When America watches the Oscars tomorrow, at least 3 Westporters will have more than a casual interest.
Neil Katz and Andy Sawyer are executive producers of “The Kids Are All Right.”
The film — about 2 kids conceived by artificial insemination, who bring their birth family into their family’s life — has been nominated for 4 Academy Awards. Three are pretty random (for example, “Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen”), but 1 is the biggie: “Best Motion Picture.”
“The Kids Are All Right” has already won a Golden Globe for “Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.”
Of course, feature films are not the only Oscar nominees. Less heralded, but equally important (at least to the makers’ friends and family) documentaries have their own categories. “The Warriors of Qiugang” — about Chinese villagers who take on a chemical company that’s poisoning their air and water — is up for “Best Documentary Short Subject.”
Staples grad Brian Keane composed the haunting music. A multiple Grammy, Emmy and Peabody Award winner, Brian is also a noted producer, working with artists as diverse as Pete Seeger, Linda Ronstadt and the London Symphony Orchestra.
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