Wednesday, April 20, 2011

UCLA screenings

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
Friday, April 22 @ 7:30 p.m.

Jalainur (2008) is our second program for this citywide series of new, independent Chinese cinema. Writer-director Zhao Ye captures the parting of two friends—Old Zhu, a retiring train conductor and his apprentice Li Zhizhong—working on the last Chinese steam engines in remote Inner Mongolia. "The movie's beautifully composed shots of smoke-belching steam engines heaving like fire-breathing dragons, and human figures silhouetted by moody night skies, wrests lyricism from the machine-ravaged landscapes of Inner Mongolia."—Los Angeles Time

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present:

LOOKING FOR RICHARD BROOKS: AN APPRECIATION
Saturday, April 23 to Wednesday, May 25
Brooks' always-timely portrait of religious hucksterism, Elmer Gantry (1960), adapted from the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis, earned Oscars for Brooks (Best Adapted Screenplay), Burt Lancaster (Best Actor) and Shirley Jones (Best Supporting Actress). Author Douglass K. Daniel will introduce our screening this Saturday and sign copies of his new book, Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks, before the film.
IN PERSON: Douglass K. Daniel.


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

PATRICIO GUZMÁN: THE WATCHFUL EYE
Friday, April 29 to Wednesday, May 11
Famed Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán will make a special appearance at the Billy Wilder Theater on Friday, April 29, for the first two parts of his three-part The Battle of Chile (1975-'79), "one of the ten best political films in the world" (Cineaste). The tour de force documentary continues our series featuring highlights from the filmmaker's remarkable career.
IN PERSON: Patricio Guzmán.


THE LEGACY PROJECT SCREENING SERIES
Mother's Day, 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.
Happy Mother's Day! Celebrate with this double-feature: in The Liberace Show: “Tribute to Mothers” (Syndicated, 1955), Liberace devotes an entire episode to his “favorite person,” Mom. Equally revealing is The Case of Mr. Lin (1955), a documentary featuring a psychotherapy session between the esteemed professor Carl Rogers and a homosexual client.


UCLA Film & Television Archive, New York University and Los Angeles Filmforum present
CELEBRATNG ORPHAN FILMS: AN ECLECTIC MIX OF SCREENINGS AND DISCUSSIONS
Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14
Join archivists, artists, media historians, technical experts and scholars for two days as they screen formerly "orphaned" works, including silents, home movies, newsreels, experimental films, vintage broadcasts and much more. One $10 Pass admits you to all events! Read more »
IN PERSON: Dan Streible, founder, Orphan Film Symposium, plus 25 experts showing more than 40 seldom-seen films.


THE IMAGINED WEST
Saturday, May 21 @ 2:00 p.m.
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.


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 (Dean Jones) doesn’t know what to think but soon discovers that this is no ordinary car.
FREE Admission!

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

TICKETS
FREE Admission to “Family Flicks” on 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! More Info

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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