Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:15
Special Screenings, Live Discussions through February 2015
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will complement the groundbreaking exhibition Hollywood Costume with a series of special screenings and live discussions exploring costume design as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling. Presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy, Hollywood Costume will be on view October 2, 2014, through March 2, 2015, in the historic Wilshire May Company building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Visitors who purchase tickets to Hollywood Costume will receive free admission to Academy events held on the same day. Tickets are on sale now at www.oscars.org/HC. Hollywood Costume is sponsored by Swarovski.
Exhibition-related public programs include:
The Perfect Match: Hollywood Costume Collaborations
Saturdays, October 4 through December 20
This screening series explores the relationship specific Hollywood costume designers have developed with directors, whether over large bodies of work or in concentrated periods of creative collaboration, spanning the silent era to present day. A diverse range of costume designers will speak about their work with noted directors:
Mary Zophres on Ethan and Joel Coen, Mark Bridges on Paul Thomas Anderson, Marilyn Vance on John Hughes, Jeffrey Kurland on Woody Allen, and Deborah Nadoolman Landis on John Landis.
The Costume of Silent Drama: Mary Pickford and Little Annie Rooney
Mary Pickford Celebration of Silent Film, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Mary Pickford Foundation.
The world premiere of a restoration by the Academy Film Archive of the silent classic, starring screen legend and Academy co-founder Mary Pickford.
Defining Character: The Art of the Costume Designer
Moderated by Hollywood Costume curator and costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Preeminent costume designers will discuss the art and process of creating on-screen characters through costuming. Topics include significant moments in film that have inspired their work, as well as the director-costume designer collaboration.
Street Clothes: Contemporary Costuming in New Hollywood
Fridays, January 9 through February 6
A survey of groundbreaking films from Hollywood’s “Silver Age” as told through costuming. This series examines how costume designers have depicted the dramatic flavors of contemporary urban American life.
Two Sides of a Designer
Saturdays, January 3 through February 28
This series pays tribute to the adaptability and eclecticism of costume designers throughout cinema history by contrasting their approaches to different filmmakers, genres, styles and production modes.
Return to Oz: Costuming the Big Adventures of 1985
Fridays, February 13 through 27
This series celebrates the outlandish fantasies and screwball adventures that filled summer screens 30 years ago.
Masters of Hollywood Costume
Tuesday Matinees, 1 p.m.
The Golden Age of Hollywood as seen through the costumes of five iconic designers:
Travis Banton | October 7–28
Orry-Kelly | November 4–25
Walter Plunkett | December 2–23
Adrian | January 6–27
Marilyn by Travilla | February 3–24
Visitors who purchase tickets to Hollywood Costume will receive free admission to Academy events held on the same day. Visitors must present their Hollywood Costume ticket at the Bing Theater Box Office for free admission. Exhibition tickets for Hollywood Costume are on sale now. Admission: $20 Adults | $15 Seniors (62+) | $10 for students with ID and children under 13. The Bing Theater is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) campus.
Public program tickets are $5 for the general public, $3 for Academy members, LACMA Film Club members and students with a valid ID. Doors open one hour prior to each event. All seating is unreserved. Check back soon for on sale ticket dates.