.

Prior to joining Gamechanger Films, Brown produced Sundance Film Festival winners, Real Women Have Curves (2002), Dear White People (2014) and Rocket Science (2007). Turning to television, Brown appeared and produced HBO’s Project Greenlight as well as executive produced Lee Daniels’ Star on FOX and Disney Channel’s Zombies (2018). 

In 2021, Gamechanger Films co-financed Netflix’s Passing (2021), starring Tessa Thompson. Other recent projects include Amazon’s Run Sweetheart Run (2020), and The Inspection (2022), which was a co-financing and producing venture with A24. The Inspection (2022) received three Independent Spirit Awards nominations, was honored at the GLAAD Awards, and won Outstanding Independent Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards.

Gamechanger’s 2023 slate includes climate justice documentary Save Yourself!  in partnership with TAZO Tea, Sorcerority, starring and co-produced by Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union, and Haant, a horror feature rooted in Gullah-Geeche mysticism.

As a distinguished member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Brown also serves on the Academy Museum Inclusion Advisory Committee and the Producers Branch Executive Committee.

Images: (left) Travis Knight, photo courtesy of LAIKA; (right) Effie T. Brown

About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

NEW SEASON OF THE ACADEMY MUSEUM PODCAST FROM THE ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES AND LAIST STUDIOS EXPLORES THE ROLE OF CASTING.

Launching June 15, Director and President of the Academy Museum Jacqueline Stewart Returns as Host to Explore the Art and Influence of Casting throughout the History of Cinema.

Los Angeles, CA, May 24, 2023The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is continuing its partnership with LAist Studios to release a new season of The Academy Museum Podcast, an audio series that draws inspiration from the museum’s galleries to further expand upon both pivotal and lesser known stories across the history of cinema. Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum, returns as host when the season launches on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

The second season, titled “Close Up on Casting,” was inspired by Stewart’s observation that museum visitors gravitate to the Performance gallery that features audition tapes, early Polaroid photos of actors, and casting directors’ notes. The question of “who gets the part?” has evolved over time, and Stewart seeks to break down this essential and often misunderstood element of the filmmaking process. Each episode explores different themes that help explain the immense influence that casting directors can have on the success of a film and the career trajectories of actors.

Episodes include revelatory interviews and in-depth conversations with casting directors and scholars, including Cara Caddoo, Reuben Cannon, Sarah Finn, Eric Goldberg, Kimberly Hardin, Mary Hidalgo, Lora Kennedy, Laurie Parker, David Rubin, and Patricia White. In addition, this season features archival audio and other exclusive content that will only be accessible through the podcast. Listeners can find the series on the Academy Museum and LAist Studios websites, as well as on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and other podcast platforms.
 
Among the stories that will be featured in the 10-episode season are:
 

  • “The Casting of Rebecca: Vivien Leigh vs. Joan Fontaine”
  • “Typecasting and the Studio System: The Case of Noble Johnson”
  • “Innovators in New Hollywood: Marion Dougherty + Lynn Stalmaster”
  • “Breaking Boundaries in the ‘70s: Reuben Cannon”
  • “Typecasting Revisited: In the Cut and Casting Against Type”

The inaugural season of the podcast, “And The Oscar Goes To…, went behind the scenes of touchstone Academy Awardsceremonies, probing key social and cultural moments that impacted film artists as well as film fans over the years. Notable episodes include “1957: The Brave One,”which explored the history of blacklisting in Hollywood, and “2002: This Door Has Been Opened,” which featured Halle Berry’s reflections on her historic Best Actress Oscar win.


Credit: Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

About Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) and LAist Studios
Southern California Public Radio (scpr.org) is a member-supported multi-platform public media organization that has garnered more than 500 journalistic honors since 1999. Recognized as a national leader in public service journalism and civic engagement, SCPR’s flagship radio station, LAist 89.3 (formerly KPCC), reaches more than 900,000 listeners every week as the most listened-to public radio news service across Southern California. The network’s five stations (89.3 KPCC-FM, 89.1 KUOR-FM, 90.3 KVLA-FM, 89.9 FM, and 89.5 KJAI-FM) deliver award-winning local news coverage to the diverse communities of the region, including a robust slate of signature programs from NPR, APM, the BBC and PRI. LAist (laist.com) is a digital news site committed to in-depth reporting about life in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Its award-winning work reaches over seven million people per month, and in 2019, the brand grew to include LAist Studios (laiststudios.com), a dedicated podcast development and production studio. Furthering SCPR’s commitment to premium on-demand audio storytelling, podcasts from LAist Studios aim to reflect the ethos of Los Angeles—a forward-looking, minority-majority community built upon unmatched diversity, inclusion, and drive—going beyond geographical borders to connect with listeners around the globe who share the LA state of mind.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces 2023 Summer Programs.

PROGRAMMING INCLUDES A CONCERT FILM SERIES; BOOK SIGNING WITH OSCAR®-WINNING COSTUME DESIGNER; SPOTLIGHT ON KOREAN WOMEN DIRECTORS; BOB BAKER MARIONETTE THEATER PRIDE MONTH EVENTS; FREE ACCESS TO SHORT FILM SCREENINGS; A CLOSING FILM SERIES FOR REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA 1898–1971; AND MUCH MORE.

Special guests include Patricia Arquette, Renée Baker, Kathryn Bostic, Ruth E. Carter, Metallica band members, Yim Soon-rye, and Diane Warren.

Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2023—The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures continues its extensive repertoire of public programming with an announcement of new film series, public events, and education programs to kick off the summer season. New programs feature a conversation and book signing with Oscar® -winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter on July 29; a conversation with 14-time Oscar-nominee and Governors Award recipient Diane Warren on August 24, as well as in-gallery programming and family workshops throughout the month of June. 

Film programming begins on June 1 with a Spotlight screening of Desk Set (1957) starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, followed by a post-screening Q&A with author Claire L. Evans and Associate Director of Reference and Public Services at the Margaret Herrick Library Elizabeth Youle. Limited film series begin on June 8 with A New Wave of K-Cinema: Korean Women Director s and June 10 with Summer of Music: Concert Films 1959–2020; July 6 with Regeneration, Remixed;July 20 with Dick Smith: The Godfather of Makeup; and July 23 with Silent Sundays . These series join the museum’s ongoing film series Oscar® Sundays, Family Matinees, Branch Selects, and Available Space. The Academy Museum also announced it will be screening Weekend Short Cuts: Looney Tunes Afternoons ,a suite of classic Looney Tunes animated short films every Saturday and Sunday June 2–August 26 at 3pm in the state-of-the-art David Geffen Theater (DGT). Entry to Weekend Short Cuts is freewith the purchase of a general admission ticket.

“We designed a season of public programming that complements what visitors encounter in our galleries. The museum is truly immersive for audiences; a place where people can come to interact with the many crafts of filmmaking; and a destination for people to watch, absorb, learn about, and engage with movies, all at the same time,” said Amy Homma, Chief Audience Officer of the Academy Museum.

She continued, “Here, people can visit The Godfather gallery, see the craftsmanship up close, then join us in the David Geffen Theater to see all the pieces come together on the big screen. They can walk through the history of Black cinema in the Regeneration exhibition, then follow that story into the present as they attend a book signing and conversation with Ruth E. Carter. And, we’re thrilled that weekend audiences will be able to see animated short films–many of which are rare to see in a theatrical setting–starting this summer.”

To officially launch the summer season, the Academy Museum will host akickoff event on Friday, June 2 from 2pm to 8pm. Summer Jam will take place on The Walt Disney Company Piazza and feature art-making activities, food by Fanny’s, drinks, photo activations, and music—all free and open to the public. Attendees will have free access to the museum’s galleries from 4pm to 8pm on a first-come, first-served basis; capacity is limited. Attendees will also receive a 15% discount on purchases at the Academy Museum store that evening. 

The Academy Museum Store will continue its popular book signings on July 29 with two time Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter who will be signing her new book The Art of Ruth E. Carter: Costuming Black History and the Afrofuture, from Do the Right Thing to Black Panther. The program, held from 5pm to 8pm will also include an illustrated conversation with Carter to bring the book to life. Tickets can be found here and include a copy of the book.

Songwriter Diane Warren will join Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart for a conversation on August 24. The program, An Evening with Diane Warren , will give a special look into the power of song in film. As one of the most prolific artists of all time, Warren has penned 9 number one hits and 32 top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She is an Honorary Oscar recipient, has received 14 Academy Award® nominations, and her songs have been featured in more than 150 motion pictures.

Beginning on June 8, the screening series A New Wave of K-Cinema: Korean Women Directors consists of contemporary films that explore the complexities of diverse conditions faced in contemporary Korean culture, including the trauma of domestic violence, investigations into gender and class politics, humanity’s relation to nature and the environment, and love and friendship. Each film conveys its narrative through the unique lens of its director’s keen perception, remarkable sensibility, and earnest engagement with its subjects. The 10-film series opens with two works by Yim Soon-rye, a prominent director and an advocate for women in film.

This June, July, and August, the museum hosts Summer of Music: Concert Films 1959–2020. Spanning seven decades and several continents, genres, and filmmaking styles, the concert film series showcases iconic and inspiring musical performances captured on film一 from dizzying eclectic festival bills to intimate artist showcases. Featured performers include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Ozzy Ozborne, and BeyoncéThe limited series kicks off with Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959) on June 10 and concludes with Metallica: Through the Never in 3D (2013) on August 26, featuring a special post-screening conversation with members of the band Metallica.

In celebration of the Academy Museum’s landmark exhibition Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 —ahead of its closing date of July 16, 2023–the museum will present Regeneration, Remixed. The limited series takes another look at the period covered in the exhibition, this time through a contemporary lens. It serves as a dialogue between living Black filmmakers and the complicated cultural and cinematic legacies they face, to offer new visions and ideas of what Black cinema was and can be. This series also features new scores performed live by renowned composers Renée Baker and Kathryn Bostic of race films directed by Oscar Micheaux and Richard E. Norman, respectively. The series begins on July 6 with a 70mm screening of Jordan Peele’s Nope (2022).

Dick Smith: The Godfather of Makeup showcases work from the groundbreaking makeup artist. Smith is best remembered for his realistic aging makeup, notably for Dustin Hoffman as Jack Crabb in Little Big Man (1970) and F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984), the latter for which he won an Academy Award® with Paul LeBlanc. Smith’s experimentation with materials went beyond full-face masks to employ multiple overlapping foam latex pieces, allowing actors a fuller range of facial expressions and resulting in massive shifts in the field. The screening series begins with a screening on July 20 of The Godfather (1972)—a film currently being celebrated in the gallery The Art of Moviemaking: The Godfather, on view through January 5, 2025.

In the Academy Museum’s ongoing pursuit to illuminate the many histories of filmmaking, it is launching Silent Sundays, a series of silent film screenings with a nod to Turner Classic Movies (TCM)’s “Silent Sunday Nights,” hosted by Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart. Taking place on Sundays at 2pm running July 23 to August 27, Silent Sundays showcases iconic movies from the silent era as well as forgotten gems and international classics. The program kicks off on July 23 with a live score of Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s silent masterpiece Earth (Zemlya) (1930) arranged by composer Luke Corradine, and culminates on August 27 with a 100th anniversary celebration of the silent comedy classic Safety Last! (1923) featuring a score arranged by legendary American composer Carl Davis.


ONGOING SERIES AND PROGRAMS

  • Oscar® Sundays: Held every Sunday evening in the David Geffen Theater, this series celebrates films that have been honored at the Academy Awards®. Through June, July, and August, the Academy Museum celebrates the centennial of The Walt Disney Company with a decades-spanning assortment of their Oscar-winning and nominated films. The series kicks off with the North American premiere screening of the new digital restoration of Cinderella (1950).
  • Family Matinees: Held every Saturday for families of all ages, Family Matinee screenings through the summer season will also focus on showcasing timeless Disney classics to celebrate the centennial of The Walt Disney Company.
  • Branch Selects:Each week, a different branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selects a film—from silent cinema to contemporary films—that represents a major achievement in the evolution of moviemaking and its unique disciplines. The summer selections focus on films made from 1976 to 1989. Films screen every Tuesday in the David Geffen Theater.
  • Available Space: Monthly series showcasing experimental and independent film and media. Summer programming features a screening of Made in Hollywood by Bruce and Norman Yonemoto with appearances by Bruce Yonemoto and Patricia Arquette, as well as an evening with artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman including screenings of her short and mid-length works, and the Los Angeles premiere of minimalist filmmaker James Benning’s latest, Allensworth (2022), with filmmaker Benning in attendance.
  • Stories of Cinema Drop-In Tours : All are welcome to join public drop-in style gallery conversations to explore moviemakers, their ideas, and beloved movie objects in conversation with museum educators. The tours are free with admission, from 1pm to 3pm on Fridays.
  • Drop-In Workshops for Teens : Held on the third Friday of every month from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and designed for teens ages 14 and up, Drop-In Workshops for Teens include various activities such as artmaking, experimenting with movie making equipment, and learning the elements of filmmaking. All workshops are free with museum admission and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Drop-In Workshops for Families: Held the first three Saturdays of every month, Drop-In Workshops for Families are designed for families with children ages 2 and up. They are also free with museum admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For Pride Month (June), the Academy Museum celebrates with a selection of educational and entertaining programs. Activities include Pride-focused Drop-In Tours led by drag artists from 1pm to 3pm on Fridays and aDrop-In Workshop for Teens with Drag queen Pickle and friends who will give a Drag 101 class, discussing the influence of drag culture in media and representation in film, complete with instruction on how to vogue!. The museum has also partnered with the Bob Baker Marionette Theater to host Drop-In Workshops for Families and marionette shows. The shows celebrate love, self-acceptance, and community through a musical marionette lineup of proud puppets performing a confection of medleys from LGBTQ+ icons, queer history, and more.

Education and family programs are ongoing at the Academy Museum, complementary to the film programming. Programs take place throughout the museum in exhibition galleries, theaters, and the Shirley Temple Education Studio.

ASL Interpreted Tours for the hard of hearing and Deaf communities and Visual Description Tours for the low vision and blind communities are offered monthly as well as Calm Morning programs and accommodative Family Matinee film screenings for neurodivergent viewers. A full schedule of Family Matinees may be accessed here .

You can see the full schedule of the Academy Museum’s film screenings and public and educational programs here.

TICKETS AND ADMISSION

Tickets for film screenings and public programs are sold separately and do not require general admission to the museum. All tickets are available through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website .

Film screening tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62+), $5 for students, $5 for children (ages 17 and younger), and $8 for Museum Members. Admission to daytime film screenings is $5.

Public and education program tickets range from free with admission to $20 for adults.

Museum Members receive complimentary general admission for unlimited visits and priority admission. Visitors can learn more about membership benefits, which include a 10% discount in the Academy Museum Store, and exclusive members-only advance film screenings, by visiting the museum’s website.

 

The Academy Museum’s 2022–2023 film programming is generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.

Additional funding provided by Participant, in support of programs that engage diverse audiences in the intersection of art and activism; generous support of Televisa Foundation-Univision Foundation in celebration of Mexican Cinema; Ruderman Family Foundation, in support of Academy Museum inclusion initiatives and programming; Cinecittà in support of an annual programming series of Italian Cinema; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in support of Academy Museum programs focused on science and technology in film and the science and technology of film; donors to our fund in support of AAPI programming, including Ester S. M. Chui-Chao, Julia and Ken Gouw, and Dr. Peter Lam Kin Ngok of Media Asia groups Holdings Limited; and Jacob Andreou and Carly Steel in support of Halloween film screenings.

Stories of Cinema is presented by PwC. Major funding provided by Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman. Generous support provided by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Ruderman Family Foundation, FotoKem, Barbara Roisman Cooper and Martin M. Cooper, Jocelyn R. Katz, John Ptak and Margaret Black, Lauren Shuler Donner, Randy E. Haberkamp, Kevin McCormick and A. Scott Berg, Chanel,
and John and Lacey Williams. Technology solutions generously provided by Panasonic and Sony Electronics Inc. Powered by Dolby. Academy Museum digital engagement platform sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 is the recipient of the 2018 Sotheby’s Prize. The exhibition is made possible in part by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Technology solutions generously provided by Christie®. Lead support provided by Campari® and J. P. Morgan Private Bank.

Major support for the Academy Museum Teen Program is provided by the Beverly, Donald,
and David Kobrin Fund.

Korean film programming is made possible in part by a grant from the Korea Foundation.

Image Credits:Lilo & Stitch (Sanders, DeBlois, 2002); The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert (Jackson, 1970/2022); Nope (Peele, 2022); The Godfather (Coppola, 1972). Source: Margaret Herrick Library; Diane Warren. Photo by Erik Melvin; Ruth E. Carter. Photo by Jaxon Photo Group; Puppet Name: Demitrius Nova Twinklestar III (Demi Star for short). Source: Bob Baker Marionette Theater; Waikiki Brothers (Soon-rye, 2001) 

ABOUT THE ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will present a Star Wars-inspired May the 4th celebration. 

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will present a Star Wars-inspired May the 4th celebration. This exciting event will include photo ops with R2-D2, hands-on activities related to the Star Wars universe, a 15% discount* on select Star Wars merchandise at the Academy Museum Store, and a special 40th anniversary screening of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary with our screening of the Special Edition, this final episode in the original Star Wars trilogy begins as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), stunned by the news of his true parentage, makes a desperate attempt to rescue Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt. Soon the construction of a new Death Star leads to a confrontation with the Emperor (Ian McDiarmid) as well as a decisive battle against the Empire, with the unexpected help of the plucky Ewoks. This action-packed intergalactic adventure was the final Star Wars film until George Lucas reignited the franchise 16 years later with Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999).

In addition, there will be two book signings, one with Paul Hirsch, Oscar-winning film editor of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Howard Kazanjian, producer of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983).

Paul Hirsch, A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits—Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and MoreA Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away  provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Hirsch, the Oscar®-winning film editor who worked on such classics as George Lucas’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)—for which he won an Academy Award—and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976) and Mission: Impossible (1996), Herbert Ross’s Footloose (1984) and Steel Magnolias (1989), John Hughes’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles  (1987), Joel Schumacher’s Falling Down (1993), and Taylor Hackford’s Ray (2004)—for which Hirsch received his second Oscar nomination.

J. W. Rinzler, Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s LifeHoward Kazanjian, a film producer whose career spans fifty years, has collaborated with Hollywood legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Sam Peckinpah, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas, and has worked on such classics as Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes BackRaiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and  Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). Complete with personal anecdotes from the front lines, and coupled with rare archival photographs, this full-length biography tells the story of Kazanjian’s rise in Hollywood and takes us behind the scenes of the producer’s role in some of the biggest blockbusters in film history

Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their best Star Wars-themed costumes!*

*Discount valid in-store only on selected Star Wars merchandise; does not apply to online orders. Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts and promotions.
**The following are not allowed when dressing in costume at the Academy Museum: body paint, props and toy weapons, and/or full-face coverings. Guests in costume are subject to search at the discretion of Academy Museum staff at any time, and we reserve the right to refuse entry for any reason.

This event includes photo ops, art-making activities, and book signings. It will culminate with a movie screening in the museum’s David Geffen Theater. Tickets to the book signings and screening are sold separately.

Tickets to the Academy Museum are available only through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website and mobile app.

Access to the R2-D2 photo opportunities and educational activities are complimentary with the purchase of general admission; tickets are $25 for adults, $19 for seniors (age 62+), and $15 for students. Admission for visitors ages 17 and younger, and for California residents with an EBT card is free. General admission tickets include access to R2-D2 and education studio activities.

Book Signings: Tickets are $30 for each book separately; $55 for both. Tickets include access to the event and a signed copy of the book(s). You must have a ticket to attend the book signing.

Film Screenings: Film screening tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62+), and $5 for students and children (age 17-). Ticket prices for Academy Museum Members are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students and children.

The Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Academy Museum Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries will be open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.

Schedule:

  • 1:30–3:30pm | Photos with R2-D2! | Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby
  • 1:30–5:30pm | May the 4th Art-Making Activities | Shirley Temple Education Studio
  • 4:30–6:30pm | Photos with R2-D2! | Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby
  • 5–7pm | Book Signings | Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby
  • 7:30pm | Screening of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi | David Geffen Theater