Film & Television Archive: 'All Quiet on the Western Front' (1930)
Friday, May 11, 2012
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years
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Tickets: Advanced tickets: $10 at www.cinema.ucla.edu. In-person sales one hour before showtime: $9 general public; free to UCLA students with valid ID; $8 other students/seniors.
The Universal Film Manufacturing Company incorporated on April 30, 1912 and would go on to become the oldest continuously operating film producer and distributor in the United States. Throughout its history, Universal has translated economic necessity into a uniquely American challenge to the distinctions between prestigious and popular entertainment. The Archive is pleased to celebrate Universal Pictures’ hundred-year legacy.
'All Quiet on the Western Front' (1930): Inspired by the bombastic speeches of their instructor—“The field of honor calls you…”—a group of German school friends find their romantic notions crushed by the horrors of war in the trenches of World War I. Director Lewis Milestone brought Erich Maria Remarque’s international best seller to the sound screen with unprecedented technical finesse and searing artistic power. An unforgettable experience, 'All Quiet on the Western Front' is being presented in a new restoration.