Wednesday, October 7, 2009

UCLA Film & Television Archive Screenings


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

In The name of FatherUP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: IRANIAN FILMMAKERS IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Friday, October 9 – Friday, October 16

In conjunction with the visit of a group of prominent Iranian filmmakers to Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the UCLA Film & Television Archive will present a series of recent Iranian films, each followed by a discussion with one or more of the film's principal creators. Guests will include: Reza Mir-Karimi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Ebrahim Hatamikia, Mojtaba Raie and Rakhshan Bani Etemad. Read more »

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

BaseballCo-sponsored by Baseball Reliquary and the Pasadena Public Library

TOUCHING ALL BASES: A BASEBALL CELEBRATION 
Friday, October 9 @ 8 p.m.

Dan Einstein, Television Archivist at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, will present a special baseball-themed program as part of ArtNight Pasadena. The program will include: The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, starring Dinah and the 1961 Los Angeles Dodgers; and This is Your Life: Roy Campanella, with friends Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese, Don Newcomb, Willie Mays and more.

FREE Admission!

Note: Program will screen at DRW Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. Additional info: http://www.baseballreliquary.org/ArtNight.htm

Hot Dogs at the MetKEN 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

Night and the CityFOOTSTEPS 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: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971, Robert Stevenson), starring Angela Lansbury and Roddy MacDowallRead more »

FREE Admission!

StonewallARCHIVE PREVIEW 
Wednesday, October 21 @ 7 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!

AmorROBERT 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"), 
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.

Note: different parking arrangements apply for the "Iranian Filmmakers" events at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus. 
Parking is available adjacent to the Theater in Lot 3 for $10.

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

UPCOMING:

1939 Redux: Digging Deeper Into "Hollywood's Greatest Year"

Light Matters: Joost Rekveld In Person

Saluting Robert Altman: The Long Goodbye (1973)

Beyond the Iron Curtain: Hungarian Cinema Observes the Fall of Communism

The Red Shoes (1948) Reprised

A Sherlock Holmes Double-Feature

The Movie That Inspired Me

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