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Shorts to Screen at Academy's Hollywood's Greatest Year Event Are...

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science is holding a series of screenings starting May 18th celebrating the films of 1939 titled "Hollywood's Greatest Year." Below is a list of the features and the animated shorts that will be playing with them.

STAGECOACH - June 1 - THE FILM FAN (Porky Pig) WUTHERING HEIGHTS - June 8 - THE POINTER (nominee) (Mickey & Pluto) GUNGA DIN - June 12 - THUGS WITH DIRTY MUGS (Tex Avery) DARK VICTORY - June 15 - DANGEROUS DAN MCFOO (Tex Avery) LOVE AFFAIR - June 22 - DETOURING AMERICA (nominee) (Tex Avery) GOODBYE MR. CHIPS - June 29 - PEACE ON EARTH (nominee) (MGM) NINOTCHKA - July 13 - THE AUTOGRAPH HOUND (Donald Duck) MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON - July 20 -- SCRAPPY'S ADDED ATTRACTION (Columbia) THE WIZARD OF OZ - Aug. 3 - THE UGLY DUCKLING - (Oscar winner) (Silly Symphony)

Curtain time for all features is 7:30 pm, and pre-show elements will begin at 7 pm.

Passes and tickets for “Hollywood’s Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939” are on sale now. Passes for all 10 films in the series are $25 for the general public and $20 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Pass holders will also receive admission to a special screening of the 1939 epic GUNGA DIN on Friday, June 12.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail or 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 pm. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310)-247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

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