Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

Family Flicks

Monday, June 25th, 2012

UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present family flicks and they are free!

Next up: My Friend Flicka, July 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Billy Wilder Theater

Free!

Considered immature and irresponsible by his rancher father, young Ken dreams of having his own horse. He is ultimately entrusted with a chestnut filly he names Flicka but the responsibilities of caring for the animal puts Ken quickly to the test, especially when Flicka becomes gravely injured.

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Cheeseheads!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

‘We are Wisconsin!’

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Documenting the public outcry against Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s controversial 2011 budget-repair bill, ‘We Are Wisconsin!’ focuses on the human story behind a remarkable popular uprising forged on the floor of the Madison Capitol.

The film asks the question “why should we care about what’s going on in Wisconsin?” through an in-depth profile of six protesters—a UW-Madison student leader, a county social worker, a nurse, a high school teacher, a police officer, and a union electrician.

All Hammer public programs are free. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability.

Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Free and open to the public.

 

Hiroshima

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
UCLA Young Research Library
Auditorium

The UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies is proud to sponsor Hiroshima.

A screening of Hideo Sekigawa’s 1953 film, “Hiroshima” organized by Mariko Tamanoi and Toshie Marra.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in lot 3 for $11.

Click here for the website of  UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.

Hiroshima 

Creating a New Black Cinema

Friday, December 16th, 2011

‘Emma Mae’ (1976)

Friday, December 16, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema – Film Series

This major film exhibition by the UCLA Film & Television Archive celebrates an historic artistic movement of Los Angeles-based African American and African filmmakers who met at UCLA from the 1960s to 1980s and worked to forge a cinema that would be responsive to black communities. The Archive will present more than 50 film and video works, most of which have never screened theatrically, many in new or restored prints, and often with the filmmaker present.

‘Emma Mae’ (1976): Emma Mae arrives in Los Angeles from Mississippi replete with rough edges, as well an exceptional ability to kick ass. Emma Mae’s plain looks and shy demeanor set her apart from supermama heroines of this “Blaxploitation” era (e.g., ‘Foxy Brown’, ‘Cleopatra Jones’). But when folks underestimate her, Emma Mae surprises everyone, including her no-good boyfriend Jesse, with her extraordinary physical and emotional strength.

Preceded by: ‘Bellydancing—A History & An Art’ (1979): Alicia Dhanifu, who appears in Jamaa Fanaka’s ‘Emma Mae’, constructs a rigorous history of belly dancing—its roots and history, forms and meanings.

Tickets: Advanced tickets: $10 online. In-person sales one hour before showtime: $9 general public; FREE to UCLA students with valid ID; $8 other students/seniors.

L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema – Film Series

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

‘Compensation’ (1999)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm,
UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

This major film exhibition by the UCLA Film & Television Archive celebrates an historic artistic movement of Los Angeles-based African American and African filmmakers who met at UCLA from the 1960s to 1980s and worked to forge a cinema that would be responsive to black communities. The Archive will present more than 50 film and video works, most of which have never screened theatrically, many in new or restored prints, and often with the filmmaker present.

‘Compensation’ (1999): In two Chicago love stories, set a century apart, a deaf woman and a hearing man face the specter of death. They also confront intraracial differences across lines of gender, class, education and ability. Through innovative use of sign language and title cards evoking the silent film era, ‘Compensation’ is accessible to deaf and hearing audiences.

Preceded by: ‘Dark Exodus’ (1985): Visualizing the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North in sepia tones, Iverson White’s period film captures the atmosphere of early 20th century America.

Tickets: Advanced tickets: $10 online. In-person sales one hour before showtime: $9 general public; FREE to UCLA students with valid ID; $8 other students/seniors.

 

Arts Library Exhibit

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Architects’ Journeys: Selected Published Travel Sketchbooks
and Study Tour Drawings

Through December

To welcome back students who may have been studying abroad this summer, this exhibit showcases books from Arts Library collections that feature architects’ travel sketches and study tour drawings, including facsimile sketchbooks.

The UCLA Arts library is located in 1400 Public Affairs Building, North Campus.

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Saul Bass was the designer of iconic titles and posters for films by Alfred Hitchcock and Otto Preminger, among others. He was the creator of dynamic logos and advertising campaigns for clients such as Quaker Oats and United Airlines, and an Academy Award winning filmmaker.

Pat Kirkham, co-author with Jennifer Bass of Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design, explores the world of one of the 20th century’s most influential visual innovators. A book signing will follow the program.

Free and open to the public.

See a Family Flick!

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Pack the kids in the station wagon and head over to the museum and see a flick.

‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ (1945)

Sunday, December 11, 2011
11:00 am – 1:00 pm,
UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a free matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world.

In this delightful, musical slice of Americana circa 1903, Margaret O’Brien steals the show as Tootie, a pint-sized town booster who dreams about St Louis’ coming World’s Fair. But Tootie’s charmed life is threatened when Dad declares that he’s moving the family to New York. The always-enchanting Judy Garland performs memorable renditions of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “The Trolley Song.”

Free and open to the public (recommended for ages 6+).

FREE Flick!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Come on, times are tough and you just want to enjoy somewhere warm and be entertained at the same time.

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Dodd Hall – Room 147

Student Committee for the Arts Film Screening

Tim Burton’s stop-motion musical tells the story of “Pumpkin King” Jack Skellington, a resident of Halloween Town who struggles to gain an understanding of Christmas.

Admission is free, but reservations are required!

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Diane Keaton READS!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum – Billy Wilder Theater

Hammer Readings
Academy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Diane Keaton reads from her new memoir Then Again. Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable films of the past forty years, including The Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Reds, Baby Boom, Father of the Bride, The First Wives Club, and Something’s Gotta Give. A Q&A will follow the reading.

Free and open to the public.