2017 UCLA Festival of Preservation

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2017 UCLA Festival of Preservation

PostWed Dec 28, 2016 3:31 pm

I believe the UCLA Film Archive will be conducting their biennial Festival of Preservation next year. Does anyone know what talkies they have been working on to give me something to look forward to in 2017?
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Re: 2017 UCLA Festival of Preservation

PostFri Dec 30, 2016 10:29 pm

MDJimenez wrote:I believe the UCLA Film Archive will be conducting their biennial Festival of Preservation next year. Does anyone know what talkies they have been working on to give me something to look forward to in 2017?


As of a few days ago, they were still juggling titles, but I expect the schedule to be finalized any day now, as the winter calendar needs to be printed very soon.

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Re: 2017 UCLA Festival of Preservation

PostThu Feb 16, 2017 8:58 am

March 3 - 27, 2017 | Billy Wilder Theater

UCLA Film & Television Archive is pleased to present its latest restoration projects at the UCLA Festival of Preservation, now in its 18th edition. This year's festival will showcase undiscovered gems from classic Hollywood, rare silents, the films of Laurel & Hardy, 1960s television specials, timely independent features, documentaries and more. Highlights include:

• Trouble in Paradise (1932), director Ernst Lubitsch's delightful pre-Code classic
• Sons of the Desert (1933), Laurel & Hardy's most celebrated feature comedy
• God's Step Children (1938), an all-Black cast drama by African-American pioneer Oscar Micheaux
• He Walked by Night (1948), a documentary-style noir thriller lensed by John Alton
• I Take This Woman (1931), a romantic drama starring Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard
• Tramp Strategy (1911), a short comedy by trailblazing French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché
• Special television broadcasts of performances by Mel Tormé, Lou Rawls and other musical artists
• River of Grass (1994), filmmaker Kelly Reichardt's semi-autobiographical feature debut
• Open Secret (1948), a noir thriller concerning anti-Semitism in postwar America
• The Lost Moment (1947), an atmospheric gothic film featuring Robert Cummings and Agnes Moorehead
• She-Devil Island (1936), a romantic Mexican drama released in the U.S. as an exploitation picture
• The Mad Game (1933), starring Spencer Tracy as a gangster involved in a kidnapping scheme
• A 1960 edition of Play of the Week with acclaimed stage and screen couple Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
• 365 Nights in Hollywood (1934), director George Marshall's Hollywood-set musical featuring Alice Faye
• "Betty Boop" and animated shorts by Dave Fleischer

-I am really looking forward to I Take This Woman which has not been shown much since it was released in 1931 and all elements were sent to Mary Roberts Rinehart. I didn't know Trouble in Paradise needed further restoration (perhaps lost/restored footage?). They added a few more films but haven't announced dates yet.
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Re: 2017 UCLA Festival of Preservation

PostFri Feb 17, 2017 5:13 am

This line up is vastly superior and more interesting than the TCM festival this year which is so bleugh. Casablanca, Singin in the Rain, The Graduate...do we really need to pay top dollar to see these endlessly shown and re-released classics, even if anniversaries and recent sad deaths prompted the idea?


I am really hoping that some of the uber-rare UCLA titles will finally make it onto home video. Any one here know if releases are planned?
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Re: 2017 UCLA Festival of Preservation

PostFri Feb 17, 2017 6:09 am

brendangcarroll wrote:This line up is vastly superior and more interesting than the TCM festival this year which is so bleugh. Casablanca, Singin in the Rain, The Graduate...do we really need to pay top dollar to see these endlessly shown and re-released classics, even if anniversaries and recent sad deaths prompted the idea?


I am really hoping that some of the uber-rare UCLA titles will finally make it onto home video. Any one here know if releases are planned?


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Re: 2017 UCLA Festival of Preservation

PostFri Feb 17, 2017 12:11 pm

TCM's Fest is for the casual old movie buff with deep pockets. I thought an ideal film for them to play this year would have been the restored KING OF JAZZ. Alas, no. I suppose a film like that doesn't show up on their radar.
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Re: 2017 UCLA Festival of Preservation

PostFri Feb 17, 2017 3:12 pm

Schedule is finally out:

March 3
7:30 pm Trouble in Paradise / I Take This Woman

March 4
3:00 pm Good References / The Poor Nut
7:30 pm Los Tallos Amargos / She-Devil Island

March 5
3:00 pm Our Kind of World / Play of the Week
7:00 pm The Murder of Fred Hampton

March 6
7:30 pm The Vampire Bat / Almost Married

March 9
7:30 pm Stranded / The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean

March 10
7:30 pm He Walked by Night / Open Secret

March 11
3:00 pm The Mad Game / 365 Nights in Hollywood
7:30 pm Classic Animated Shorts from Paramount

March 12
7:00 pm S.O.S. Tidal Wave / False Faces

March 17
7:30 pm The George Shearing Show / Nancy Wilson at the Grove / Color Me Jazz

March 18
3:00 pm Celebrating Laurel & Hardy
7:30 pm Mamba / Cheer Up and Smile

March 19
7:00 pm God's Step Children / She Devil

March 20
7:30 pm Infernal Machine / Sleepers East

March 22
7:30 pm River of Grass / The Watermelon Woman

March 26
7:00 pm Two by Barbara Schultz – Television Visionary

March 27
7:30 pm The Lost Moment

--Some rare Fox Films--Almost Married, Infernal Machine, The Mad Game, 365 Nights in Hollywood, Cheer Up and Smile, Sleepers East--are being shown along with the early Technicolor Mamba! Constance Talmadge's silent Good References is another must see!

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