THE ACADEMY WELCOMES “BARRY LYNDON” IN NYC
Director Bennett Miller to Introduce
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon” as part of its “Member Selects” series, on Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. Oscar®-nominated director Bennett Miller, who will introduce the film, chose “Barry Lyndon” for this “Member Selects” evening, where Academy members introduce one of their favorite films.
Kubrick followed his string of Academy Award® nominations (“Dr. Strangelove,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “A Clockwork Orange”) with the adaptation of The Luck of Barry Lyndon, an early novel by 19th century writer William Makepeace Thackeray. The story’s piercing examination of societal hypocrisy fit well within Kubrick’s oeuvre, however, and the lush period setting allowed the director’s obsession with detail to shine.
Told in two acts, the story recounts the lusty adventures of an 18th century Irishman who shamelessly attempts to climb the social ladder any way he can. Ryan O’Neal, in one of his few costume dramas, played the unrepentant rogue. The 1975 film, which was shot entirely on location throughout Great Britain, was nominated for seven Academy Awards® and won four, including an Oscar® for John Alcott’s innovative cinematography. The film’s interior sequences were shot in natural candlelight to achieve the feeling of an 18th century painting.
This screening is presented courtesy of Warner Bros.
Tickets for “Barry Lyndon” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.oscars.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office prior to the event (subject to availability).
The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information, visit http://www.oscars.org or call (212) 821-9251.