UCLA Festival of Preservation (2011)

UCLA Festival of Preservation (2011)
March 3, 2011 -
March 27, 2011

"I've been writing about the incomparable UCLA Festival of Preservation for nearly 20 years, and every time a new edition appears, I fear I'll run out of fresh adjectives to describe the UCLA Film & Television Archive's gift for restoring the widest possible spectrum of fascinating and hard-to-see cinema." - Los Angeles Times

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From the Director

As director of UCLA Film & Television Archive, it is my great pleasure to introduce the 2011 UCLA Festival of Preservation. We have worked to put together a program that reflects the broad and deep efforts of UCLA Film & Television Archive to preserve and restore our national moving image heritage.

Our Festival opens with the restoration of Robert Altman’s Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982), funded through our good friends at The Film Foundation and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This is the first fruit of a new, larger project, funded by The Film Foundation, to preserve Mr. Altman’s artistic legacy. Another more recent film is Barbara Loden’s Wanda (1970), an unjustly neglected independent masterpiece, restored by senior preservationist, Ross Lipman, with funding from The Film Foundation in association with GUCCI.

Moving backwards in time, we present several films noir, restored by preservationist Nancy Mysel, including the recently rediscovered gem Cry Danger (1951), starring Dick Powell, and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950), featuring James Cagney in his last gangster role.

Our newsreel preservationists, Blaine Bartell and Jeff Bickel, present their restoration of the classic John Steinbeck documentary, The Forgotten Village (1941), while senior preservationist Jere Guldin has restored two silents directed by Rex Ingram, both previously considered lost: The Chalice Of Sorrrow (1916) and The Flower of Doom (1917). And our senior most preservationist Robert Gitt, will unveil two new programs of Vitaphone shorts, preserved in cooperation with Warner Brothers.

This year we have also expanded our preservation of classic television. In cooperation with the Righteous Persons Foundation we will present three episodes of Ralph Edwards’ This is Your Life, which discussed the Holocaust for the first time on American television. On a lighter note, we also highlight two television musical specials starring Gene Kelly.

The Archive’s internationally recognized preservationists will appear in person at many Festival screenings to introduce the films and discuss their work with audiences.

Before the Festival ends, UCLA Film & Television Archive will also go live with our new website. The new site will be interactive, offering information, blogs and streaming film clips. Be sure to visit: www.cinema.ucla.edu.

All of our preservation work and public programs—including this Festival—are funded by donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies. We are most thankful for the generosity of these organizations and individuals.

Dr. Jan-Christopher Horak
Director
UCLA Film & Television Archive

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Additional programming support provided, in part, by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Past Programs & Events

Image Title Date and Time Location Buy Tickets
The Crusades (1935) The Crusades (1935) March 27, 2011 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Laurel and Hardy Celebrating Laurel & Hardy March 27, 2011 - 2:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Gene Kelly in New York, New York (CBS, 2/14/66) Gene Kelly on Television March 26, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Native Land (1942) Native Land (1942) March 26, 2011 - 2:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Sid Laverents The Sid Saga (Parts 1-3, 1985-1989) March 21, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Pot o' Gold (194 Pot o' Gold (1941)
Soundies
March 20, 2011 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Vitaphone short On the Vitaphone, Program Two (1928-1930) March 20, 2011 - 2:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Wanda (1970) Wanda (1970) March 19, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Jackie Morgan and Baby Peggy Baby Peggy: Hollywood's Tiny Titan March 19, 2011 - 2:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Cry Danger (1951) Cry Danger (1951)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
March 14, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
The Forgotten Village (1941) The Forgotten Village (1941) March 14, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
This is Your Life: ”Hanna Bloch Kohner" (NBC, 5/27/53) This is Your Life: Three Episodes March 13, 2011 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Film (1965) Samuel Beckett's Film (1965)
Play of the Week: "Waiting for Godot" (1961)
March 13, 2011 - 2:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Val and Ernie Stanton On the Vitaphone! Program One (1927-1930) March 12, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Rainbow Over Texas (1947) Rainbow Over Texas (1947)
Heart of the Rio Grande (1942)
March 12, 2011 - 2:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Epilogue/Siam (1969) Tribute to Tom Chomont March 11, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Satan Met a Lady (1936) Satan Met a Lady (1936)
The Big Shakedown (1934)
March 7, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Chalice of Sorrow (1916) The Chalice of Sorrow (1916)
The Flower of Doom (1917) 
March 6, 2011 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Queens at Heart (1967) Highlighting the Outfest Legacy Project: Three Films March 6, 2011 - 2:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Sleep, My Love (1948) Sleep, My Love (1948)
Strangers in the Night (1944)
March 5, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
The Girl Who Dared (1944) The Girl Who Dared (1944)
Rendezvous with Annie (1946)
March 5, 2011 - 2:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
The Goose Woman (1925) The Goose Woman (1925)
Eve's Leaves (1926)
March 4, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) Come Back to the 5 & Dime,
Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
(1982)
March 3, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater