Wednesday, December 8, 2010

UCLA Screenings

LES ILLUSIONISTES: A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH ANIMATION
Through Monday, December 13

Like its live-action counterpart, French animation has historically been an auteur-driven affair and more recent French animators appear no less driven by personal vision. Our series continues on 12/11 with The Turning Table (1988) and the sci-fi cult classic Fantastic Planet (1973), followed by Chronopolis (1982) on 12/13!


THE LEGACY PROJECT SCREENING SERIES
Friday, December 10 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Legacy Project is a collaborative effort bringing together the Archive and Outfest to preserve and restore queer film and video.

Please join us for Chocolate Babies (1997), a scathingly funny and tender film in which a band of fed-up HIV-positive African American drag queens launch an underground terror campaign to fight for justice.

This event also celebrates the release of “War Diaries,” a collection of poems, short stories and personal essays reflecting on the experiences of black queer men internationally in the era of AIDS.


PLAYTIME: THE "MUSICAL COMEDIES" OF MIGUEL GOMES
Friday, December 17 & Saturday, December 18

Portuguese director Miguel Gomes has vaulted to the forefront of international attention with just two features and half a dozen shorts, each of which blur the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction, fairytales and reality, childhood and adulthood resulting in what Dennis Lim describes as "an expansive, kaleidoscopic experience." Gomes’ lo-fi, whimsical aesthetic cuts through cinematic cynicism with an irresistible sense of play. Join us for a two-day appreciation of his work that starts with Our Beloved Month of August (2008), followed by The Face You Deserve (2004), Entretanto (2002), and Cantico Das Criaturas (2006).

IN PERSON: Ernest Hardy and Tisa Bryant, editors, “War Diaries”; Kevin Simmonds, contributor, “War Diaries”; Pato Hebert, AIDS Project Los Angeles; Keith M. Harris, UC Riverside.

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