Still from Coming Soon (Bill Norton, 1966)

UCLA Student Films: 1960s–1970s

Saturday Nov 23, 2019 07:30 PM This is a past program

The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents classic film and contemporary cinema in the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater.

Part of the series 40 Years of UCLA Student Filmmaking. In addition to the screenings at the Hammer, more student films are available on the Archive's YouTube channel.

Popular culture, manifested in rock music and movies, increasingly became a subject for student filmmakers wishing to create an ironic distance between themselves and the work of the entertainment industry. The counterculture embraced outsiders who were victims of social norms, and also sought alternative lifestyles that eschewed the norms of mainstream society.

Program 1

  • UCLA Fine Arts Presents (Gary Essert, 1965) 
  • Coming Soon (Bill Norton, 1966) 
  • Opus One (Colin Higgins, 1968) 
  • Truly Right (Bill Norton, Steve Rosen, 1968)
  • Fly Away (Bill Kerby, 1968) 
  • Yin and Yang (Laurence Davis, 1966) 
  • Two-Stroke City (Eric Thiermann, 1970) 
  • Wendy (Don Goodman, 1966) 
  • I Lost It at the Movies (Diana Gould, 1967) 
  • Light Years (J. David Wyles, 1966)
  • KM 400 (David Macdougall, 1966)

Program 2

  • Ella (Alberto Giraldo, 1965) 
  • I Don't Know (Penelope Spheeris, 1970) *
  • Punkin (Gail Falkenberg, 1970)
  • Free Growth (Alan Gorg, 1970)


Preserved by the Academy Film Archive. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

Films provided by UCLA Film & Television Archive (unless otherwise noted). Total running time: 174 min.