Friday, April 1, 2011

This Month at the UCLA Film Archive

LOOKING FOR RICHARD BROOKS: AN APPRECIATION
Friday, April 1 - Wednesday, May 25

Our appreciation of writer-director Richard Brooks’ iconic classics begins with the powerful true-crime saga In Cold Blood (1967), shot in stunning black-and-white and widescreen using actual locations. Unknowns at the time, Scott Wilson and Robert Blake portray the killers, and the film helped inaugurate Wilson’s four-decade career as a popular character actor.Read more »

IN PERSON: actor Scott Wilson (In Cold Blood, 4/1) and author Douglass K. Daniel (Elmer Gantry, 4/23).


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone present

ARCHIVE DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
Friday, April 8 @ 7:30 p.m.

A special screening of Traces and Memory of Jorge Prelorán (2010) forms the centerpiece of this tribute to UCLA alumnus Prelorán, whose massive body of work—60 ethno-biographic films over many decades—documented Argentina like no other. This moving and illuminating documentary charts Prelorán’s unique aesthetic and ethical stamp.

IN PERSON: Maria Elena, Howard Suber, Michael Miner and Mabel Prelorán.

FREE Admission!


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

FAMILY FLICKS
Sunday, April 10 @ 11 a.m.

In the animated musical, The Mouse and His Child (1977), mechanical toy mice embark on a wondrous quest to become self-winding after a toy shop accident sends them to a landfill.

FREE Admission!


UCLA Film & Television Archive, the UCLA Latin American Institute and the UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese present

PATRICIO GUZMÁN: THE WATCHFUL EYE
Friday, April 15 – Wednesday, May 11

Our special preview of Nostalgia for the Light (“One of the Top Ten Best Movies of 2010,” Sight & Sound) launches our tribute to Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán. He joins us forThe Battle of Chile (1975-’79), his landmark, eyewitness chronicle of General Pinochet’s violent coup on 9/11/73 and its fearsome legacy.

IN PERSON: Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile, Parts 1&2, 4/29).


alainur (2008)UCLA Film & Television Archive, REDCAT, Los Angeles Filmforum, Echo Park Film Center, Pomona College Museum of Art and the Museum of the Moving Image (NY) present

BETWEEN DISORDER AND UNEXPECTED PLEASURES: Tales from the New Chinese Cinema
Sunday, April 17 & Friday, April 22

Digital media have allowed independent Chinese filmmakers to be bolder, more daring and to better explore fresh themes and locations. The Archive presents two special programs as part of a larger, citywide series of new, independent Chinese cinema.

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THE LEGACY PROJECT SCREENING SERIES
Sunday, May 8 @ 7:00 p.m.

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

The Case of Mr. Lin (1955) is a rarity of exceeding interest: a documentary featuring a psychotherapy session between the esteemed professor Carl Rogers and a homosexual client; equally revealing is The Liberace Show: “Tribute to Mothers” (Syndicated, 1955), in which Liberace devotes an entire episode to his “favorite person,” Mom.

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UCLA Film & Television Archive, New York University and Los Angeles Filmforum present

CELEBRATNG ORPHAN FILMS: An Eclectic Mix of Screenings and Discussions
Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14

The term “orphan film” applies to a wide variety of neglected works, many previously unpreserved because their owners have abandoned them, or because no copyright holder can be found. Enjoy two days of home movies, outtakes, newsreels, silent era cinema, fragments and experimental films presented by a full roster of experts and devotees.

lice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

THE IMAGINED WEST
Saturday, May 21 @ The Autry

The Archive is pleased to collaborate with the Autry National Center in an ongoing, occasional series of films that represent the idea of The West in American popular culture.

Ellen Burstyn shines in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), a tender portrait of a single mother with a young son in post-Vietnam America. The film presents a surprising feminist turn for Martin Scorsese’s first feature following Mean Streets (1972).

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

he Love Bug (1968)

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

FAMILY FLICKS

Sunday, May 22 @ 11 a.m.

Start your engines for fun! It’s the original The Love Bug (1968)! When a Volkswagen Bug follows him home from the dealership, racecar driver Jim Douglas (Jones) doesn’t know what to think but soon discovers that this is no ordinary car.

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 May 21 "The Imagined West" screening takes place at the Autry National Center. Venue/ticket info: TheAutry.org

TICKETS
FREE Admission to Admission to “Archive Documentary Spotlight” on April 8; and “Family Flicks” on 4/10 and 5/22.

Advance tickets for other programs at the Billy Wilder Theater 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;
FREE to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8 other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.

$10 Passes for “Celebrating Orphan Films” are now available!

PARKING
Under the Billy Wilder Theater: $3 flat rate on weekdays after 6 p.m., and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire.

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

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