Beverly Hills, CA – In celebration of writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron, Julie & Julia (2009) will screen as the final installment of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscars Outdoors summer film series on Friday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the new open-air theater located on the Academy Hollywood campus. Chef, restaurateur and radio host Evan Kleiman of KCRW’s “Good Food” will host a pre-screening discussion with some of Ephron’s friends and colleagues. The program is presented to coincide with the American Cinematheque’s celebration of Ephron films later in September.
Ephron, who earned Oscar® nominations for “Silkwood,” “When Harry Met Sally…” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” was also a renowned cook and dinner party hostess. Her appreciation of fine food led to her adapting and then directing “Julie & Julia,” which chronicles the year in which author Julie Powell cooked her way through chef Julia Child’s first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Today, August 15, marks the centennial of Child’s birth. In her honor, the Oscars Outdoors food trucks for the evening will reflect Child’s French culinary aesthetic.
Tickets to “Julie & Julia” are $5 for the public, free for children 10 years and younger, and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Seating is unreserved. Tickets are available online at oscars.org/outdoors. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothing. Picnic baskets, beer and wine are permitted.
The Academy Hollywood campus is located 1341 Vine Street in Hollywood (between De Longpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue, and between Vine Street and Ivar Avenue). The campus 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 additional information about the American Cinematheque, visit americancinematheque.com or call (323) 461-2020.
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