Motion Picture Academy begins year-long residency at New York's Metrograph

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has begun a year-long residency at New York City’s Metrograph theatre. The monthly series will showcase film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world.

Programs will feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends. The series begins with George Stevens’ classic A Place in the Sun on July 24. On August 2, Metrograph presents “Why Man Creates: The Work of Saul Bass,” a tribute to the famed title designer and filmmaker. The Academy Film Archive has created a reel of Bass’ most famous (and lesser seen) title sequences. Along with two of Bass' short films, Why Man Creates (1958) and The Solar Film (1980), all courtesy of the Academy Film Archive, the program will be accompanied with a screening of Bass' only feature, Phase IV, and Saul Bass: In His Own Words, a tribute produced by the Academy.