Movie/Film

The Wild Angels

Tue 11/29 • 7:30PM - 9PM PST

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

Free admission. No registration needed; first come, first served. The Wild Angels U.S., 1966 Roger Corman’s exploitation vehicle about an outlaw motorcycle club helped inaugurate the biker film as a genre, and these cheaply produced orgies of...

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The Broadcast / Athens, Return to the Acropolis / Reconstruction

Fri 12/2 • 7:30PM - 10:30PM PST RSVP

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

The Broadcast Ekpompi, Greece, 1968 In the manner of Jean Rouch’s Chronique d'un été (1961), the producers of a pop music television show hit the streets to ask women what makes the ideal man. A sharp satire on consumerism and escapism after the...

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The Mermaid

Sat 12/3 • 7:30PM - 9PM PST RSVP

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

In-person: Julie A. Turnock, associate professor of Media and Cinema Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Digital visual effects technologies have revolutionized the way Hollywood and the world make movies allowing filmmakers to...

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sun 12/4 • 11AM - 12:30PM PST

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

All Family Flicks screenings are free admission and do not require tickets; seating is first come, first served. The Billy Wilder Theater opens 15 minutes before each Family Flicks program. The Nightmare Before Christmas U.S., 1993 It is a...

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Didion and the Counterculture

Sun 12/4 • 7PM - 8:30PM PST

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

Free admission. No registration needed; first come, first served. Ringing throughout Joan Didion’s pieces on the counterculture and political militancy of the long 1960s is a clear note of skepticism. These four works offer contrasting vibe reports...

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VIRTUAL EVENT: KCET-TV Pioneers: Los Angeles Documentary in the 1970s

Thu 12/8 • 4PM - 5:30PM PST RSVP

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

In-person: video Q&A with KCET filmmakers Jesús Salvador Treviño, Thandeka, Lynne Littman, moderated by author Joshua Glick. Archive events are in Pacific Time (U.S.). This is a one-time live screening. Founded in 1964, Los Angeles public...

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Mondo Hollywood

Fri 12/9 • 7:30PM - 9:30PM PST RSVP

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

In-person: filmmaker Robert Carl Cohen. Mr. Wister, the Time Twister France, 1956 Produced in France by Robert Carl Cohen when he was pursuing a doctorate in social psychology at the Sorbonne, this charming but poignant short animation centers on...

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Inside Red China / Committee On Un-American Activities

Sun 12/11 • 7PM - 8:30PM PST RSVP

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

In-person: filmmaker Robert Carl Cohen. Inside Red China U.S., 1957 While an observer at the Sixth World Youth Festival in Moscow in 1957, Cohen was hired by NBC-TV to report on a group of American students who had made arrangements to tour China...

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Ulysses Gaze

Fri 12/16 • 7:30PM - 10:30PM PST RSVP

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

Ulysses' Gaze To Vlemma tou Odissea, Greece, 1995 Theo Angelopoulos once confessed to an interviewer, “I would like to believe the world will be saved by the cinema.” Ulysses’ Gaze gives this hope form as a Greek filmmaker known as A (Harvey...

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Water and Power and Freeways

Sat 12/17 • 7:30PM - 8:30PM PST

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

Free admission. No registration needed; first come, first served. Of car culture, Joan Didion famously wrote: “Actual participation requires a total surrender, a concentration so intense as to seem a kind of narcosis, a rapture-of-the-freeway. The...

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The Travelling Players

Sun 12/18 • 7PM - 11PM PST RSVP

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

The Travelling Players O Thiassos, Greece, 1975 A powerful vision of postwar Greek history as experienced by a troupe of actors on perennial tour, The Travelling Players swept the awards at the 1975 Thessaloniki Film Festival and announced Theo...

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