Despite having directed some of the decade's best films, director Gregory La Cava remains a long forgotten man of 1930s Hollywood. Bringing a unique bite to Depression-era entertainment, La Cava laced both his screwball comedies and his dramas with darker currents of social reality.
UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to participate in this landmark program spearheaded by TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, chronicling a century's worth of Chinese cinema classics, including archival prints seldom seen in North America.
The Archive presents a collection of the pioneering queer analog video art of Kadet and Texas. Inspired by feminist filmmakers, techno, music videos and more, Kadet and Texas created rich and expressive works that revealed an alternative way of viewing women and transsexuality.
From absolute film to psychedelia, this program of revelatory moments from the history of visual music and kinetic art explores lost, legendary and rare treasures found in the archives of Center for Visual Music (CVM).
Charles Hopkins became the Archive's first employee in 1974 and his impeccable curatorship of the "Archive Treasures" series introduced audiences to the depth and breadth of the Archive's classic American film holdings. Hopkins passed away in July of this year and we remember him by reprising a special collection of his "Treasures."
Enlivened by the antics of all your favorite Muppets, this rollicking, endearing take on Dickens' holiday classic also stars Michael Caine as the hard-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge, who is whisked off on a musical, whirlwind journey through Christmases past, present, and future.
Celebrate Rhino Films with Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), the rollicking musical biopic. Preceded by a 6:45pm signing of "The Rhino Records Story: The Revenge of the Music Nerds," by Harold Bronson, co-founder of Rhino Records.
The Archive salutes the extraordinary career of this actor, singer and dancer with a selection of his sparkling TV appearances drawn from the Archive's holdings, along with a screening of Jacques Demy's delightful film The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967).
IN PERSON: George Chakiris; Debra Levine, dance critic.
The Archive is thrilled to present An American Werewolf. As an added bonus, with the consent of The Estate of Michael Jackson, the Archive will also present, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the short film which reunited the creative team from American Werewolf.
IN PERSON: John Landis, Rick Baker, George Folsey Jr., Deborah Nadoolman Landis.
Regarded as the father of the '60s West Coast experimental/lyrical film movement and co-founder of Canyon Cinema, Bruce Baillie has introduced generations of viewers to the wider possibilities of cinema. The Archive is proud to presen present three of his early masterworks.