Network (1976)

Friday, July 7, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Golden Age Television Writers on the Big Screen

See below for additional information.


Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.

Writers Guild of America members receive free admission to this series at the box office!


Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013


Additional Information

Network (1976) screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. A masterpiece of 1970s cinema featuring one of the most memorable, oft-quoted lines of dialog in film history, Paddy Chayefsky's original satire stands today as a prophetic indictment of electronic mass media and television news. Chayefsky comes full circle from his start as one of the most respected dramatists of the golden age of television to eviscerate the modern medium via a fictional morally-bankrupt TV network, the Union Broadcasting System (UBS). Flawlessly helmed by live TV alum Sidney Lumet, Network mourns the passing of the Murrow era of journalism while frighteningly predicating today's rise of infotainment and corporate media conglomerates that place the almighty dollar above the public interest.

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