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Gary Oldman Receiving 6-Film Retrospective in New York City

Posted January 31, 2012

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY Best Actor Academy Award Nominee Gary Oldman Receiving 6-Film Retrospective in New York City;

WNYC Sponsoring Free Screenings Including THE CONTENDER, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, JFK, PRICK UP YOUR EARS, SID AND NANCY;

Gary Oldman to Participate in Live Q&A on February 8th.

Gary Oldman, who last week earned his first-ever Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, will visit Manhattan for a Q&A session immediately following a screening of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He is also currently a BAFTA Award nominee for the Focus Features movie in which he portrays the tenacious spy George Smiley. Celebrating the iconic characterizations of one of the foremost actors of his generation, WNYC Radio (www.wnyc.org) of New York City is hosting a free retrospective of Mr. Oldman’s movies.

All screenings, being held on 3 nights from February 6th through 8th, will take place at Landmark Theatres’ Sunshine Cinema (www.landmarktheatres.com), located at 143 East Houston Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Tickets are free, and will be available only via RSVP through www.OldmanRSVP.com. The Q&A with Mr. Oldman will take place on the final night of the retrospective, following the 7:30 PM screening on Wednesday, February 8th of Focus’ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which is nominated for 3 Academy Awards: Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay (Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan), and Best Original Score (Alberto Iglesias).

The other films being screened in the series are Sid and Nancy (1986), which starred Mr. Oldman as punk-rock legend Sid Vicious, on Monday, February 6th at 6:30 PM; JFK (1991), in which Mr. Oldman played the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald, on Monday, February 6th at 9:00 PM; The Contender (2000), with Mr. Oldman as U.S. Congressman Shelly Runyon, on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 PM; Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), starring Mr. Oldman as the title character, on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00 PM; and Prick Up Your Ears (1987), with Mr. Oldman as celebrated playwright Joe Orton, on Wednesday, February 8th at 5:00 PM.