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An Academy Conversation with Danny Boyle

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Academy Conversation with Danny Boyle,” including a screening of the Oscar winner’s feature directorial debut, “Shallow Grave,” on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City.

A festival favorite in 1994, “Shallow Grave” opened theatrically the following year to broad critical acclaim and introduced its makers and stars to a worldwide audience. Set in Edinburgh, Scotland, the thriller follows three friends who find their flatmate dead from an overdose in his bedroom. The story takes a startling turn when they also discover a suitcase full of cash, then decide to keep the cash and dispose of the body. Starring Ewan McGregor, Kerry Fox and Christopher Eccleston, the film was written by doctor-turned-screenwriter John Hodge and produced by Andrew Macdonald. Hodge went on to earn an Oscar nomination for “Trainspotting,” which Boyle directed in 1996, and Macdonald produced five more of Boyle’s films, including “Trainspotting” and “28 Days Later.”

Boyle, a three-time Academy Award® nominee, won an Oscar for his direction of the 2008 Best Picture winner “Slumdog Millionaire.” His next feature, “Trance,” opens in the U.S. next month.

A rare 35mm print of the film will be screened courtesy of Park Circus LLC.

Tickets for “Shallow Grave” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased starting March 19 online at oscars.org or in person at the box office during regular box office hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m.).

The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington avenues) in New York City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (212) 821-9251, e-mail AcademyNYC@oscars.org or visit oscars.org.

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