"Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years" Tour

Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years
July 8, 2012 -
April 28, 2013

Read Archive Director Jan-Christopher Horak's list of 10 seminal films that helped shaped Universal's first 100 years here

Download the PDF catalog.

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to celebrate the centenary of a major motion picture company, and the unique and storied history of Universal Pictures made this opportunity a particularly rewarding one for UCLA Film & Television Archive. From its venerated horror cycle of the 1930s and '40s to Deanna Durbin musical comedies, Anthony Mann westerns, Douglas Sirk melodramas, and the adventure dramas of Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures' multiplicity of identities has always been its greatest asset.

The Archive has been pleased to partner with American Express to present the film exhibition, "Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years," May 4 – June 24, 2012 at the Billy Wilder Theater in Los Angeles and delighted that Universal has provided so many new prints and restorations for the occasion.

Fortunately for audiences throughout North America, American Express has made it possible to tour the film exhibition to a collection of notable venues over the next year, beginning in July of 2012 in New York City.

The following titles are a sample of the tour's repertoire. (NOTE: Not all films will screen at every venue; check local venues for complete program information.)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

New restorations!

• All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

• Dracula (1931)

• Jaws (1975)

• Pillow Talk (1959)

• To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Jaws (1975)

New prints!

• The Birds (1963)

• Francis (1950)

• Frankenstein (1931)

• The Sting (1973)

Links and venues will be updated as the tour continues.

July 8 – August 2, 2012 Chicago, IL Gene Siskel Film Center
July 13 – August 9, 2012 New York, NY Film Forum
August 3 31, 2012 Berkeley, CA Pacific Film Archive
August 16 – September 24, 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia Pacific Cinémathèque
November 2 14, 2012 Seattle, WA Northwest Film Forum
November 2 – December 2, 2012 Cambridge, MA Brattle Theatre
December 1 – 18, 2012 Columbus, OH Wexner Center for the Arts
December 9 – January 3, 2012 Chicago, IL Gene Siskel Film Center
January 4 February 2, 2013 Portland, OR Northwest Film Center
January 30 – April 24, 2013 Atlanta, GA Emory Cinematheque
February 1 23, 2013 Houston, TX The Museum of Fine Arts
February 19 – March 2, 2013 Ithaca, NY Cornell Cinema
April 6 – 28, 2013 Washington, DC National Gallery of Art