On the evening of Dec. 5 - the final night of the series - the focus will be on nature documentaries. The first film to be screened will be 1959’s Glass, a short film from respected Netherlands’ filmmaker Bert Haanstra about the artistic process of glassblowing. The film presents contrasting scenes of ancient methods with a modern mechanical process.
Next on the list will be the 1959 feature-length doc Serengeti Shall Not Die,
which served in raising worldwide awareness of the Serengeti National Park in
Tanzania and its need for wildlife conservation. After that will be Giuseppina,
a short-subject winner from 1960 which is sponsored by British Petroleum and examines
the life of the daughter of a gas station owner in an Italian village. And lastly,
1960’s Disney documentary, The Horse with the Flying Tail – a charming
feature which tells the story of show jumper Nautical – will be presented.
The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 Vine Street, in Hollywood. Parking is available behind the building through the entrance on Homewood Ave. Tickets for individual screenings in the "Oscar’s Docs" series are $5 for general audiences and $3 for students with valid I.D. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (310) 247-3000 ext. 111 or visit www.oscars.org.