The Exiles (1961) + The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) [double feature]
Saturday, May 25, 2013:
The Association of Moving Image Archivists
UCLA Student Chapter presents
"Something Old, Something Saved"
Ross Lipman and Thom Anderson are both scheduled
to appear IN PERSON to discuss THE EXILES!
1961, USA, 72 minutes, 35mm, Milestone Films
Written and directed by Kent MacKenzie
Featuring Yvonne Williams, Homer Nish, Tom Reynolds,
Rico Rodriguez, Clifford Ray Sam
35mm print courtesy of Milestone Films
Sat: 7:00 pm
Ross Lipman, restoration specialist from the UCLA Film & Television Archive, is scheduled to appear in person to present an illustrated lecture on the film's restoration! He'll be joined by filmmaker and historian Thom Anderson (Los Angeles Plays Itself)!
"Miraculous...THE EXILES has an epic grandeur and a monumental intimacy...the night photography alone would make the film immortal."
- Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"A semidocumentary account of native Americans living in Los Angeles's downtown Bunker Hill, its evocations of loneliness and despair and renewal are among the most eloquent in American cinema."
- Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Rife with astonishing black-and-white images of an unknown L.A. and clashing sounds of bars, cinemas and poker games, The Exiles is one of those movies that functions as both artifact and fresh discovery."
- Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
PLUS, on the same program:
THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK
1984, USA, 90 minutes, 35mm, Janus Films
Directed by Rob Epstein
Written by Judith Coburn, Carter Wilson, Rob Epstein Narrated by Harvey Fierstein
Featuring Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann,
Tom Ammiano, Jim Elliot, Henry Der, Jeannine Yeomans
Music by Mark Isham
35mm print courtesy of Janus Films
Sat: 10:00 pm
Alonso Duralde, film critic, writer, and senior programmer of Outfest Los Angeles, is scheduled to appear in person to introduce the film!
"A lot has happened in the 25 years between Rob Epstein's Oscar-winning 1984 documentary and Gus Van Sant's biopic, but the subject of the nation's signal gay rights leader is as relevant as ever."
- David Ehrenstein, L.A. Weekly
"Eerie, fascinating, sad, funny; as dramatic and involving as the most carefully plotted fiction. This deservedly earned a Best Documentary Academy Award."
- Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide
For our final screenings of the year, we are presenting three movies over two nights all in order to celebrate and showcase the brilliant work that has been done in the world of 35mm film restoration.
Our overarching theme for the weekend is marginalized populations and narratives. These films involve subjects and topics that, like restoration itself, don't often get the time or discussion that they rightly deserve.
So please join us for one or both evenings in order to hear the speakers and guests discuss the ways in which the films were restored, the importance of these titles and why preservation and restoration is so vital to film's survival!
These are our final benefit screenings of the year so show your support for film and film archiving!
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films on the program!
Screening formats: 35mm
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036