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July 2014

Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes (1955) & Night and the City (1950)

July 26 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

For his first effort as an exile, Jules Dassin won the prize for best director at the Cannes Film Festival. Rififi was originally assigned to director Jean-Pierre Melville, who would later pay homage to the film’s celebrated 33-minute silent robbery sequence in Le Cercle Rouge (1970). In the loyalty and respect that unites the film’s band of thieves, Dassin—who also co-stars—found expression for his feelings towards the blacklisted community.

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Iracema (1974) & Should I Kill Them? (1983) & Isle of Flowers (1989)

July 27 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States

A landmark of Brazilian cinema, Iracema’s fusion of fiction and documentary remains exhilarating today. The film follows a young teenager from the Amazon who heads to the big city where she meets a truck driver and embarks on a road trip across the Trans-Amazon Highway, then under construction.

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August 2014
$10

Hell Drivers (UK, 1956) & Impulse (1954)

August 1 @ 7:30 PM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Hollywood Exiles in Europe.” Hell Drivers (UK, 1956) Directed by Cy Endfield. Produced by the Rank Organization, Hell Drivers was a turning point for director Cy Endfield. Endfield (and Joseph Losey) regular Stanley Baker plays an ex-convict who takes a job as a truck driver at a gravel haulage company, but quickly grows outraged by the dangerous conditions and corruption he encounters. Filmed with brutal…

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News From a Person War (1999), JUSTICE (2004) & Socorro Nobre (1996)

August 3 @ 7:00 PM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Latin American Institute, the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies, the UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the UCLA Division of Humanities present “Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentaries.” News From a Personal War (Notícias de uma guerra particular) (Brazil, 1999) Directed by João Moreira Salles, Kátia Lund, Walter Salles. From one of the co-directors of City of God (2002), News from a Personal War succinctly lays out the battle between Rio’s police forces…

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The Intimate Stranger (1956) & Stranger on the Prowl (1952)

August 4 @ 7:30 PM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Hollywood Exiles in Europe.” The Intimate Stranger a.k.a. Finger of Guilt (UK, 1956) Directed by Joseph Losey. Of all the blacklisted exiles’ European films, The Intimate Stranger provides the most direct allegory of their experience. Richard Basehart plays Reggie Wilson, a Hollywood director now working in England on account of an undisclosed scandal. Howard Koch’s (as Peter Howard) screenplay abounds in noir tropes that resonate…

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Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)

August 8 @ 7:30 PM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American File Program, in association with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, present “What I Really Do is Magic: Edith Head and Hollywood Costume Design.”   Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982) Directed by Carl Reiner. Costume designer Edith Head’s swan song came with this hilarious, comedy-noir from Carl Reiner, in which Steve Martin’s private detective interacts with some of classic Hollywood’s greatest stars through clips taken…

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These Are the Damned (1963) & Escapade (1955)

August 9 @ 3:00 PM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Hollywood Exiles in Europe.” These are the Damned (The Damned) (UK, 1963) Directed by Joseph Losey. Originally put off by the science fiction elements of this work-for-hire project, director Joseph Losey emphasized more personal themes of violence, modernity and social control in telling the story of a cadre of radioactive children held prisoner at a secret military base. The result was a hit with British…

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She Done Him Wrong (1933) & The Jungle Princess (1936)

August 9 @ 7:30 PM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American File Program, in association with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, present “What I Really Do is Magic: Edith Head and Hollywood Costume Design.” She Done Him Wrong (1933) Directed by Lowell Sherman. This Gay Nineties saga was an important and elaborate first solo assignment for costume designer Edith Head. High-toned saloon singer Lady Lou (Mae West) is a monument to pleasure in statuesque gowns that…

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The Hills of Disorder (2006)

August 10 @ 7:00 PM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Latin American Institute, the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies, the UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the UCLA Division of Humanities present “Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentaries.” The Hills of Disorder (Serras da desordem) (Brazil, 2006) Directed by Andréa Tonacci. The Hills of Disorder is an adventurous, ambitious dream of a film by Andrea Tonacci, a veteran Cinema Marginal director. Through a mix of documentary and recreation, Tonacci tells the fascinating tale…

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Pardon My French (1952) & Headlines of Destruction (1955)

August 13 @ 7:30 PM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Hollywood Exiles in Europe.” Pardon My French (France/U.S., 1952) Directed by Bernard Vorhaus. Part of a short cycle of dual-language Franco-American co-production, Pardon My French features Merle Oberon as a New England schoolmarm who inherits a French chateau run as a home for displaced war orphans by a bohemian musician (Paul Henreid). While the romance that ensues plays out in terms of cultural clichés, the…

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