Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman's Soundtrack for a Revolution, and James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo's Every Little Step will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission to all screenings in the series is free.
Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman, and Dylan Nelson, one of the three other Soundtrack for a Revolution producers, will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening, and so will Every Little Step's Adam Del Deo.
The information below is from the Academy's press release:
Soundtrack for a Revolution is the story of the civil rights movement told through the music that informed and inspired its participants. As current singers perform songs from the era, interviews and archival footage evoke the movement's passionate and dramatic history.
Every Little Step follows 17 dedicated dancers auditioning for roles in a Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, a show that is itself about the lives of dancers and the audition process. The talent, drive and self-discipline necessary for even a chance of success in the dance world come through in the stories of the men and women hoping to be cast in the show.
The Academy's 29th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series continues through June 1, showcasing feature-length and short documentaries drawn from the 2009 Academy Award nominations, 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.