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ACADEMY AWARD WINNER "BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE" (1950)

NEWLY RESTORED PRINT

Last ctober 24, 2006 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization responsible for the Oscars, screened a brand-new never seen before restored print of Robert Snyder's 1950 Oscar-winning film, The Titan: The Story of Michelangelo as part of a series titled Oscar Docs: The First 20 Years of Academy Award Winning Documentaries, 1941-1960 at the Linwood Dunn Theater.

This comprehensive screening series of every short subject and feature to win the Oscar for documentary filmmaking, from the inception of the category in 1941 through 1960, Offered a unique opportunity to observe the historical impact and development of the theatrical documentary, the retrospective featured the best available prints of these films, many of which were newly struck or restored editions from the documentary collection of the Academy Film Archive. Program handouts feature comprehensive notes on the making of the films with original still reproductions from the shorts and full-color reproductions of the original feature poster art. In addition to the screenings of the complete shorts and features, the retrospective included two separate panel discussion evenings, one on World War II documentaries and another on nature documentaries.

For more information about THE TITAN, click on the link below
THE TITAN: Story of Michelangelo