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
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 Lillies, Drifting 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.)
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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.