Over the course of three consecutive evenings, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will trace the history and evolution of motion picture formats from the silent era through the current digital age in ÒBehind the Motion Picture Canvas: Film Formats through the 21st Century,Ó beginning on Wednesday, September 9, at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The presentation will continue with screenings of ÒManhattanÓ (1979) on Thursday, September 10 and ÒThe Black StallionÓ (1979) on Friday, September 11. Both screenings will begin at 8 p.m. Academy Science and Technology Council member Rob Hummel will host each evening.

Pictured: Kelly Reno rides the title character in a scene from THE BLACK STALLION, 1979.

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