Joss Whedon’s film, “Much Ado about Nothing” kicks off the 2013 Oscar Outdoors film series
The 2013 Oscars Outdoors summer movie season kicks off with Joss Whedonâ€™s â€œMuch Ado about Nothing,â€ presented by KCRWâ€™s â€œMattâ€™s Movies,â€ on Wednesday, June 5. Â The movie stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisoff, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz and Sean Maher, all of whom will join Whedon for a post-screening Q&A moderated by KCRWâ€™s Matt Holzman.
Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellow Destin Crettonâ€™s â€œShort Term 12â€ and festival favorite â€œTwenty Feet from Stardomâ€ will have advance screenings in partnership with Rooftop Films Summer Series in New York City. Morgan Nevilleâ€™s music documentary â€œTwenty Feet from Stardomâ€ will also screen in Hollywood at Oscars Outdoors. The film opens June 14.
The Oscars Outdoors summer lineup, which runs through August 24, will also include such classics as â€œBig,â€ â€œRushmoreâ€ and â€œCinema Paradiso.â€ Screenings will take place at the Academyâ€™s open-air theater in Hollywood.
â€œAfter a successful launch last summer, we continue to strive to be the gold standard of outdoor movie events,â€ said Randy Haberkamp, the Academyâ€™s managing director of programming, education and preservation. â€œSpecial guests and surprises will make each evening memorable and fun for the audience.â€
The 2013 Oscars Outdoors schedule is as follows:
Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, May 22, at www.oscars.org/outdoors. Tickets to each Oscars Outdoors screening are $5 for the public; free for children 10 years and younger; and $3 for Academy members and students with ID. Seating is unreserved. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Screenings begin at sunset. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothing. Picnic baskets, beer and wine are permitted. Popular food trucks will be on site during each screening.
The Academy Hollywood campus is located at 1341 Vine Street in Hollywood (between De Longpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue, and between Vine Street and Ivar Avenue). It is accessible via the Metro Red Line train and the Metro Local 210 bus. Free parking is located behind the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study. Enter from Homewood Avenue off Vine Street, one block north of Fountain Avenue. The lot opens 90 minutes prior to the event and closes 30 minutes afterwards.