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Reel One Party!

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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: Joe Ziemba, Sebastian del Castillo, Alicia Coombs, Bret Berg, American Genre Film Archive
Somewhere deep within the 6,000-strong 35mm print collection of the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) is a cult cinephile’s next fix, one promising to deliver that sweet hit of outlandish, pleasurable discovery. With most prints in the AGFA collection acquired sight unseen, often on little more than the promise that a title fits the parameters of “genre film,” even the country’s leading exploitation experts sometimes have no idea what exactly they’re looking at. Join a very special journey of spontaneous discovery as the AFGA's Joe Ziemba, Bret Berg, Sebastian del Castillo, and Alicia Coombs present the first reel of four wildly different, completely random flicks from the annals of exploitation ambiguity. Because within each rare print salvaged from obscurity by the AGFA team lies myriad mysteries, just waiting to be unleashed on an unassuming audience! (Various years, 35mm, color, approx 80 min.)

Part of the series Catch a Thrill! Celebrating 10 Years of the American Genre Film Archive