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The Academy celebrates the 20th anniversary of A ROOM WITH A VIEW, splendidly adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the classic E.M. Forster novel, with the first screening of the film since its original run. Director JAMES IVORY will participate in a post-screening discussion on making the film. (Additional guests to be confirmed.)
A ROOM WITH A VIEW is a wonderfully romantic film told with considerable humor and acute observations about the class system of early 20th century England. After a life-changing vacation in Florence, young Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) finds herself in an emotional dilemma back in England. Does she follow through with her engagement to dispassionate, snobbish, upper-class gentleman Cecil Vyse (Daniel Day-Lewis) or follow her heart and accept the loving advances of George Emerson (Julian Sands), a free-spirited, eccentric young man she met while on vacation? Watching Lucy come to terms with her emotions while maneuvering within a restrictive society is what makes A ROOM WITH A VIEW a timeless delight.
Beautifully photographed by Tony Pierce-Roberts and showcasing expertly crafted period costumes by Jenny Beavan and John Bright, the film also stars Maggie Smith as chaperone Charlotte Bartlett and Denholm Elliott as Mr. Emerson. The film was nominated in eight categories, including Best Picture and Directing, and won Oscars for Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, and Costume Design.
Merchant Ivory Productions for Goldcrest/Cinecom; Cinecom Pictures (UK). 1986. 115 minutes. Shown with permission from Merchant Ivory Productions.
Preceding the feature, the Academy will present LUXO JR., the first computer-animated short film to receive an Academy Award® nomination. Pixar Productions. 1986. 2 minutes.
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Added by rachelbonsignore on July 26, 2006