Calendar of Events

Film Screenings

Date:
Friday, May 18, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Eastman Entertains. Based on a book by James A. Michener, South Pacific is a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic in gorgeous, widescreen color. The film provides a veritable feast for the eyes and ears as Rossano Brazzi and Mitzi Gaynor find love, anguish, and eventual happiness amid the setting of a war-torn Pacific island.
Date:
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Eastman Entertains. Mysterious Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), a nouveau riche established in Long Island in the roaring 1920s, is seen through the eyes of his modest neighbor, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire). When Nick receives a personal invitation to one of Gatsby’s magnificent parties, he soon finds out that Gatsby is actually quite intrigued by one of his relatives, his charming married cousin Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan).
Date:
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee—Free for 55+. One year after the success of Fred Zinnemann’s Oklahoma!, Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones were reunited for another musical, Carousel, adapted once again from Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Date:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour. Juleen Compton was an independent American filmmaker and one of the only women making features during the 1960s. Stranded, her first movie, tells the story Raina, a young American woman (played by Compton), traveling through Greece with her American lover, and her French, gay, best friend.
Date:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour. It's ironic that the film version of The Aspern Papers by the 19th-century American author Henry James, revered for his naturalism, should be the zenith of Hollywood gothic. In James’s story, a nameless American scoundrel bent on a publishing coup tracks the centenarian Juliana Bordereau to a decaying Venetian palazzo. In The Lost Moment, the scoundrel is an unscrupulous New York publisher (Robert Cummings), who plots to acquire Jeffrey Ashton’s love letters to his withered muse (Agnes Moorehead) even if it requires wooing the tedious great-niece, Miss Tina (Susan Hayward).
Date:
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour. Compton’s second independent film is the story of a clairvoyant teenage girl, Norma Jean, taken advantage of by a boy band fashioned after the Beatles, determined to exploit the young woman’s powers as part of a hoax revival.
Date:
Friday, May 25, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour. Inspired by the true story of Erwin “Machine Gun” Walker’s shocking LA crime spree throughout 1945 and 1946, He Walked by Night is a superbly crafted documentary-style noir thriller released by Eagle-Lion Films and produced by Bryan Foy.
Date:
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s fourth feature-length comedy, Sons of the Desert, begins at a secret meeting of the boys' eponymously titled fraternal lodge. Amid secret handshakes and tarbooshes, the “exhausted ruler” swears attendance at the lodge’s 87th annual convention in Chicago. When their wives forbid them to go, Hardy comes up with a ruse.
Date:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour. A group of independent filmmakers in Chicago, fashioning themselves as the Film Group, set out to profile Chairman Fred Hampton, the charismatic 21-year-old leader of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and ended up documenting the last nine months of his life.
Date:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Albanian Cinema Project | Special Guest. The shorts and features of Xhanfise Keko, all of which center on children’s themes and preoccupations, occupy a pivotal yet controversial place in Albanian cinema. These films were among the most popular of Albania’s Communist era, and remain widely loved. But this affection is now tempered with ambivalence about their association with an era many Albanians would prefer to forget.

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