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Archival Spaces: Memory, Images, History

As I mentioned in a previous blog, UCLA Film & Television Archive has over the past two years been collecting, archiving, and preserving the work of the L.A. Rebellion.

A few weeks ago I attended a screening of Captain Blood (1935, directed by Michael Curtiz) at the Million Dollar Theater on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by the Los Angeles Conservancy’s “Last Remaining Seats.”  That

Stacks of archived footage
June 24, 2011 - 11:14 am

Back in March 2010, I wrote a blog about meeting L.A. Rebellion filmmaker Jamaa Fanaka when the UCLA Film & Television Archive was just beginning preparation for its forthcoming L.A. Rebellion exhibition.

Stacks of archived footage
June 10, 2011 - 3:47 pm
June 10, 2011 - 3:47 pm

In his classic novel “Closely Watched Trains,” made into an Oscar-winning film by Jiří Menzel in 1966, the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal describes his fellow countrymen generally as opportunistic, indolent and with an elastic sense of morality.

Stacks of archived footage
May 26, 2011 - 3:54 pm
May 26, 2011 - 3:54 pm

I don’t know when I first went to Syracuse for Cinefest, an annual, four-day weekend convention of film collectors and fans of old movies. The event includes a market for memorabilia and 16mm screenings at a local hotel from 9 a.m.

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