Young Film Archivists of LA
Many a movie fan was made at college, thanks to campus film organizations. In a fundraising effort, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Student Chapter at UCLA is running a monthly series of films at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.
On May 4 2012, the chapter presents the second screening in its “Something Old, Something New” series. The double feature includes John Frankenheimer’s 1966 chiller, Seconds, and John Woo’s action-packed, Face/Off of 1997.
The event, which begins at 7:30pm, features a Q&A with Face/Off screenwriters, Mike Werb and Michael Colleary.
The series is designed to introduce fans of newer films to older films and vice versa and to get film fans back into the theaters to appreciate seeing movies on the big screen and in 35mm. (Young archiving professionals will be on-hand at all screenings to explain why that’s a good thing.)
The first event in the series was on April 6 and featured To Catch a Thief and Hudson Hawk, a Q&A with screenwriter Daniel Waters, and an almost sold-out house.
Tickets for the May event are available online through BrownPaperTickets or at the New Beverly theater. More information: @AMIAatUCLA and the chapter’s blog.