The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and its Future of Film Committee will present a new program showcasing the 15 shortlisted documentary films contending for the 91st Oscars.
Oscars Spotlight: Documentary Feature Shortlist will screen theatrically in 13 cities nationwide starting December 31 through January 21, 2019. Participating theaters include AMC Theatres, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and Laemmle Theatres.
“The Academy is thrilled to be collaborating with exhibitors and distributors to shine a light on the best documentaries of the year,” said Albert Berger, Academy governor and chair of the Future of Film Committee. “We want to encourage moviegoing and engage audiences across the country in our process as we move through the shortlists, nominations and towards the Oscars.”
Theaters and showtimes are subject to change. Check local listings for the following cities.
Austin Alamo Drafthouse Mueller
Boston AMC Loews Boston Common 19
Chicago Music Box Theatre
Dallas/Fort Worth Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands
Denver Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake
Los Angeles Area AMC Sunset 5, Laemmle Monica Film Center, Laemmle Playhouse 7 (Pasadena)
New York IFC Center, Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn
Phoenix Area Harkins Shea 14
Raleigh Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh
San Francisco Area Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara International Film Festival Riviera Theatre
Seattle AMC Pacific Place 11
Washington, D.C. Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonians National Museum of American History
Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.