Witness (1985)

The Library continues a monthlong celebration of Hollywood and its annual Academy Award coronation by spotlighting one of its most notable Oscar … nonwinners. Harrison Ford earned his lone nomination, but no statuette, for his sensitive portrayal of a police detective who assimilates himself into an Amish community to protect a young murder witness in Witness (1985; R).
Date of Event: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Durwood Film Vault
Movie - Film Screening
The list of actors who’ve won Academy Awards is long and distinguished. So is the roll of those who haven’t. The Library this month screens five films that earned nominationsbut not statuettesfor five notably Oscar-less stars: Tom Cruise, Annette Benning, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, and John Malkovich.

Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault
Central Library, 14 W. 10th 
February 1 Born on the Fourth of July (1989; R)
February 8 The Grifters (1990; R)
February 15 Witness (1985; R)
February 22 Gorillas in the Mist (1988; PG-13)
February 29 In the Line of Fire (1993; R)