The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Announced Its Fall Programming Lineup

The Princess And The Frog,” “Hair” And “Muriel’s Wedding” Anniversary Screenings Headline Academy’s Slate

With Special Guests Toni Collette, Angela Lansbury, Eva Marie Saint, Quvenzhané Wallis And More

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its fall programming lineup this week for both Los Angeles and New York. The fall slate will highlight two new programming series. The Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library created a new speaker series, Words on Film, that invites writers and filmmakers to discuss their work and their creative and research processes with the public in a casual, dynamic way.

In addition, the Academy presents the inaugural Robert Osborne Celebration of Classic Film, a new series funded by the Robert Osborne Estate designed to return classic films to the big screen for new audiences. A full schedule and tickets for the screenings can be found here:

Schedule is as follows; participants listed will be in attendance (schedules permitting):


The Princess and the Frog” (2009) 10th Anniversary – September 5 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

Hosted by Quvenzhané Wallis.  Featuring a live performance by Anika Noni Rose and musicians Kenny Sara & the Sounds of New Orleans.

With director Ron Clements, producer Peter Del Vecho, screenwriter Rob Edwards, actors Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley and Jenifer Lewis, composer Randy Newman, effects animation supervisor Marlon West and character animator Bruce W. Smith.

Muriel’s Wedding” (1994) 25th Anniversary – September 13 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

With actress Toni Collette.

The Diary of Anne Frank” (1959) 60th Anniversary – September 16 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

Part of the George Stevens lecture series, a 60th anniversary screening in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Anne Frank’s birth. Co-presented by the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Restoration courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Hosted by Jon Kean.

With producer George Stevens, Jr., actresses Millie Perkins and Diane Baker and Holocaust survivor Eva Brettler.

Hair” (1979) 40th Anniversary – September 21 – 5 p.m. ET
Academy at Metrograph, New York City

In celebration of United Artists’ Centennial. With actor Treat Williams and actress Annie Golden.

Film Scholars Lecture: Christopher Beach – September 23 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood

With author and Academy Film Scholar Christopher Beach. Lecture based on his book, “A Hidden History of Film Style: Cinematographers, Directors, and the Collaborative Process.”

Words on Film: Film Critics Round Table – September 25 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Margaret Herrick Library, Beverly Hills

Los Angeles-based film critics discuss an array of topics relating to their work, as well as the current state of film criticism.

With Los Angeles Times’ Justin Chang, The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis and Variety’s Peter Debruge.


5th Annual Careers in Film Summit – October 5 – 9:15 a.m. PT
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

Academy members and film professionals share their expertise on careers in the motion picture industry in this day-long series of panel discussions.

Dodsworth” (1936) – October 7 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

The Inaugural presentation of the Robert Osborne Celebration of Classic Film.

Restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, in association with The Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Family Trust.  Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

With special guests Diane BakerCarol CookeAngela LansburyEva Marie Saint and Robert Wagner.

46th Student Academy Awards – October 17 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

The winning student filmmakers will receive their medal placements – gold, silver, bronze – in seven award categories.  Gold medal-winning films will be screened after the ceremony.

Words on Film: Hollywood Chinese – October 17 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Margaret Herrick Library, Beverly Hills

With author and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong.  Discussion based on his book, “Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films,” which explores the history of the Chinese and Chinese Americans in the Hollywood film industry.

Zombi 2” (1979) – October 19 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Academy at Metrograph, New York City


Cane River” (1983) – November 1 – 7:30 p.m. PT 
Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood

Shown in 35mm. Discovered by the Academy Film Archive and restored in collaboration with IndieCollect.

With actors Richard Romain and Tommye Myrick.

Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards & Live Read – November 7 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

An ensemble of actors (to be announced) will read selected scenes from the winning scripts.

Words on Film: A Tribute to Saul Bass – November 14 – 7:30 p.m. PT
Margaret Herrick Library, Beverly Hills

A discussion with individuals who worked with the late graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, designer of iconic film title sequences including “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest,” “Psycho,” “Spartacus” and “Casino.” Featuring a display of original materials from the Saul Bass papers preserved at the Margaret Herrick Library.

Tickets for Los Angeles-based events are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid I.D. and will be available online at  Tickets to “Academy at Metrograph” events can be purchased via Metrograph’s website and are $15.  Doors open one hour prior to each event.  All ticketed seating is unreserved.  For more information, visit or call (310) 247-3600.