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'Sons and Lovers': Cinematographer Jack Cardiff in Director's Chair

Trevor Howard, Heather Sears, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure and Dean Stockwell in Sons and Lovers (1960) directed by Jack Cardiff
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Press Release:

Beverly Hills, CA – The 1960 Best Picture nominee Sons and Lovers will be screened as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated, Part Three.” The film, based on the D.H. Lawrence novel of the same name, will be shown on Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

This is a rare opportunity for motion picture fans to see Sons and Lovers, which has never been released on home video. A new 35 mm print has been provided by 20th Century Fox for the screening.

Sons and Lovers took home the Oscar® for Cinematography – Black-and-White (Freddie Francis) and earned a total of seven Academy Award® nominations. The film's director, Jack Cardiff, earned his third nomination, though it was his first in the Directing category. The film also received nominations for Best Picture (Jerry Wald), Actor (Trevor Howard), Actress in a Supporting Role (Mary Ure), Art Direction – Black-and-White (Art Direction: Tom Morahan; Set Decoration: Lionel Couch) and Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (Gavin Lambert, T. E. B. Clarke).

Music from The Alamo, which also earned seven nominations in 1960, will be played during the pre-show. Other pre-show elements will include Short Subject – Cartoon nominee Mouse and Garden (1960), and a new exclusive video interview with director Jack Cardiff.

The evening's commemorative program will feature black-and-white photos from Sons and Lovers on the cover.

Passes for “Great To Be Nominated, Part Three" are still available at a cost of $30 for film buffs wishing to see the rest of the series. A $5 discount is available for those who wish to renew their passes from Parts One and/or Two of the series. Inclusive of Sons and Lovers there are 18 screening dates remaining in Part Three.

Tickets for each individual screening may be purchased at a cost of $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid I.D. Tickets may be purchased by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, pending 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 310-247-3000, ext. 111.

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