Rochester, N.Y., January 23, 2017-Democrat and Chronicle entertainment columnist Jack Garner will offer his take on the 2017 Academy Award nominations and predict the winners in the major categories on Monday, February 13 at 6 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum.


Garner, who served as the national Gannett News Service film critic for many years, is well known to audiences of the Dryden Theatre, where he has introduced dozens of films and interviewed industry luminaries over many years. He is a recipient of the museum's George Eastman Medal of Honor in recognition of meritorious service to the advancement of the principles embodied by Eastman himself. Garner will take questions after his presentation.

Tickets for the Academy Awards Preview event in the Dryden are $8 general admission, $6 museum members, $4 students (with ID).

For those interested in keeping the discussion going, a premium ticket is available for $40, which includes dinner with wine in the museum's Potter Peristyle following the talk, with Garner in attendance. For reservations and more information, call (585) 271-3361 ext. 249.  Please leave your name and number and the best time to reach you. Reservations for dinner must be made by February 6. No refunds.

The event is presented by the Eastman Museum Council, and all proceeds will benefit the George Eastman Museum.

About the George Eastman Museum

Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world's oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 400,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world's preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and, through its two joint master's degree programs with the University of Rochester, makes critical contributions to the fields of film preservation and of photographic preservation and collection management. For more information, visit 

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