UCLA Film & Television Archive

In addition to Hammer public programs, the Billy Wilder Theater is also the home of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s renowned cinémathèque. For more details, including information on the Archive’s other programs in the Billy Wilder Theater and a complete schedule, please visit UCLA Film & Television Archive Programs or call 310-206-3456.


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A Farewell to Arms

The UCLA Film & Television Archive serves the past, present and future by assuring that moving images — as works of art, social documents and historical records — are preserved and made available for research, education and enjoyment.

The Archive is one of the largest moving image repositories in the world, with more than 300,000 film and television titles, as well as 27 million feet of historic newsreels.

The Archive presents more than 200 curated public screenings each year in UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater.  Screenings combine the classic and the new, the mainstream and the cutting-edge, focusing on important programs not normally available at commercial theaters.


The Night of the Hunter

The Archive’s Stanford Theater Lab is a renowned center for the preservation and restoration of films and television programming. UCLA’s preservationists lead the field in the restoration of independent and Hollywood films and Archive restoration projects have screened around the globe in theaters, film festivals and museums.

The Archive Research and Study Center provides free access to its collections to more than 10,000 national and international users every year, from all disciplines. Hundreds of significant books, articles and scholarly monographs have been published drawing on the Archive’s resources.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive is at the forefront in educating the next generation of professional archivists. UCLA’s Moving Image Archive Studies graduate degree program was the first of its kind in North America.