Still from "Grand Prix" (1966) Dir. Frank Frankenheimer

Grand Prix

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

The spectacle of cinematic motion is as old as the medium itself, and it’s never been more kinetic than when director John Frankenheimer straps the viewer into the driver’s seat from the vantage point of a Super Panavision camera. At the heart of this story about Formula One racers on and off the track is the rush produced by the combination of arresting European locales, high-speed racing captured in widescreen, split-screen framing designed by Saul Bass, and a dizzying cast of international stars. (1996, dir. John Frankenheimer, 35mm, color, 179 min.)