March 5–26, 2020
UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour
“A deeply satisfying cornucopia of films — forgotten gems and rarely revived classics that never fail to astonish in their diversity and dazzle in their newly restored glory.”Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
New Digital and 35mm Restorations
As part of our ongoing programming, The Cinematheque takes pleasure in showcasing the important film preservation and restoration work being done by cinema archives, movie studios, and specialty distribution companies around the globe. The UCLA Film & Television Archive, in Los Angeles, is a leading institution in the collection and preservation of motion picture heritage. The archive houses the second-largest collection of films and broadcast programming in the United States and the largest of any university in the world. Its renowned preservation work is spotlighted in the biennial UCLA Festival of Preservation, featuring superb new restorations of time-honoured classics, nearly lost masterworks, neglected treasures, and rediscovered rarities spanning more than a century of film history in the U.S. and beyond.
Highlights from the most recent festival are now on tour and make their sole Canadian stop at The Cinematheque. The program includes rescued films noir; unusual wartime dramas; Laurel and Hardy comedy shorts; landmark independent pictures; milestones of queer cinema; an innovative gangster film and a frothy musical comedy from the early sound period; and a cult science-fiction satire from the 1970s featuring a young Don Johnson and a telepathic dog!
In an era when DCP (Digital Cinema Package) has replaced analogue film as the standard medium for the projection of motion pictures in movie houses, the UCLA Film & Television Archive has remained active in the preservation of film on film, allowing institutions such as ours to continue offering the increasingly rare cinematic experience of seeing films on film. Half the features and all but one of the shorts in this program will screen from new 35mm film restorations.
The Cinematheque is grateful to Paul Malcolm, KJ Relth, Steven Hill, and Todd Weiner of the UCLA Film & Television Archive for their kind assistance in making this Vancouver presentation possible.
All titles restored by and sourced from the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
List of Programmed Films
|2020-Mar||The Mortal Storm||Frank Borzage||1940||USA|
|2020-Mar||The Man Who Cheated Himself||Felix E. Feist||1951||USA|
|2020-Mar||Laurel and Hardy: Fugues of Destruction|
|2020-Mar||My Lips Betray + Swing Hutton Swing|
|2020-Mar||The Killing Floor||Bill Duke||1985||USA|
|2020-Mar||The Red House||Delmer Daves||1947||USA|
|2020-Mar||A Boy and His Dog||L.Q. Jones||1975||USA|
|2020-Mar||Voice in the Wind||Arthur Ripley||1944||USA|
|2020-Mar||The Crooked Way||Robert Florey||1949||USA|
|2020-Mar||The Hours and Times||Christopher Munch||1991||USA|
|2020-Mar||Gay USA||Arthur J. Bressan Jr.||1977||USA|