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UCLA Student Films: 1980s

Chicken Thing
December 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm

The 1980s. The films during this decade suggest a diverse student body—in both experience and artistic vision—eager to explore genre and form, often with an eye to the commercial marketplace and an interest in contemporary cultural politics.

Program 1

Puppy Does 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.