'Julia': Jane Fonda-Vanessa Redgrave Classic + Nordic Film Festival Winners

Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Fonda in Julia by Fred Zinnemann

Julia by Fred ZinnemannA newly struck print of Fred Zinnemann's moving and beautifully shot 1977 Academy Award nominee Julia will be screened as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Producer Richard Roth, screenwriter Alvin Sargent, actress Lisa Pelikan, editor Walter Murch, and director Fred Zinnemann's son, Tim Zinnemann, will participate in a post-screening panel discussion.

Based on Lillian Hellman's autobiographical book Pentimento, Julia stars Jane Fonda – in what may well be her finest performance – as playwright Hellman, who becomes entangled with the anti-Fascist politics of her bosom buddy Julia during World War II. Vanessa Redgrave is outstanding in the title role, deservedly winning a best supporting actress Oscar. (Though she caused a commotion during the 1978 ceremony by attacking “a small bunch of Zionist hoodlums” [who had protested her nomination] during her acceptance speech.) Redgrave, by the way, is the only performer to have won a supporting Academy Award for playing the title role in a movie.

Overall, Julia received 11 Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for Actor in a Supporting Role (Jason Robards), Actress in a Supporting Role (Vanessa Redgrave), and Writing - Screenplay based on material from another medium (Alvin Sargent). The film also received nominations for Actor in a Supporting Role (Maximilian Schell), Actress in a Leading Role (Jane Fonda), Cinematography (Douglas Slocombe), Costume Design (Anthea Sylbert), Directing (Fred Zinnemann), Film Editing (Walter Murch), Music - Original Score (Georges Delerue) and Best Picture (Richard Roth, producer).

Jane Fonda and Meryl Streep in Julia by Fred ZinnemannAlso, future multiple Oscar-nominee (and two-time Oscar winner) Meryl Streep (left, with Jane Fonda) has a small role in the film.

Faith Hubley, John Hubley, and Garry Trudeau's Oscar-nominated animated short Doonesbury Special will be screened before the feature.

Passes for all the screenings in part four of “Great To Be Nominated” will be available starting April 2 at a cost of $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. A $5 discount is available for those who wish to renew their passes from part one, two or three of the series. Tickets for the first four individual screenings will be available starting April 9 at a cost of $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Passes and tickets may be purchased 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.

2007 Nordic Film Festival Awards

Location: Rouen, France

In Joachim TrierReprise, the lives of two friends (Espen Klouman HoinerAnders Danielsen Lie) take different turns after each has a manuscript published.

Norwegian Film made by Joachim Trier

BEST ACTRESS AWARD: Sidse Babett Knudsen, After the Wedding
Danish Film made by Susanne Bier

BEST ACTOR AWARD: Raymond Thiry, Northern light
Dutch Film made by David Lammers

Norwegian Film made by Joachim Trier

Norwegian Film made by Joachim Trier

Norwegian Film made by Joachim Trier

Black Docs film series

Landmark Theatres will host the 2nd annual Black Docs Film Series, which will run from April through October at Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema, located at 555 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

The series first screenings, Gus & Rose: Reflections of Katrina and The Big Easy and The Anacostia: Restoring The Peoples River, will be held on April 12. Ticket prices to the monthly fundraising event range from $9.00 - $10.50 and can be purchased at Landmark Theatres or UrbanFilmSeries.com.

Schedule of Themes and Films (according to the press release):

April 12th: Environment & Family
Films: Gus and Rose: Reflections of Katrina & The Big Easy (2006) (Mid-Atlantic Premiere); The Anacostia: Restoring The Peoples River (2005)
Q&A with Anacostia Watershed Society
About: A couple reflects on their life and times in New Orleans, including the ravaging impact of hurricane Katrina and the challenges of family and rebuilding with new challenges. The Anacostia Watershed Society explores the rich history of the Anacostia River, featuring interviews and illustrations of past and present, including the planned restoration process.

May 24th: That Music
Films: Finally Sayin What I Really Mean (2006)
Q&A with Filmmaker Monique Woods
About: A music documentary featuring over 30 signed and independent artists including Anthony David, Chamillionaire, Sticman, Van Hunt, Cody ChestnuTT, Common, Saul Williams, Lalah Hathaway, Martin Luther, David Banner, Eric Roberson, Jill Scott, and others, who talk freely and openly about the music industry and how their music or image is redefined, stuffed in a box, packaged and sold. Features performances by Jill Scott, KRS-One and Omar.

June 28th: Jazz & Latin Culture
Films: Under The Radar: A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music (2005)
Q&A with Filmmaker and Legendary Jazz Musician J. Plunky Branch
About: A documentary film that introduces viewers to the history of Afro-Cuban music and samples Cubas current music scene, including tremendous footage of Cuban artists, bands and music traditions.

July 26th: Family Drama
Films: Baby Mama Drama: Child Support Court Talk Show (2006) (World Premiere)
Q&A with Producer Keith Mungin, Positive Motivation and Child Psychologists
About: A startling documentary that delivers a message about saving our children, bringing together parents from throughout the NorthEast and Mid-Atlantic regions to share their stories, emotions and concerns about real issues of parental love, single parenting, child disorders, visitation rights, child support and more. Includes actual stories from parents hashing out their differences and insightful commentary from child psychologists, and activists.

August 23rd: Just Say No!
Films: Meth Around (2004) (Mid-Atlantic Premiere); Crack Heads Gone Wild (2006) (Mid-Atlantic Premiere)
Q&A with Drug Addiction Experts and Filmmakers
About: Two startling and shocking documentaries going deep into the world of drug abuse and the effects it has on our families and communities. Real stories, real people, real issues, real destruction. This program is not for those with weak stomachs. Hear from persons addicted to crack cocaine about how it has destroyed their lives and see how they struggle and witness their daily routines and habits.

September 27th: Advocacy and Hope
Films: Turning A Corner (2005) (Mid-Atlantic Premiere)
Q&A with Filmmakers and Womens Issues and Awareness Groups
About: A groundbreaking public awareness and womens education project created in a media activism workshop. Over a dozen members of the Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART) recount their stories of survival and triumph over homelessness, violence and discrimination, giving rare insights into Chicagos sex trade industry.

October 25th: Awareness and Empowerment
Films: How Do I Look: From Fantasy to Reality (2006)(Mid-Atlantic Premiere)
Q&A with Filmmakers and Awareness/Activists Groups
About: An arts in education program, artistic empowerment and HIV/AIDS awareness documentary heavy in demand across the screening and festival circuit, capturing over 10 years of the artistic progression of the over 30-years-old Harlem "Ball" community, covering competitions at balls and showcasing the history of their talents on the runway. Think Madonna's video "Vogue", Truth or Dare and Paris Is Burning.

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