New York NY – The Academy presents 65th Anniversary Screening of “Gentleman’s Agreement”
Start Date: April 23, 2012
End Date: April 23, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
“Gentleman’s Agreement” (1947) is the story of a journalist who adopts a Jewish identity to expose anti-Semitism in post-World War II America. The film, which was both a critical and financial success, earned eight Academy Award nominations and won three Oscars, including Best Director for Elia Kazan and Best Picture.
20th Century-Fox executive Darryl F. Zanuck personally produced the film and hired famed playwright Moss Hart to adapt Laura Z. Hobson’s controversial novel. Gregory Peck stars as the crusading journalist and Dean Stockwell plays his young son, who is also affected by prejudice. Other actors turning in memorable performances include Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Anne Revere and June Havoc. Celeste Holm, in her first dramatic screen role, earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
The Academy will present a 35mm print from the Academy Film Archive. Screened courtesy of 20th Century Fox. 118 minutes.
Academy Award winner: Actress in a Supporting Role (Celeste Holm); Directing (Elia Kazan); Best Motion Picture (20th Century-Fox)
Academy Award nominee: Actor (Gregory Peck); Actress (Dorothy McGuire); Actress in a Supporting Role (Anne Revere); Film Editing (Harmon Jones); Writing – Screenplay (Moss Hart)
- Monday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
- Academy Theater at Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th Street, New York, NY (between Park and Lexington)
- Tickets go on sale Monday, April 2 ($5 general admission/$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID) online, by mail and at the door (subject to availability).
- For more information, call (212) 821-9251 or e-mail AcademyNYC@oscars.org.
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