Academy Award-winning director Pollack to present film

Acclaimed film director Sydney Pollack will present a screening of his 1985 Academy Award-winning motion picture, “Out of Africa,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 (Thursday) in the Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. Following the screening, Pollack will discuss the filmmaking process with members of the audience. The event is free and open to the public.p. An actor, director and producer, Pollack has won two Academy Awards? as both director and producer of “Out of Africa” ? and two Golden Globe awards ? for “Out of Africa” and “Tootsie.” Other notable films he has directed include “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” “The Way We Were,” “Three Days of the Condor,” “Absence of Malice” and “The Firm.” He is chief executive officer of Mirage Productions, which has made films such as “Presumed Innocent,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys” and “Sense and Sensibility.”p. Pollack was raised in South Bend and is a member of Notre Dame’s advisory council for the performing arts. He received an honorary degree at Notre Dame’s 157th Commencement exercises in May.p. p. p.

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