UCLA Student Film Restorations: Present Preserving the Past

Fri 12/1/2023 • 7:30PM PST

Billy Wilder Theater

Admission is free. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event.

Funded by the Myra Reinhard Family Foundation, the Present Preserving the Past: Student Film Initiative’s inaugural group of graduate student interns worked closely over a 10-week period under the supervision of Archive staff to inspect, prepare, digitally restore and preserve three UCLA student films from the 1960s-1980s. Ranging from documentary to animation to narrative production, the selected films feature histories of political activism, Chinese American influence, and the L.A. Rebellion. Present Preserving the Past highlights a cross-section of student filmmakers whose work represents a vibrant and storied UCLA film tradition. The program will include a screening followed by a conversation with filmmakers and graduate students.

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