'On the Beach' (1959)
Friday, September 27, 2013
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial
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Online: $10. General: $9. Non-UCLA students*, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required): $8. UCLA students (ID required): free.
Guests: Donna Anderson and Ed Begley Jr.
'On the Beach' (1959) Directed by Stanley Kramer. Producer-director Stanley Kramer’s arresting speculative fiction considers the possibility of nuclear annihilation from the perspective of its global aftermath, as a group of Americans, stationed in Australia, await the arrival of a radiation cloud that has decimated the northern hemisphere. Anticipating the disaster epic by a good decade, even tapping some of the future stars of the genre, Kramer and screenwriter John Paxton martial an emotional story of human folly. United Artists Corp. PRODUCER: Stanley Kramer. Based on the novel by Nevil Shute. SCREENWRITER: John Paxton. CINEMATOGRAPHER: Giuseppe Rotunno. EDITOR: Frederic Knudtson. CAST: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins, Donna Anderson. 35mm, b/w, 135 min.