UCLA Film & Television Archive Tribute
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, UCLA Film & Television Archive is renowned for its pioneering efforts to rescue, preserve and showcase moving image media and is dedicated to ensuring that the collective visual memory of our time is explored and enjoyed for generations to come. A public arts unit of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, the Archive is a unique resource for media study and one of the largest repositories of moving image materials in the world. The Archive's Research and Study Center provides free access to its holdings to international researchers from all disciplines. The Archive is well known for its moving image restoration efforts, and many of its projects are invited to screen at prestigious events around the globe, as well as screening locally at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater.
The TCM tribute will be co-hosted by Jan-Christopher Horak, director of UCLA Film & Television Archive since 2007. In addition to his long career in archiving and curating, Horak has taught at universities around the world and is the author of several film-related books. Horak will present a series of films restored by the Archive including the features Her Sister's Secret (1946), directed by Edgar G. Ulmer; the iconic gothic drama, The Night of the Hunter (1955); and Wanda, a 1970 indie drama directed by and starring Barbara Loden.