The American Cinematheque, in association with the International Documentary Assn., will present this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries Saturday at the Center Green Theater at the Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood.
The nine documentaries--five shorts and four feature-length entries--will be screened as three separate programs at noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Each will be followed by a discussion with those filmmakers able to attend.
The Cinematheque's 'Docu-Day' begins at noon with Richard Schmiechen's "Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker," a profile on the psychologist whose pioneering work led the American Medical Assn. to stop listing homosexuality as a disease.
Dorothy Fadiman's "When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories," which tells of American women who risked abortion in the '30s to the '60s, screens at 1:22 p.m. Thomas Goodwin and Geraldine Wurzburg's "Educating Peter," which screens at 1:50 p.m., tells of a Down's syndrome sufferer who is for the first time placed in a regular classroom.