Oscars Outdoors Summer Film Series to Celebrate Nora Ephron

Celebrity News Aug. 29, 2012 AT 8:30PM
Director Nora Ephron attends the "Julie & Julia" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on July 30, 2009 in New York City. Director Nora Ephron attends the "Julie & Julia" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on July 30, 2009 in New York City. Credit: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

Oscars Outdoors is ending their summer screening series with a special celebration of the late Nora Ephron.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the writer/director's Julie & Julia as the final film being shown in the series on Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the open-air theater on the Academy Hollywood campus.

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To kick-off the night, Evan Kleiman, chef, restaurateur and radio host of KCRW's Good Food, will host a discussion with some of Ephron's friends and colleagues.

Ephron -- the legendary screenwriter and filmmaker whose credits include When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail -- passed away at age 71 after a private battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

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Meryl Streep, who starred in Julie & Julia, wrote to the New York Times: "Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, 'Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?' . . . You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly. She was an expert in all the departments of living well."

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For more information on Oscars Outdoors special screening in celebration of Ephron, visit oscars.org/outdoors.

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