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THE BEACHES OF AGNES, A PORTRAIT OF MAURICE SENDAK: Contemporary Documentaries Screening

Agnes Varda, The Beaches of Agnes

Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze's Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak and Agnès Varda's Les plages d'Agnès / The Beaches of Agnès (above) will be screened as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, November 3, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.

The documentary short Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak chronicles the life and career of children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are. Co-director Lance Bangs will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening.

The widely acclaimed The Beaches of Agnès is veteran filmmaker Agnès Varda's unusual look at her own life, including a peek at the films of her late husband Jacques Demy. Winner of the 2009 César for Best Documentary and of several critics awards in the United States, The Beaches of Agnès was strangely absent from the list of Oscar nominees.

The 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series continues through November 17, showcasing feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2009 Academy Award  nominations, including the winners, “as well as other important and innovative films considered by the Academy that year.”

All films will screen at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. All seating is unreserved. The filmmakers will be present at screenings whenever possible.

The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Free parking is available through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain Avenue). For additional information, visit www.oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.

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