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The Long Night (1976)

August 13, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986.

The Long Night (1976)
Directed by Woodie King, Jr.

Steely Brown, a young boy living in Harlem, wanders the streets of the city one night, reflecting on what led to the disappearance of his father. Meeting the denizens of his neighborhood, he engages in conversations that begin to sketch the outlines of the enigma, invoking Vietnam, marital discord, paternal relationships, substance abuse, schooling and unemployment—in short, the life of an American family.

Producer: Ed Pitt. Director: Woodie King, Jr. Screenwriter: Julian Mayfield, Woodie King, Jr. Cinematographer: James Malloy. Editor: Joe Staton. With: Dick Anthony Williams, Peggy Kirkpatrick, W. Geoffrey King, Shauneille Perry, Woodie King, Jr. 35mm,

85 min.

Preceded by:
The New-Ark (1968)
Directed by Leroi Jones.

Director Leroi Jones (a.k.a Amiri Baraka) makes a rare, onscreen appearance in this recently re-discovered film, a portrait of “Spirit House,” a Black nationalist community center in Newark, New Jersey, where urban theater and political consciousness-raising further the aims of Black education.

Director: Leroi Jones. Screenwriter: Leroi Jones. Cinematographer: James Hinton.

25 min.

A Place in Time (1977)
Directed by Charles Lane.

A New York artist witnesses a crime and resolves to redeem his earlier inaction. A silent film in pantomime, this early work by director Charles Lane brings a unique deftness and grace to its social realist narrative.

Producer: Charles Lane. Director: Charles Lane. Screenwriter: Charles Lane. Cinematographer: Ron Fortunato. Editor: Charles Lane. With: Francine Piggot, George Riddick, Joseph Robinson, Ina Mayhew, Joseph Reid, Charles Lane.

34 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


August 13, 2015
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States