Noah's Ark at UCLA
I recently received an email from the UCLA Film & Television Archive promoting an upcoming showing of a recently restored Noah's Ark.
According to their email/press release:
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present
Saturday, July 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
“Archive Treasures” showcases works from UCLA Film & Television Archive’s extensive holdings, one of the largest moving image collections in the world.
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding from Turner Entertainment Company and AT&T.
Warner Bros.' dazzling Biblical epic from the transition era features a Vitaphone music and effects track with dialogue scenes added during the production. As with D.W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916), a parallel modern story frames the Old Testament tale, shot with exacting realism by director Michael Curtiz. (Legend has it that several extras drowned during the shooting of the flood sequence.) A roadshow version, now lost, ran 135 minutes but tonight we present the general release version, restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in 2006.
35mm, b/w, silent with sync sound, 100 min.
IN PERSON: author Alan K. Rode.
VENUE: the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 (corner of Wilshire & Westwood Blvds., courtyard level of the Hammer Museum).
TICKETS: Advance tickets are available for $10 at www.cinema.ucla.edu.
Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; FREE to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.
PARKING: at the Billy Wilder Theater for a $3 flat rate all day on the weekend. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire.
INFO: www.cinema.ucla.edu / 310-206-FILM (-3456)