Still from The View

UCLA Student Films: 1970s–1980s

Saturday Dec 14, 2019 07:30 PM

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.

This period brought the advent of video technology, shaping students’ work in both access and style. By the late-1970s and into the 1980s many of these films could be seen on The View, an hour-long student-produced program from the school’s Motion Picture & Television Division, presented on Theta Cable’s public access channel.

Program 1

  • Tasteful Romance (Clint Clover, 1978)
  • Navajo Rain Chant (Susan Dyal, 1971)
  • Sleepwalker (Laura Ho, 1971)
  • 454 Villa Street (Mariella Gomez, 1976)
  • Little Wheels, Big Wheels (J. Kristina Van Wagoner, 1979)
  • Last Year at Melnitz(Bad!) or, Walk Away, Resnais (Ron Birnbach, 1984)
  • Flipper (Alex Gibney, 1980)

Program 2

  • Photo Album (Rebecca Ring, 1979)
  • Gloria (Marcy Muray, 1979)
  • 54th & Crenshaw (Cathy Roberts Ross, 1983)
  • Working Title A.M. (John O'Brien, Mark Lazar, Bryan Winter, 1982)
  • Edge City (Alex Cox, 1980)

Films provided by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Total running time: 141 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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