Thursday, July 1, 2010

UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVE JULY/AUG

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302 East Melnitz • 405 Hilgard Ave • Los Angeles, CA • 90095-1323 • ph. (310) 206-8013

Calendar
Here's a look at what's happening at the Billy Wilder Theater through August 2010.

LisandroUCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Latin American Institute present

LISANDRO ALONSO
Friday, July 2 – Sunday, July 11

A complete retrospective of acclaimed Argentinian filmmaker Lisandro Alonso, who will appear in person on opening night for a screening of his latest film Liverpool (2008). Other films include: Los Muertos (2006), Fantasma (2004) and La Libertad (2001). Read more »

IN PERSON: Lisandro Alonso (July 2).

National Velvet

THE IMAGINED WEST
Saturday, July 10 @ 2 p.m. / Saturday, July 31 @ 2 p.m.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive is pleased to collaborate with the Autry National Center in presenting a two-part series about the romance of railroading in American popular culture. Films will include Santa Fe (1951), the silent cinema landmark, The Great Train Robbery (1903) and The Harvey Girls (1946), starring Judy Garland. Read more »

Note: This series takes place at the Autry National Center of the American West.

Film FestivalARCHIVE DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
Saturday, July 10 @ 7:30 p.m.

This ongoing program spotlights international documentaries, especially those focusing on contemporary social issues. Please join us for The Shock Doctrine (2009, Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom), which brings Naomi Klein's bestseller to the screen in a powerful expose of how corporations exploit man-made crises for profit. Read more »

FREE admission!

Film FestivalUCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

FAMILY FLICKS: CLASSICAL CARTOONS
Sunday, July 11 @ 11 a.m.

Enjoy Peter & The Wolf (2006), the Academy Award–winning stop-motion adaptation of Sergei Prokofiev's timeless symphony for children, followed by a trio of classic "Looney Tunes" cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny: What's Opera, Doc (1957), Rabbit of Seville (1950) and Rhapsody Rabbit (1946). Read more »

Funding for this series was provided by the UCLA Arts Initiative

FREE admission!

Film FestivalRARITIES FROM THE WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION
Friday, July 16 – Saturday, August 14

Don't miss this special series of rarely-exhibited 35mm Warner Bros. prints! Our program spans more than 30 years and includes cinematic treasures and curios starring Bette Davis, John Barrymore, Kay Francis, Gary Cooper and John Garfield. On July 16, join us for a special program recreating the opening night of When a Man Loves (1927), including the original Vitaphone shorts program. Read more »

IN PERSON: Robert Gitt, Preservation Officer, UCLA Film & Television Archive (July 16).

Film FestivalARCHIVE PREVIEWS
Monday, August 2 @ 7:30 p.m.

Get an early look at A Film Unfinished (2009), director Yael Hersonski's powerful, award-winning documentary about the meaning of another non-fiction work: a now-infamous Nazi-produced film about the Warsaw Ghetto. Read more »

Film FestivalA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: THE FILMS OF AKIRA KUROSAWA, Part II
Friday, August 6 – Sunday, August 29

The UCLA Film & Television Archive joins with the American Cinematheque for a two-part retrospective celebrating the career of one of cinema's most enduring masters, Akira Kurosawa. Part II opens at the Billy Wilder Theater on August 6 and includes The Bad Sleep Well (1963), Red Beard (1965) and Drunken Angel (1948). Read more »

Film FestivalARCHIVE TREASURES: VITAPHONE VARIETIES
August 21 @ 7:30 p.m.

Tonight the Archive presents a delightful evening of newly restored Vitaphone shorts, those wildly entertaining heralds of the sound film era produced between 1926 and 1931. Read more »

IN PERSON: Robert Gitt, Preservation Officer, UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Film FestivalTHE CROSS REVOLVES AT SUNSET: RECENT RESTORATIONS FO EXPERIMENTAL FILM FROM THE ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE
Saturday, August 29 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Archive spotlights recent restorations of experimental films from the Academy Film Archive. Included among the evening's highlights will be a 35mm print from the digital restoration of Daina Krumins' The Divine Miracle (1973) along with newly restored and rarely seen films by Robert Nelson, Scott Stark, J.J. Murphy, Gary Beydler, Diana Wilson and others. Read more »

IN PERSON: Mark Toscano, Preservationist, Academy Film Archive.

Archive home pageFind out how you can support the Archive!

VENUE
Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village,
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
(corner of Wilshire & Westwood Blvds, courtyard level of the Hammer Museum).

The July 10 & July 31 "The Imagined West" screenings take place at the Autry National Center.
Venue/ticket info: www.TheAutry.org

TICKETS
FREE admission to Archive Documentary Spotlight" on July 10
and "Family Flicks" on July 11.

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

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

PARKING
At the Billy Wilder Theater:
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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