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BIG 3 FILM: UCLA Film Festival of Preservation



Thu 1/18 – Wed 1/31 @ MFA BOSTON

All screenings $11 ($9 for MFA members)

Lucky us! We get to live—after all too many lost, lax decades—in a golden age of film preservation, a field in which UCLA’s Film and Television Archive remains the gold standard and perhaps the busiest body. Even luckier us! We get to live in Boston in January, during the latter half of which we can trek day after day to the MFA to check out said institution’s latest crème de la conserved, restored, and otherwise rescued gems (or nuggets, I guess) of cinema, among them Howard Alks’ timelier than ever THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON (1971), Alfred Werker’s pseudo-doc noir HE WALKED BY NIGHT (1948), Juleen Compton’s shoe-string odyssey of bohemian feminism STRANDED (1965), and Donna Deitch’s pioneering lesbian romance DESERT HEARTS (1986). Why, there’s even some Laurel and Hardy on the schedule. Come treat yourself to the salvaged treasure, while supporting those who strive to maintain our precious moving image heritage.



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