We all dream about going to the Oscars. September 7 the Oscars roll out the big green carpet for you to come and celebrate writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron and watch the iconic "Julie & Julia" on the big screen. The final Oscars Outdoors summer film series will end Friday, September 7 with a lavish evening, Oscar-style: Chef, restaurateur and radio host Evan Kleiman of KCRW's "Good Food" will host a pre-screening discussion with some of Ephron's friends and colleagues. The Oscars Outdoors food trucks for the evening will reflect Child's French culinary aesthetic. Great food, great movie, what are you waiting for, time to reach for the stars!
Ephron, who earned Oscar nominations for "Silkwood," "When Harry Met Sally…" and "Sleepless in Seattle," was also a renowned cook and dinner party hostess. Her appreciation of fine food led to her adapting and then directing "Julie & Julia," which chronicles the year in which author Julie Powell cooked her way through chef Julia Child's first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Tickets to "Julie & Julia" are $5 and available online at oscars.org/outdoors. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothing. Picnic baskets, beer and wine are permitted.
The Academy Hollywood campus is located 1341 Vine Street in Hollywood (between De Longpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue, and between Vine Street and Ivar Avenue). The campus is accessible via the Metro Red Line train and the Metro Local 210 bus. Free parking is located behind the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study. Enter from Homewood Avenue off Vine Street, one block north of Fountain Avenue. The lot opens 90 minutes prior to the event and closes 30 minutes afterwards.
For additional information, visit oscars.org/outdoors or call (310) 247-3600. For additional information about the American Cinematheque, visit americancinematheque.com or call (323) 461-2020.