UCLA: UCLA Film and Television Archives Welcome Audiences Again For In-Person Screenings


The free fall programs at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum run from November 12 to December 18. This fall, the archives of UCLA Film & Television are opening its theater doors featuring a range of new and classic titles from around the world, including recent restorations, rare TV treasures and filmmaker tributes, plus special guests in person. This fall, the UCLA Film & Television Archive is opening its theater doors featuring a range of new and classic titles from around the world, including recent restorations, rare TV treasures and filmmaker tributes, plus special guests in person. “The Archives are delighted to welcome the public once again with free screenings at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum,” said May Hong HaDuong, director of Archives, a division of the UCLA library. “Our brilliant programmers and curators have put together a series of moving image experiments that will allow us to reimagine the world through the eyes of others. Together we can experience art collectively and safely – to see humanity on screen, around us and within us. ” “The Archives are delighted to welcome the public once again with free screenings at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum,” said May All public programs are free until June 2022, thanks to a donation from an anonymous donor. thank you November 12, 7:30 pm UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present two restoration premieres in Los Angeles in 35mm. In person: Alan K. Rode, author of “Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” “Mystery of the Wax Museum” and “Doctor X” were restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Film Foundation, in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment, from 35mm two-color Technicolor nitrate print sources. Preservation funding was provided by the Hobson / Lucas Family Foundation. The fall program continues through December 18 with premieres of new restorations, favorites from the Archives TV collection, a spotlight on pioneering cinematographer James Wong Howe and more. “Rue Caméléon”
“Los Angeles by Ralph Story”: on the move! In Person: Alison Martino of Vintage Los Angeles In Person This event is made possible by the John H. Mitchell Television Programming Endowment.
Iranian “Careless Crime” writer and director Shahram Mokri (“Fish & Cat”, “” Invasion “) constructs an intricate cinematic puzzle that evokes the Cinema Rex tragedy, a 1978 arson that killed around 420 moviegoers and sparked the Iranian revolution. Through long shots and a traveling camera, Mokri weaves several plots – an arson plot, a student film screening, a film into a film about a police investigation – into a gripping portrait and devastating contemporary Iran seemingly trapped by its revolutionary history in an endless loop of tragedy In Person: Writer-Director Shahram Mokri In Person: Writer-Director Shahram Mokri Special thanks to archives community partner, the Farhang Foundation.
Through the lens of James Wong Howe One of the most sought-after filmmakers during Hollywood’s golden age was Chinese-American James Wong Howe, who is today considered one of the most innovative cinematographers of all time. Arguably the first to use deep focus photography, Howe has always been at the forefront of technological ideation. For the filmmakers whose visions he made possible, Howe’s Eye created a distinct wealth. The Archive is proud to present two 35mm prints from our collection that showcase his masterful work. December 10, 7:30 p.m. When a dock worker in an Angolan port city is arrested for trying to organize his fellow workers, his wife, Maria (Elisa Andrade), makes the arduous journey from their small village to demand his release. Director and co-screenwriter Sarah Maldoror’s captivating adaptation of José Luandino Vieira’s short story chronicles the events leading up to the armed struggle against Portuguese domination from 1961. Elisa Andrade) José Luandino Vieira’s In Person: Annouchka de Andrade , daughter of Sarah Maldoror In person: Annouchka de Andrade, daughter of Sarah Maldoror
Or The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation for the preservation of the premiere of director Jamie Babbit’s short film “Stuck”, as well as his feature film “But I’m a Cheerleader”. In Person: Director Jamie Babbit In Person
Playhouse 90: “Alas, Babylon” Aired two years before the Cuban Missile Crisis confronted the world with the terrible possibility of a catastrophic thermonuclear war, this prime-time television series offered viewers an incredibly realistic look at the potential horrors of the atomic age. Told with a solemn resignation by black veteran Dana Andrews, the controversial production won praise and condemnation from critics for daring to portray the tragic consequences of a major nuclear conflict with the USSR This event is made possible by the John H. Mitchell Television Programming Endowment. The Red Shoes “A brilliant composer and a gifted young ballerina fall in love, displeasing the impresario of the world-class ballet company where they work and leading young lovers to a terrifying emotional precipice. This timeless classic has been beautifully restored in 35mm film using both traditional and state-of-the-art digital photochemical processes, bringing its stunning production design, lavish color palette and revolutionary treatment of dance on film to a vivid new life.In Person: Peter Sellars, Director of Theater and Film, Distinguished Professor in the Department of World Arts at UCLA and Cultures / Dance, and Founding Director of UCLA’s Boethius Institute, will present the film. “The Red Shoes” was restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive, in association with the British Film Institute, The Film Foundation, ITV Global Entertainment, Ltd. and Janus Films. Archives Virtual screening room, launched during the pandemic, will continue to offer online access to a wide range of programs organized by Archive. , launched during the pandemic, will continue to offer online access to a wide range of programs organized by Archive. For more details, updates, registration information, and important health guidelines, please visit cinema.ucla.edu. For more details on updates,


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