"Los Angeles has a gem in the UCLA Film & Television Archive's programming. Even while traveling I keep track of the Archive's Calendar, encouraged that such incredible films are being made around the globe and screened for the public on a weekly basis at UCLA."—Martin Scorsese
While preserving invaluable moving images is central to the Archive's mission, that mission would fall short if the collection were not experienced by an audience. Public programming is an essential component of the UCLA Film & Television Archive's activities. We present an adventurous and eclectic slate of 400 screenings a year, blending historic and contemporary programs to actively engage our audience with film art and media history.
On an annual basis, 30,000 audience members experience classic Hollywood films and historic television programs, contemporary international and independent films and rare silents at the Billy Wilder Theater, the Archive's theatrical home. Frequent talks by filmmakers, critics, scholars and other artists enrich the Archive's programming. Many programs are complimentary or offered at discount prices for students and Archive supporters.