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Gangs Of New York To Rumble At The Academy

The 2002 Best Picture nominee GANGS OF NEW YORK will screen on Monday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Great To Be Nominated" series. Director Martin Scorsese fulfilled his decades-long dream of bringing an often-ignored slice of New York history to the screen with his epic about gang rivalries in 19th century Manhattan.

GANGS OF NEW YORK earned 10 Academy Award nominations: Best Picture (Alberto Grimaldi and Harvey Weinstein, producers), Actor in a Leading Role (Daniel Day-Lewis), Art Direction (Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo), Cinematography (Michael Ballhaus), Costume Design (Sandy Powell), Directing (Martin Scorsese), Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker), Music -- Original Song (THE HANDS THAT BUILT AMERICA, Music and Lyric by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen), Sound (Tom Fleischman, Eugene Gearty, Ivan Sharrock) and Writing -- Original Screenplay (Jay Cocks, Steve Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan; story by Cocks).

The Oscar-nominated animated short DAS RAD will be screened prior to the feature.Passes for part five of "Great To Be Nominated" are $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Including GANGS OF NEW YORK, there are seven films remaining in the series. A $5 discount is available for those who wish to renew their passes from parts one, two, three or four of the series. Individual tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Passes and tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

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