With a formidable filmmaking tradition that belies its size, the Czech Republic has long been recognized for its innovative contributions to cinema. Join us for this robust selection of influential and emerging voices in Czech cinema.
IN PERSON: script editor James Ragan (5/20); director David Ondříček (6/3).
An Evening with Quentin Lee showcases a pair of the adventurous director's earliest features, Flow (1998) and Drift (2002), that depict queer Asian lives while reconfiguring genres and dismantling stereotypes.
IN PERSON: director Quentin Lee; actors Barney Cheng and Jonathan Roessler.
Join us for a selection of highly stylized expressionistic shorts from writer/director Rolf Forsberg, including the controversial and acclaimed Parable (1964), named to the National Film Registry. Watch the event trailer!
One of the most significant and influential filmmakers over the last half century, the Archive is honored to host Brazillan filmmaker Nelson Pereira dos Santos on the opening weekend of this sampling from his monumental career.
UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to continue its long tradition, tracing the unfolding of Iran's fascinating national cinema. This edition of the UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema offers a panoply of genres and storytelling modes.
IN PERSON: directors Maziar Miri (4/28) and Ali Mosaffa (4/28).
Archive Director Jan-Christopher Horak looks at The Last of the Mohicans (1920), the downfall of its director, Maurice Tourneur, one of the great pictorialists of cinema, and “the road not taken by classical Hollywood cinema.”
The Archive's collaborative effort to collect, restore and screen queer film and video has two upcoming programs: "An Evening with Quentin Lee" on May 18 and "In Celebration of Queer Shorts" on June 29.
IN PERSON: director Quentin Lee, actors Barney Cheng and Jonathan Roessler (5/18); directors Q. Allan Brocka, Jennifer Gentile, Carl Pfirman and Jennifer Arnold (6/29).