Three Makes a Whole

Three Makes a Whole

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.


Three female legends of Taiwanese cinema make whole the latest work by director Zero Chou. In the 1970s and 1980s, filmmaker Liu Li-li famously adapted numerous works by romance novelist Chiung Yao. Rather than simply following the biopic format, Chiung Yao, credited with the story of Three Makes a Whole, returns the favor, paying tribute to Liu with a love triangle melodrama befitting the romances of youthful idealism that made them both famous. In the film, we meet Liu as a young woman finding her narrative voice in the stage, and later film, while juggling romance with a married director. Zero Chou (Spider LilliesDrifting Flowers) preserves the soap opera theatrics of 1970s romantic sentimentalism, but infuses them with a queer sensibility that defiantly proclaims that three is sometimes better than two. (2019, dir. Zero Chou, DCP, color, 96 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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