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JAMES NAREMORE TO PRESENT ACADEMY FILM SCHOLARS BOOK ON ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER CHARLES BURNETT

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host James Naremore for its 15th Film Scholars Lecture on Thursday, September 7, at 7:30 pm, at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Naremore will discuss his forthcoming book focused on Charles Burnett, a renowned African-American filmmaker and key figure in the “L.A. Rebellion,” titled, Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge. The lecture will bring attention to Burnett’s accomplished and significant career through analysis of his films including “Killer of Sheep” and “The Glass Shield,” followed by a screening of Burnett’s “To Sleep with Anger.”

This is the 15th in a series of lectures spotlighting recipients of the Academy Film Scholars grant. Established in 2000, the Academy Film Scholars program is designed to stimulate and support the creation of new and significant works of film scholarship about aesthetic, cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or scientific aspects of theatrical motion pictures.

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