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UCLA Student Films: 1980s

Puppy Does Gumbo
December 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Q&A with filmmakers Catherine Hardwicke, Nina Menkes, Nancy Richardson, Todd Holland, Randy Haberkamp.

The 1980s. The retrospective closes on the 1980s, a decade in which students moved between video and film learning their craft within an ever-expanding technological landscape. The work produced during these years was as playful, as it was introspective, and students took advantage of the risks and experimentation afforded to first-time filmmakers and entertained—while challenging—their audiences with engaging visual storytelling.

There will be a 30-minute Q&A with filmmakers and intermission between Program 1 and 2.

Program 1

Puppy Does the Gumbo  (Catherine Hardwicke, 1984)

Viva la Papier Toilette  (Tony Venezia, 1980)

A Soft Warrior  (Nina Menkes, 1981) *

Spanish Lesson  (Ying Ying Yu, 1982)

Night Shift  (Nancy Richardson, 1980)

Chicken Thing  (Todd Holland, 1984)

Program 2

No Nukes  (Orin Mitchell, 1983)

6:28  (Randy Haberkamp, 1980)

Frank Valert's 150B Lighting Class Project  (1982)

Savannah  (Anita W. Addison, 1989)

The Choice  (Joe Yng-Jaw Jiing, 1987)

* Digital file courtesy of the Academy Film Archive

Films provided by UCLA Film & Television Archive (unless otherwise noted). Total running time: 148 min.