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August 2014
$10

Double Indemnity (1944) & Pitfall (1948)

August 22 @ 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 “Exile Noir.” Double Indemnity (1944) Directed by Billy Wilder. An insurance agent (Fred MacMurray) falls hard for a married woman (Barbara Stanwyck, playing hot), itching to get rid of her husband. Then, he falls even harder, after committing the perfect crime. Raymond Chandler’s adaptation of James M. Cain’s novel passes through the hard-boiled school of two American masters, before director Billy Wilder adds his own…

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High Wall (1947) & The Scarf (1951)

August 23 @ 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 “Exile Noir.” High Wall (1947) Directed by Curtis Bernhardt. Steven Kenet (Robert Taylor) is a war veteran with a brain injury who is committed to an insane asylum after he has apparently murdered his wife. However, the psychiatrist treating him begins to doubt his guilt (Audrey Totter). Loss of identity or memory is a common trope in film noir, associated with veterans who seek to…

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Roman Holiday (1953) & To Catch a Thief (1955)

August 24 @ 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 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.” Roman Holiday (1953) Directed by William Wyler. Audrey Hepburn’s princess, weary of tedious diplomatic duties during a visit to Rome, joyfully tours the city incognito with her newfound “friend” (Gregory Peck), an undercover reporter. Capitalizing on the dramatic situation and the demands…

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September 2014
$10

Sunset Blvd. (1950) & Life With Linkletter (ABC, 11/10/50)

September 12 @ 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.” Sunset Blvd. (1950) Directed by Billy Wilder. Director Billy Wilder’s timeless classic frames at its center a woman lost between historical epochs. Star Gloria Swanson, a lifelong clotheshorse, brought tremendous gusto to the self-referential role of Norma Desmond, a half-forgotten silent film…

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Whirlpool (1950) & The Blue Gardenia (1953)

September 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 “Exile Noir.” Whirlpool (1950) Directed by Otto Preminger. Ann Sutton is a kleptomaniac, but she might also be a murderer, having been found at the scene of the crime without any memory of how she got there. Giving one of the best performances of her career, Gene Tierney plays an innocent beauty who “performs” for men, just as she as an actress performs for the…

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Carrie (1952) & The Country Girl (1955)

September 14 @ 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 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.” Carrie (1952) Directed by William Wyler. A moving exploration of the strictures of social class, director William Wyler’s period drama sees poor factory worker Carrie (Jennifer Jones) accepting favors from two different men—whose love for her always comes with strings attached. A…

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Caught (1949) & The Locket (1946)

September 15 @ 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 “Exile Noir.” Caught (1949) Directed by Max Ophuls. After her fairytale marriage, Leonore Eames (Barabra Bel Geddes) is caught in an abusive relationship with her millionaire husband (Robert Ryan). When she meets a young doctor working in a health clinic for the poor, she sees a way out, but her husband is not ready to give her up. Director Max Ophuls’ romanticism here turns to…

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The Dark Mirror (1946) & Jealousy (1945)

September 19 @ 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 “Exile Noir.” The Dark Mirror (1946) Directed by Robert Siodmak. When a doctor is murdered, several witnesses identify Ruth Collins (Olivia de Haviland) as a prime suspect, but she has several airtight alibis. Then, the police realize that Ruth has an identical twin sister and put a psychiatrist (Lew Ayres) on the case. The doppelganger motif, so prevalent in noir and German cinema (Metropolis [1927]),…

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In the Life: Celebrating a Historic Television Legacy

September 20 @ 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 Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation present “Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Screening Series.” In the Life: Celebrating a Historic Television Legacy This program celebrates the legacy of the Emmy-nominated public television news magazine In The Life, with a selection of its most moving and exciting moments. From 1992 to 2012, the venerable program earned a place as the LGBT community’s media source of record. Solid reporting, interviews with noted leaders and cultural figures, and…

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003)

September 21 @ 11:00 AM
The Billy Wilder Theater,
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present “Family Flicks.” The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003) Directed by Judy Irving. Mingus, a parrot who prefers to stay indoors and bop to music, and Connor, a blue-crowned conure and outsider to the flock, are just two of the personalities in this colorful portrait of tropical parrots who live in San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, and the gently eccentric dreamer who tends to them. Empathy for creatures great and small…

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