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.