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WHAT Long Island Film Festival
THE DEAL The 29th annual edition features several notable films, including the Oscar-nominated "Mondays at Racine" (Sunday, 3:30 p.m.), a documentary about an Islip beauty salon that provides once-a-month free services to cancer patients; "Good Men" (March 2, 5:15 p.m.), starring Ed Asner and Mark Rydell as two guys arguing over the circumstances of 9/11; "Greetings from Fire Island, LI, NY" (March 3, 6:30 p.m.), a documentary about the South Shore getaway; and "Thugs: The Musical," (March 3, 5:25 p.m.), a mockumentary short film about a struggling, delusional "nonurban" black actor starring David Alan Grier.
WHEN|WHERE Saturday and Sunday, and March 1, 2 and 3 at the Hyatt Regency at Wind Watch in Hauppauge. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and can be purchased online at longislandfilmfestival.org or at the door.
Oscar-winners Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx Foxx won his Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray" (2004) and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor that same year for "Collateral." Douglas earned his statue for "Greed is Good" as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" (1987) Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, neither of whom has an Oscar or even a nomination to their names, have been named as presenters.
THE DEAL Filmmaker Neil Barsky, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, will be at the theater for a screening of his well-reviewed documentary about the late mayor of New York. (Newsday's Rafer Guzmán gave the movie three stars.)
WHEN | WHERE Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Admission: members, $10; nonmembers, $15
INFO cinemaartscentre.org, 631-423-3456
WHAT "The 85th Annual Academy Awards"
THE DEAL Oscar-winners Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx have been added as presenters at this year's ceremony. Foxx won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray" (2004) and was nominated for best supporting actor that same year for "Collateral." Douglas earned his statue for telling the world that "Greed is good" as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" (1987). Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, neither of whom has an Oscar or even a nomination to their names, also have been named as presenters.
WHEN|WHERE Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC/7