UCLA Festival of Preservation (2013)

Gun Crazy (1950)
March 1, 2013 -
March 30, 2013

"...Today's audiences can experience the most unusual, the most entertaining and exciting treasures from the entire range of cinema's past, all brought back to life by the Archive's team of crack preservationists." -- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"There's so much to discover here." -- Leonard Maltin

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From the Director

After last year’s herculean effort to put together the massive L.A. Rebellion program, now touring North America, the Archive has not rested on its laurels, but has put together a new UCLA Festival of Preservation for 2013. It is my great pleasure, as director of UCLA Film & Television Archive, to introduce the 2013 “FOP,” which again reflects the broad and deep efforts of UCLA Film & Television Archive to preserve and restore our national moving image heritage. Even in an era of tightening budgets and ever decreasing University-State funding, the Archive is committed to protecting and celebrating our film and television assets.

Our Festival opens with the restoration of Gun Crazy (1950), directed by Joseph H. Lewis, and one of the most celebrated film noirs made on Hollywood’s poverty row. Produced in part locally in Montrose, California, and starring Peggy Cummins, this reworking of the “Bonnie and Clyde” story served as a template for Arthur Penn’s more famous film. The Festival also features a number of other films noirs, including The Chase (1946), completed by our late preservationist, Nancy Mysel, and based on Cornell Woolrich’s classic serie noire novel, The Black Path of Fear. That film will double feature with High Tide (1947), another low-budget noir gem. And then there is Cy Endfield’s The Sound of Fury (1950), based on the same source as Fritz Lang’s classic, Fury (1936), which chronicles a brutal lynching and the media frenzy surrounding it.

Independent cinema also continues to be a major focus of the Archive’s preservation efforts. After premiering our restoration of Robert Altman’s Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) in 2011, preservationist Jere Guldin this year introduces Altman’s first major feature, That Cold Day in the Park (1969), again funded by our good friends at The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Press Association. Preservationist Ross Lipman contributes restorations of further independent films, such as Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1985), directed by Thom Andersen, Fay Andersen and Morgan Fisher, and Shirley Clarke's Ornette: Made in America (1985). And the independents continue with a special program of films from the L.A. Rebellion, which were discovered or preserved after last year’s monumental program. We are also proud to present a compliment of silent features, including Clara Bow’s Mantrap (1926), and the German feature, Different from the Others (1919), preserved in conjunction with the Outfest / UCLA Legacy Project.

Finally, this Festival of Preservation marks the arrival of our new Head of Preservation, Scott MacQueen, who has contributed several Hollywood features from Paramount in the 1930s, including Double Door (1934), International House (1933), and Supernatural (1933).

Our newsreel preservationists, Blaine Bartell and Jeffrey Bickel, present their restoration of a German war documentary that had been considered lost for decades, With the Greeks in the Firing Line (1913), which documents the Balkan Wars of 1912-13, as well as a second program of selected newsreels from the Hearst Metrotone News Film Collections.

We are also very happy to continue preserving and screening classic television shows. Dan Einstein presents “October Story” from the 1950s omnibus series Goodyear Television Playhouse, starring Julie Harris. Two other classic television shows, CBS Playhouse’s “The Final War of Olly Winter” (1967) and ABC Stage 67’s “Noon Wine” (1966), round out the program. 

As is always the case, the Archive’s internationally recognized preservationists will appear in person at many Festival screenings to introduce the films and discuss their work with audiences. 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 and Television Archive

*All silent programs will be presented with live musical accompaniment.

Past Programs & Events

Image Title Date and Time Location Buy Tickets
Supernatural (1933) Double Door (1934); Supernatural (1933) March 30, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Bunny as a Reporter (1913) Short Films of the 1910s March 30, 2013 - 4:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Hearst Metrotone and the Newsreels Hearst Metrotone and the Newsreels March 24, 2013 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Ornette: Made in America (1985) Ornette: Made in America (1985) March 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Thirty-Day Princess (1934) Thirty Day Princess (1934); The Working Man (1933) March 23, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
ABC Stage 67: "Noon Wine" (ABC, 11/23/66) ABC Stage 67: "Noon Wine" (ABC, 11/23/66); "The Human Voice" (ABC, 5/4/67) March 23, 2013 - 4:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
The Diary of an African Nun (1977) L.A. Rebellion Redux March 22, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
The Argonauts of California–1849 (1916) The Argonauts of California–1849 (1916) March 18, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Bored of Education (1936) AMPAS-UCLA Restored Short Subjects March 17, 2013 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
That Cold Day in the Park (1969) That Cold Day in the Park (1969) March 16, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Belle of Amhearst (1976) Julie Harris on Television March 16, 2013 - 4:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
With the Greeks in the Firing Line (1913) With the Greeks in the Firing Line (1913) March 15, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World (1963) Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World (1963);
The Face of Genius (1966)
March 14, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Johnny Come Lately (1943) Johnny Come Lately (1943); The Inside Story (1948) March 11, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
The Chase (1946) The Chase (1946); High Tide (1947) March 10, 2013 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
International House (1933) International House (1933); Temple Tower (1930) March 10, 2013 - 4:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Eadward Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975) Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975); Paper Prints from the Library of Congress March 9, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Anders Als Die Andern (Different From Others) (1919) Anders Als die Andern (Different From the Others)—A Restoration in Progress (1919) March 9, 2013 - 4:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
CBS Playhouse: "The Final War of Olly Winter" (1/29/67) CBS Playhouse: "The Final War of Olly Winter" (1/29/67) March 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Try and Get Me (1950) Try and Get Me (a.k.a. The Sound of Fury) (1950); Repeat Performance (1947) March 4, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
"The Battle of Russia" (1943) Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia (1943) March 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Mantrap (1926) Mantrap (1926); Midnight Madness (1928) March 2, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Busy Bodies (1933) Celebrating Laurel & Hardy March 2, 2013 - 4:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Gun Crazy (1950) Gun Crazy (1950) March 1, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater