Richard Chen: Early Works

Richard Chen: Early Works

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.

Part of the Taiwan Biennial Film Festival 2019

Before becoming a leading director in the booming Taiwan commercial film industry of the 1970s and helming a series of classic melodramas starring then up-and-coming ingenue Brigitte Lin (Come Fly with Me; Moon Fascinating, Bird Sweet), Richard Chen was a film student at UCLA where he tried on a variety of genres and styles to explore issues of Taiwanese cultural and national identity. The Archive is honored to present four of Chen’s student works, newly restored by the Taiwan Film Institute.

The Archer (1963, dir. Richard Chen, DCP, color, 5 min.)

Through the Years (1964, dir. Richard Chen, DCP, color, 11 min.)

The Mountain (1967, dir. Richard Chen, DCP, black and white, 20 min.)

Liu Pi-Chia (1967, dir. Richard Chen, DCP, color, 30 min.)

Total running time: 66 min.


Ticketing: Archive tickets are $9 general admission and free for UCLA students. Advance tickets are available on the Film & Television Archive website. Please review the Archive's ticketing policy.
Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $7 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $7 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash only. 
Restaurant: Enjoy a meal or drink before or after the program at our restaurant Audrey. Members and UCLA students receive 10% off. A late-night happy hour offers 10% off at the bar Tuesday–Saturday, 9–11 p.m.


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