UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour | Newly restored 35mm Prints!
THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON
In December 1969, Fred Hampton, the charismatic, 21-year-old chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, was shot dead in a police raid. A group of Chicago independent filmmakers were in the midst of making a documentary about Hampton at the time. Their project shifted to become an inquest into Hampton’s death — and a forceful refutation of the official version of events. Directed by Howard Alk (who collaborated on several films made by Bob Dylan), the film mixes activist documentary with investigative report, and stands as a corrective to the simplistic depictions of the Panther movement often seen in the media. In today's age of Black Lives Matter, this searing account of racial injustice remains, sadly, as timely and relevant as ever. Preservation funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation and The Packard Humanities Institute.
An early example of modern, independent African-American filmmaking, this unique docudrama, made by inner-city high-school students in Philadelphia, offers a raw, streetwise portrait of gang life. Preservation funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Single Bill: Adult $12 | Student / Senior $10
Double Bill: Adult $18 | Student / Senior $16
Restricted to 18+ unless otherwise stated
$3 annual membership required for those 18+
— The UCLA Film & Television Archive in Southern California is a world leader in the preservation of motion picture heritage. Highlights from the most recent UCLA Festival of Preservation are now on tour and make their sole Canadian stop at The Cinematheque. Included are comic landmarks from the silent and sound eras!
Also screening as part of the UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour:
TROUBLE IN PARADISE + DINAH | http://ow.ly/Uczs30k8aur
Thursday, June 7, 2018 — 6:30pm
THE LOST MOMENT + MOODS OF THE SEA | http://ow.ly/zqrR30k8azO
Thursday, June 7, 2018 — 8:30pm
THE PLASTIC DOME OF NORMA JEAN | http://ow.ly/WLRl30k8avz
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — 6:30pm
STRANDED | http://ow.ly/8Lf830k8ay3
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — 8:10pm
LOS TALLOS AMARGOS (THE BITTER STEMS) | http://ow.ly/56FM30k8aAI
Thursday, June 14, 2018 — 6:30pm
SONS OF THE DESERT + BERTH MARKS | http://ow.ly/lY7J30k8aCN
Monday, June 18, 2018 — 6:30pm
GOOD REFERENCES + TRAMP STRATEGY | http://ow.ly/6u4730k8aDk
Monday, June 18, 2018 — 8:15pm
HE WALKED BY NIGHT | http://ow.ly/W4QE30k8aFS
Thursday, June 21, 2018 — 6:30pm
OPEN SECRET | http://ow.ly/F8XA30k8aGP
Thursday, June 21, 2018 — 8:10pm