Oscars Outdoors Summer Film Series to Celebrate Nora Ephron

Director Nora Ephron attends the "Julie & Julia" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on July 30, 2009 in New York City. 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.

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.

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."

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

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