The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will resume its summer screening series on June 5 with the showing of Joss Whedon's 2012 adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing."
The screening will be one of 25 events scheduled from June to August at the organization's Hollywood campus at 1341 Vine Street, adjacent to the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study. (It's the site that was originally purchased to hold the academy's film museum.)
Whedon and his cast, including Amy Acker, Alexis Denisoff, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Krazn and Sean Maher, will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A.
With the exception of the upcoming music documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom," most of the screenings will be of classic films, a varied selection that includes Harold Lloyd's silent comedy "Safety Last" from 1923 and Disney's animated "Peter Pan" from 1953.
More recent movies include the 1995 Alicia Silverstone-starrer "Clueless," the 1988 Tom Hanks comedy "Big," and Mira Nair's 2001 film "Monsoon Wedding."
Mel Brooks' 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles" will also be featured, along with a sing-a-long of 1978's "Grease."
The three-month screening series will close with the 1988 Italian film "Cinema Paradiso."
Tickets will go on sale on May 22 and will be $5 for adults, $3 for academy members and students and free for children 10 and under. Seating is unreserved.
Screenings begin at sunset.
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