Academy/UCLA doc series starts 24th year

Sep 21, 2005 by Ian Evans

Now in its 24th year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Foundation and the UCLA Film and Television Archive team up to present Part One of the 2005 — 2006 Contemporary Documentary Series. The screenings, which are free, take place at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

Here’s the complete schedule for Part One:

October 19

  • “When the Storm Came” (directed and produced by Shilpi Gupta)
  • “Born into Brothels” (directed and produced by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski) Academy Award winner.

October 26

  • “The Story of the Weeping Camel” (directed by Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni, produced by Natalie Lambsdorff) Academy Award nominee.
  • “What Remains of Us” (directed by François Prévost and Hugo Latulippe, produced by Prévost and Yves Bisaillon)

November 2

  • “Los Angeles” (directed by Sarah Morris, produced by Matthew Brady)
  • “Los Angeles Plays Itself” (directed and produced by Thom Andersen)

November 9

  • “Twist of Faith” (directed by Kirby Dick, produced by Eddie Schmidt) Academy Award nominee.
  • “Let the Church Say Amen” (directed by David J. Petersen, produced by Petersen and Mridu Chandra)

November 16

  • “Riding Giants” (directed by Stacy Peralta, produced by Peralta and Agi Orsi)
  • “Touching the Void” (directed by Kevin MacDonald, produced by John Smithson)

November 30

  • “Ninth November Night” (directed by Henning Lohner, produced by Gisela Guttman)
  • “The Ritchie Boys” (directed by Christian Bauer, produced by Dagmar Biller and Donna Zuckerbrot)

December 7

  • “The Children of Leningradsky (directed and produced by Hanna Polak and Andrzej Celinski) Academy Award nominee.
  • “Tarnation” (directed by Jonathan Caouette, produced by Caouette and Stephen Winter)

December 14 — special screening at the IMAX Theater

  • “Roar: Lions of the Kalahari” (directed by Tim Liversedge, produced by June Liversedge and Jini Durr)
  • “Forces of Nature” (directed by George Casey, produced by Casey and Paul Novros)
  • NASCAR 3-D” (directed by Simon Wincer, produced by Lorne Orleans and Doug Hylton)

Screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place in the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater, except for the December 14 program at the IMAX Theater. The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 North Vine Street, in Hollywood, at the northwest corner of Fountain Avenue and Vine Street.