Monday, September 14, 2009

UCLA Film & Television Archive Screenings


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Calendar
Here's a look at what's happening at the Billy Wilder Theater through the Fall.

Nothig SaredAFRICAN AMERICAN FILM PIONEERS 
This Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 27

This program celebrates the work of three African American film pioneers who made a decisive difference in the development of a black imaginary: Oscar MicheauxSpencer Williams andHerb Jeffries. Entertaining and revealing, these works offer a stimulating contrast to mainstream, white-oriented American cinema originating in Hollywood, and an essential glimpse of early independent filmmaking. Read more »

IN PERSON: Herb Jeffries (September 27). 

 

Slumber Party MassacreARCHIVE TREASURES 
This Sunday, September 13 @ 7 p.m.

"Archive Treasures" showcases work from the Archive's extensive holdings—one of the largest moving image collections in the world. An explosive title sequence designed by Saul Bass sets the unsettling tone for the groundbreaking WWII film The Victors (1963), starring Albert Finney and directed by blacklisted screenwriter Carl Foreman (High Noon).  Read more »

On the TownSCHOOL DAYS 
Friday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 30

It's that time of year when eager minds return to the dorms and the hallowed halls of academe. The Archive presents a survey of college-set films that explores the ever-changing on-screen image of campus life from flapper escapades to student sit-ins. Films will include Harold Lloyd's The Freshman (1925); director Dorothy Arzner's The Wild Party (1929), starring Clara Bow; and Jack Nicholson's directorial debut Drive, He Said (1971). Read more »

¡AZTEC MUMMIES & MARTIAN INVADERS!: MEXICAN SCI-FI CLASSICSFAMILY FLICKS 
Sunday, September 20 @ 11 a.m.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a free matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films. Please join us for Sidney Lumet's dazzlingly inventive musical, The Wiz (1978), starring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Richard Pryor. Read more »

FREE Admission!

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.THE LEGACY PROJECT SCREENING SERIES 
Saturday, September 26 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Legacy Project is a collaborative effort bringing together the Archive and Outfest to collect and restore queer film and video. This month, see the 1969 feature, The Gay Deceivers, an outrageous and politically incorrect film following two Los Angeles men who pretend to be gay to avoid the Vietnam draft. Read more »

*OUTFEST members receive $1 off admission at the box office.

ENCOUNTER WITH IRAN: IRANIAN FILMMAKERS IN CONVERSATION 
Friday, October 9 – Friday, October 16

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present a series of new and recent Iranian films in conjunction with the planned visit of a group of prominent Iranian filmmakers to Los Angeles. Please visit www.cinema.ucla.edu next week for up-to-date info on film titles and participants. Read more »

Note: Films will screen at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus and the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater.

StonewallKEN JACOBS IN PERSON 
Thursday, October 15 @ 7:30 p.m.

One of the key American media artists of the postwar era, Ken Jacobs has crafted a unique, powerful and ever-evolving body of work over a career that has spanned five decades. This program showcases some of Jacobs' most recent work, all from 2009. Read more »

IN PERSON: Ken Jacobs

StonewallFOOTSTEPS AND FOG: BRITISH FILM NOIR 
Saturday, October 17 – Monday, October 26

French film scholars coined "Film Noir" to describe a cycle of American films dealing with dark themes with a certain cynicism and a distinct visual style. Though less acknowledged, British filmmakers also made some fascinating contributions to the style. From classics like Carol Reed's The Third Man (1949) to gritty rarities such as No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948, St. John L. Clowes), this series shines a light on noir from across the pond. Read more »

StonewallFAMILY FLICKS 
Sunday, October 18 @ 11 a.m.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a free matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films. Please join us for a pre-Harry Potter look at a witch-in-training: Bednobs and Broomsticks (1971, Robert Stevenson), starring Angela Lansbury and Roddy MacDowallRead more »

Free Admission!

StonewallARCHIVE PREVIEW 
Wednesday, October 21 @ 7:30 p.m.

Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are “The Yes Men,” a unique duo of disrupters who infiltrate corporate events disguised as participants to expose the dangers of a market-ruled world. The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present a free screening of their Sundance documentary hit, The Yes Men Fix the World (2008). Read more »

IN PERSON: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno.

FREE Admission!

StonewallROBERT BEAVERS IN PERSON 
Thursday, October 25 @ 7:30 p.m.

This presentation of work by avant-garde filmmaker Robert Beavers represents the artist's Los Angeles debut, after a career spanning from the mid-1960s to the present day. Beavers will appear in person to present Amor (1980), The Stoas (1991-97), The Ground (1993-2001) and Pitcher of Colored Light (2007). Read more »

IN PERSON: Robert Beavers.

StonewallTHE HAUNTED ARCHIVE 
Saturday, October 31 @ 7:30 p.m.

Spend your Halloween with spooky films from deep in our haunted vaults. Christopher Lee stars in The City of the Dead a.k.a. Horror Hotel (1960) and Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee star in The Skull (1965). Boo! Read more »

VENUE
Unless noted ("Iranian Filmmakers in Conversation"), 
all programs screen at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 
(corner of Wilshire & Westwood Blvds, courtyard level of the Hammer Museum).

TICKETS
FREE admission to all "Family Flicks" programs and the Oct. 21 "Archive Preview."

Advance tickets are available for $10 at www.cinema.ucla.edu.

Tickets are also available at the box office starting one hour before showtime: 
$9, general admission; 
$8, Cineclub members, students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.

PARKING
After 6 p.m. $3 in the lot under the Billy WIlder Theater. 
Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. 
Before 6 p.m., $3 for the first three hours with Museum validation.

INFO
www.cinema.ucla.edu / 310.206.FILM

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