The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen Giant on June 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
TICKETS: Academy screens Giant
The evening starts with a pre-screening discussion with Academy governor Gregory Nava and actress Elsa Cárdenas, who marries Dennis Hopper in the film.
This 60th anniversary screening celebrates the life and legacy of Stevens and is presented as part of the George Stevens Lecture Series, established by the Academy in 1981 after Stevens’s personal papers were donated to the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library Special Collections by George Stevens Jr. Included among the George Stevens Papers are Dimitri Tiomkin’s handwritten pencil sketches for the music score for Giant. Tiomkin received a nomination from the Academy for his outstanding music score.
In the 1956 film adaptation of the novel by Edna Ferber, screenwriters Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffatt bring to life the saga of a family of Texas ranchers headed by Jordan “Bick” Benedict (Rock Hudson) and his wife, Maryland socialite Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor).
Tickets for Giant are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office prior to the event (subject to availability).
The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.oscars.org.