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Brokeback Mountain at the Academy…

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008



The “Great To Be Nominated” series, featuring the picture from each Academy Awards year that received the most nominations without winning the Best Picture award, continues its fifth and final season with three titles in July, then concludes in August.  Each evening will also include animated and live action short subjects, original advertising trailers, outtakes and other surprises to offer up a snapshot of that particular year.  The very best prints available will be screened at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, one of the finest screening facilities in the world.


 Brokeback Mountain (2005)




Monday, August 4 – BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005) – 132 mins.  E. Annie Proulx’s acclaimed short story about the thwarted love between two young men became a heartbreaking romantic drama under the direction of Oscar winner Ang Lee.  The film received eight nominations, including Best Picture (Diana Ossana, James Schamus, producers), Actor in a Leading Role (Heath Ledger), Actor in a Supporting Role (Jake Gyllenhaal), Actress in a Supporting Role (Michelle Williams) and Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto); it won for Directing (Ang Lee), Music – Original Score (Gustavo Santaolalla) and Writing – Adapted Screenplay (Larry McMurtry, Ossana).  The film will be preceded by animated short nominees BADGERED and 9.  Scheduled post-film discussion panelists include producer and screenwriter Diana Ossana and production designer Judy Becker.


Check out Andre Soares analysis of Brokeback Mountain on his web site, the Alternative Film Guide