'Man on Wire' opens Academy series
Documentary screenings run Sept. 30 through Dec. 9The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will launch its 28th annual "Contemporary Documentaries" screening series with Oscar winner "Man on Wire" and "In a Dream" on Sept. 30 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
Directed by James Marsh, "Man on Wire" is a portrait of high-wire artist Philippe Petit. Directed by Jeremiah Zagar, "In a Dream" chronicles the work of muralist Isaiah Zagar.
Part one of this two-part series runs through December.
Titles on tap are:
Oct. 7: "The Garden" and "Crips and Bloods: Made in America"
Oct. 21: "Encounters at the End of the World" and "Flow"
Nov. 4: "David McCullough: Painting with Words" and "Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts"
Nov. 11: "Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh" and "Pray the Devil Back to Hell"
Dec. 9: "Wild Ocean" and "Hurricane on the Bayou" (at the IMAX Theater, California Science Center, Exposition Park)