Still from "Miracle Mile" (1989) Dir. Steve De Jarnatt

Miracle Mile

The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents classic film and contemporary cinema each weekend in the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater. Archive tickets are $9 general admission and free for UCLA students.

In-person: Filmmaker Steve De Jarnatt

Opening with the most romantic tar pit-set date in cinematic memory and floating along through the titular mid-city Los Angeles neighborhood , this stylish nuclear thriller unfurls over the course of a single evening and focuses on the ragtag group of misfits that congregate nightly at Johnie’s Coffee Shop (which is still standing on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax). Intrinsically tied to its moody, synthy Tangerine Dream score, this wholly singular brainchild of AFI graduate Steve De Jarnatt remains one of the best documents of the City of Angels in the late 1980s. Miracle Mile is a fully formed “bittersweet cult treat” (Birth.Movies.Death.) for those who like a little atomic threat sewn into their love-yearning yarns. (1989, dir. Steve De Jarnatt, 35mm, color, 88 min.)