January 29, 2007
National Archives Announces Schedule of Free Screenings of Academy Award® Nominees
Highlighting Four Categories February 21-25, 2007
Washington, DC…The National Archives will host its third annual free screenings of Academy Award® nominees in four categories, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film at the William G. McGowan Theater from Wednesday, February 21, through Sunday, February 25. The National Archives Building in located on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC.
The screenings are the second in a series of three programs presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives, and the Foundation for the National Archives. Last October, Selling Democracy – Films of the Marshall Plan: 1948-1953 was presented, and on April 27-28, 2007, a tribute to documentary film pioneer Robert Drew will be the offering.
Reservations are not required. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Free tickets will be distributed at the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW beginning 60 minutes prior to the start time. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.
Please note that some films may not be appropriate for general audiences.
Screening Schedule (Subject to print availability)
Documentary Feature Nominees
Wednesday, February 21, 7–9 p.m.
Screening introduced by Catherine Wyler, Emmy-nominated producer and daughter of director William Wyler.
Iraq in Fragments (94 minutes.)
A Typecast Pictures/Daylight Factory Production
James Longley and John Sinno
Thursday, February 22, 7–9 p.m.
Screening introduced by Werner Schumann, Oscar-nominated co-producer of The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America (1982).
Deliver Us From Evil (101 minutes.)
A Disarming Films Production
Amy Berg and Frank Donner
Friday, February 23, 7–9 p.m.
Screening introduced by Flo Stone, artistic director and founder of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.
An Inconvenient Truth (100 minutes.)
A Lawrence Bender/Laurie David Production
Saturday, February 24, 7–9 p.m.
Screening introduced by Gerardine Wurzburg, Oscar-winning producer of Educating Peter (1992).
My Country, My Country (90 minutes.)
A Praxis Films Production
Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer
Sunday, February 25, 4–6 p.m.
Screening introduced by Nina Gilden Seavey, documentary filmmaker and director of The Documentary Center at George Washington University.
Jesus Camp (84 minutes.)
A Loki Films Production
Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Live Action Short Film Nominees
Saturday, February 24, noon–2 p.m.
Screening introduced by Peggy Parsons, head of the Department of Film Programs at the National Gallery of Art.
Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)
A Peliculas Pendelton and Tus Ojos Production
Javier Fesser and Luis Manso
Éramos Pocos (One Too Many)
An Altube Filmeak Production
Helmer & Son
A Nordisk Film Production
Soren Pilmark and Kim Magnusson
An Australian Film Television and Radio School Production
Peter Templeman and Stuart Parkyn
West Bank Story
An Ari Sandel, Pascal Vaguelsy, Amy Kim, Ravi Malhotra and Ashley Jordan Production
Total Running time: 96 minutes.
Animated Short Film Nominees
Saturday, February 24, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Screening introduced by Dave Flood, award-winning animator and creative director at Interface Media Group.
The Danish Poet
A Mikrofilm and National Film Board of Canada Production
A Pixar Animation Studios Production
The Little Matchgirl
A Walt Disney Pictures Production
Roger Allers and Don Hahn
A Kedd Production
Geza M. Toth
No Time for Nuts
A Blue Sky Studios Production
Chris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier
Total Running Time: 36 minutes.
Documentary Short Subject Nominees
Sunday, February 25, noon–3 p.m.
Screening introduced by Dorinda White, president of the Board of Directors at Women in Film and Video.
The Blood of Yingzhou District
A Thomas Lennon Films Production
Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
An Iwerks/Glad Production
Leslie Iwerks and Mike Glad
Rehearsing a Dream
A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production
Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
A Crazy Boat Pictures Production
Nathaniel Kahn and Susan Rose Behr
Total Running Time: 134 minutes.
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives was established in 2004 in honor of four-time Oscar®- winner and past president of the Foundation for the National Archives Charles Guggenheim. The Center’s mission is to advance public understanding of the process, challenges, and social impact of documentary filmmaking and to promote the education of young people and professionals. The Center is both a living legacy of an internationally acclaimed producer and director and an extension of America's premier resource for documentary film research.
The Foundation for the National Archives is a non-profit organization committed to creating public awareness of the importance of the National Archives as a vital resource in the American democracy. The Foundation was created in 1992 to support the Archivist of the United States in developing programs, technology, projects, and materials that introduce and interpret the Archives' collection for the American people and for people around the world. The National Archives Experience is made possible by a public/private partnership between the National Archives and Records Administration and the Foundation for the National Archives, which is working as the private sector partner to support the creation of these new exhibitions and educational programs and resources. The Foundation is generating financial and creative support from individuals and corporations to provide this extensive outreach, which has not been mandated by Congress.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a professional honorary organization of over 6,000 motion picture professionals, was founded to advance the arts and sciences of motion pictures; foster cooperation among creative leaders for cultural, educational and technological progress; recognize outstanding achievements; cooperate on technical research and improvement of methods and equipment; provide a common forum and meeting ground for various branches and crafts; represent the viewpoint of actual creators of the motion picture; and foster educational activities between the professional community and the public-at-large.
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For more information, the Press may contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at 202-357-5300.