03.12.2009 Press Release

Academy Celebrates 20th Anniversary of “Field of Dreams”

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Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1989 Best Picture nominee “Field of Dreams” on Wednesday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan, the evening will feature a screening of the film from a new print from the Academy Film Archive and Universal. It will be followed by a cast-and-crew reunion that is scheduled to include actors Kevin Costner and Timothy Busfield; Oscar-nominated writer Phil Alden Robinson, who also directed the movie; Oscar-nominated producers Charles Gordon and Lawrence Gordon; cinematographer John Lindley; and production designer Dennis Gassner.

Based on the book “Shoeless Joe” by W.P. Kinsella, “Field of Dreams” is the story of Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (played by Costner) and his unexpected cross-country journey in search of an elusive connection with his long-deceased father. This magical film about the transformative power of baseball and a son's love for his father earned Oscar® nominations for Music – Original Score (James Horner), Best Picture (L. Gordon, C. Gordon, producers), and Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (Robinson).

Tickets for “Field of Dreams” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. All seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.


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