Academy/UCLA Documentary Series Resumes

Dec 17, 2001 by Ian Evans

Part Two of the 20th Annual Contemporary Documentary Series will begin on January 8, 2002, at 7:30 p.m., at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA. The series is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Foundation and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. All screenings in the series are free and open to the public.

Following is the complete schedule for Part Two:

  • January 8
    Big Mama (directed and produced by Tracy Seretean) Academy Award Winner.
    Legacy (directed and produced by Tod Lending) Academy Award Nominee.
  • January 22
    The Laughing Club of India (directed by Mira Nair; produced by Adam Bartos).
    A Fight to the Finish: Stories of Polio (directed by Ken Mandel; produced by Tony Herring, MD, Mandel).
  • January 29
    The Concert (directed by Robert Dornhelm; produced by Bram Roos).
    Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (directed by Mark Jonathan Harris; produced by Deborah Oppenheimer) Academy Award® Winner.
  • February 12
    Picture Day (directed by Steven Bognar; produced by Bognar, Mary Sheridan).
    Miss Blindsight/The Wingwall Auditions (directed and produced by Wendy Snyder MacNeil; co-directed by Alice Wingwall).
    Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (directed by Craig Rice; produced by Denzel Washington, St. Clair Bourne).
  • February 19
    The First Freedom (directed by Charles Guggenheim; produced by Grace Guggenheim).
    The Internationale (directed and produced by Peter Miller).
    Of Civil Wrongs and Rights (directed by Eric Paul Fournier; produced by Dorka Keehn, Shirley Nakao).
  • February 26
    Look Back, Don’t Look Back (directed and produced by Randy Bell, Justin Rice).
    The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack (directed by Aiyana Elliott; produced by Elliott, Paul Mezey, Dan Partland).
  • March 12
    On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom (directed by Eric Simonson; produced by Simonson, Leelai Demoz) Academy Award® Nominee.
    Long Night’s Journey into Day (directed by Frances Reid, Deborah Hoffman; produced by Reid) Academy Award® Nominee.
All screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. and will take place in the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus. Filmmakers will be present whenever possible to discuss their films and take questions from the audience.

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. Parking is available for $6 in Lot 3, adjacent to the theater. For more information, call (310) 206-FILM.