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An Academy Salute to Hal Ashby


Thursday, June 25th at 7:30 p.m.

An Academy Salute to Hal Ashby

Hosted by Cameron Crowe and Peter Bart

Featuring a freewheeling discussion with Ashby’s colleagues and admirers including Judd Apatow, Diablo Cody and other special guests.

Followed by the screening of a new print from the Academy Film Archive of “Harold and Maude” (1971).

In this era the term ‘maverick’ has been decidedly overused; for the generation of independent-minded filmmakers who came of age in the 1960s and ‘70s, Hal Ashby defined the word. From his beginnings as a brilliantly talented film editor (he won the 1967 Oscar® for “In the Heat of the Night”), Ashby applied his unconventional storytelling style to a series of films that uniquely combine the humor and pathos of everyday life with a broad range of subject matter, from returning war veterans to Beverly Hills hairdressers and idiot-savants.

The Academy’s Salute to Hal Ashby opens with a conversation with Ashby’s colleagues and admirers (check back for updates on special guests). The discussion will be followed by a screening of “Harold and Maude,” Ashby’s bittersweet romance between a vibrant septuagenarian and a suicidal teen. The film is scored throughout with the lyrical songs of Cat Stevens (Yusuf).

Paramount Pictures. 91 mins. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive and Paramount.

“An Academy Salute to Hal Ashby” continues at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, with a retrospective of five new prints of Ashby films from the Academy Film Archive.

Event Information

Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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General Admission – $5
Academy members and students with a valid ID – $3

Contact Info
(310) 247-3600

Official Academy Webpage



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