'Sicko' kicks off AMPAS docu screenings

'Sari's Mother' also will open series later this month

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences kicks off Part 2 of its 27th annual "Contemporary Documentaries" screening series with James Longley's "Sari's Mother" and Michael Moore's "Sicko" at 7 p.m. March 25 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

A showcase for both feature-length and short documentaries drawn from among films considered for the 2007 Academy Awards, the program, for which admission is free, runs through June.

The schedule includes:

March 25: Longley's "Sari's Mother" and Moore's "Sicko"

April 1: Jon Blair's "Ochberg's Orphans" and Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham and Bonni Cohen's "The Rape of Europa"

April 15: Theordore Braun's "Darfur Now" and Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern's "The Devil Came on Horseback"

April 29: Neil Leifer's "Portraits of a Lady" and Peter Raymon'ts "A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman"

May 13: Richard E. Robbins' "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience" and Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue's "Body of War"

May 27: Tony Kaye's "Lake of Fire"

June 3: Tim Sternberg's "Salim Baba," Weijun Chen's "Please Vote for Me" and Amir Bar-Lev's "My Kid Could Paint That"
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