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UCLA Film & Television Archive, Acropolis Cinema, and Film Society of Lincoln Center present

Art of the Real: Los Angeles

Infinite Football
January 11, 2019 -
January 17, 2019
curators Dennis Lim (1/11, 1/12); curator Rachael Rakes (1/11); director Kazuhiro Soda (1/11, 1/12); director Ju Anqi (1/15).

Founded in 2014 to explore “the most expansive possible view of documentary film,” the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual Art of the Real has sustained its singular legacy as the premier North American showcase for international non-fiction and hybrid works. Since its inaugural edition, curators Dennis Lim and Rachael Rakes have shed light onto otherwise overlooked, boundary-pushing films that blend traditional conceptions of reality with formalistic and avant-garde processes for category-defying results. Observational documentaries and their familiar form always have their place, here alongside essayistic, lyrical tone poems and phenomenological, personal history lessons. Along with Acropolis Cinema, UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to offer a West Coast home to a curated selection of these spectacular works from the past five years of Art of the Real, all of which are premiering in Los Angeles for the very first time. Screenings will start at the Archive’s home at the Billy Wilder Theater and continue at the Downtown Independent.

Special thanks to Dennis Lim and Rachael Rakes of Film Society Lincoln Center.

Funding for this series was generously provided by Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities and UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies. 

Additional funding provided by UCLA Confucius Institute.

Past Programs & Events

Title Date and Time Location
Casanova Gene

Casanova Gene  /  Victory Day

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 8:00 pm Downtown Independent
White Out, Black In

Meteors  /  White Out, Black In

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:00 pm Downtown Independent
IEC Long

All Still Orbit  /  IEC Long  /  Poet on a Business Trip

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 8:00 pm Downtown Independent
Le Paradis

What Means Something  /  Le Paradis

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 8:00 pm Downtown Independent

Untitled  /  Streetscapes [Dialogue]

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Inland Sea

The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu  /  Inland Sea

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Infinite Football

Infinite Football  /  The Second Game

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater