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UCLA Festival of Preservation Runs April 5-7

UCLA Film & Television Archive’s free biannual event showcases the latest restoration projects, featuring a line-up of films reflecting the breadth of moving image history; April 6 screening of restored animated classics includes ‘French Fried,’ ‘Musical Memories,’ ‘Japanese Lanterns,’ and ‘Red Riding Hood.’

UCLA Festival of Preservation, presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, runs April 5-7 at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater. The free biannual event showcases its latest preservation and restoration projects on the big screen. This year’s event will feature a special program of restored animation classics.

On April 6, beginning at 10 am, the Archive will present screenings of its restored animated classic series of eight shorts, including multiple world restoration premieres. Screenings include French Fried (1930), Musical Memories (1935), Japanese Lanterns (1935), Hold It (1938), Anything to Please and Red Riding Hood (circa 1946), Superman Trailer (1941), and A Kick in Time (1940). Get more information here.

In addition to the animation program, the 2024 festival will include films ranging from the silent film era to the Golden Age of Television and 1990s independent filmmaking, including classics and rarely seen titles, along with special guests for introductions and conversations. The festival’s 10 feature films, four television programs, and over a dozen shorts and newsreels reflect the breadth of moving image history in the Archive’s collections, which are the second largest in the U.S. after the Library of Congress.

View the complete 2024 Festival schedule here.

The festival highlights collaborations with FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) archives and funding partners, including ASIFA-Hollywood, The Film Foundation, Film Noir Foundation, Golden Globe Foundation, National Film Preservation Foundation, The Packard Humanities Institute, and others.

Source: UCLA Film & Television Archive

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