AUDITION (1964), followed by BLACK PETER (1964)

Saturday, December 1, 2012
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Four by Forman

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Tickets: $9 general admission; $8 non-UCLA students, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required); Free for UCLA students (current ID required).


UCLA Film & Television Archive
(310) 206-8013


Additional Information

'Audition' (Konkurs) (1964). Forman’s influential first feature is made up of two short stories. In the first, a pair of young musicians in rival brass bands skip an important concert to attend a motorcycle race. In the second, a young female pedicurist secretly takes time off from work to attend a singing audition. Both stories whimsically illustrate the wish to transcend drab, authoritarian strictures.

Followed by: 'Black Peter' (Cerny Petr) (1964). Peter is a disaffected teenager oppressed by his new job scoping out shoplifters in a supermarket, when he’d be much happier hanging out by a swimming pool and flirting with girls. The invectives with which his boss and his father harangue him seem almost of a language other than his own. Forman’s skilled use of non-actors and improvisation gives the film a surprising and cheeky charm.

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