Academy/UCLA Documentary Series Continues with Second Half

Dec 18, 2000 by Ian Evans

Part Two of the 19th Annual Contemporary Documentary Series, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Foundation and the UCLA Film and Television Archive, will begin on January 9 at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater at 7:30 p.m. Included in Part Two are the films which won Academy Awards® in the Documentary Short and Feature categories, as well as two others that were nominated for Oscars®. All screenings in the series are free and open to the public.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and would like to see the films, the James Bridges Theater is located in Westwood on the northeast corner of the UCLA campus, near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue.

The films included in the series are:

January 9

  • Speaking in Strings (directed by Paola DiFlorio)
  • Amargosa (directed by Todd Robinson)

January 23

  • My American Father (directed by Shawn Hainsworth)
  • Pop & Me (directed by Chris Roe)

February 6

  • Uncommon Friends of the Twentieth Century (directed by John Biffar)
  • The Source (directed by Chuck Workman)

February 13

  • King Gimp (directed by William A. Whiteford)
  • Little Secret (directed by Bobby Houston)
  • On the Ropes (directed by Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen)

February 20

  • Monte Hellman: American Auteur” (directed by George Hickenlooper)
  • American Movie (directed by Chris Smith)

March 6

  • Crossing the Line (directed by Robert Richter, Avram Ludwig)
  • One Day in September (directed by Kevin MacDonald)

March 13

  • Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me (directed by Tessa Blake)
  • Wisconsin Death Trip (directed by James Marsh)