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Cooley High, the 1975 box office hit about friendship among a group of high school seniors living on Chicago’s west-side, will get a special tribute screening at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Director Michael Schutlz (Car Wash) will be honored in person. Hosted by Robert Townsend (Hollywood Shuffle), the panel of special guests will also include Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Larry Karaszewski, and Jackie Taylor. The film is a buoyant comedy along the lines of American Graffiti, as well as a socially relevant look at the experience of growing up black in the 1970s.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; Mon., July 8, 7:30 p.m.; $5. (310) 247-3000, www.oscars.org.