Deliver Us from Evil, Dear Talula, and Two Hands will be screened as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Spring 2008 “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission is free.
Amy Berg's 2006 Academy Award-nominated documentary feature Deliver Us from Evil (above, top photo) offers a portrayal of pedophiliac Catholic priest Oliver O'Grady, who reminisces about his years in various Northern California parishes.
The 34-minute Dear Talula (above, lower photo) tells the story of Lori Benson, a 38-year-old downtown New Yorker diagnosed with breast cancer 14 months after the birth of her daughter. Benson herself directed the film, relying on the assistance of her husband and friends.
Nathaniel Kahn's 2006 Oscar-nominated documentary short subject Two Hands follows pianist Leon Fleisher (right), who, after losing the ability to play with his right hand, spent 35 years looking for a cure.
“Contemporary Documentaries” continues through June 11, showcasing several of the 2006 Academy Award-nominated films as well as other documentaries 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.
Photos: Courtesy of Lori Benson (Dear Talula), Courtesy of Crazy Boat Pictures (Two Hands), Courtesy of Lions Gate Films (Deliver Us from Evil)