Double Feature: 'Bullfighter and the Lady' & 'My Kingdom for ...'
Sunday, July 22, 2012
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Budd Boetticher Film Series
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$9 general; $8 students and seniors; $10 online advanced purchase.
Free for all UCLA students with valid I.D.
'Bullfighter and the Lady' (1951): Boetticher’s semi-autobiographical depiction of his days as an American bullfighter in Mexico was a major turning point. Produced by John Wayne, the independent production was Boetticher’s first personal project (he marked the occasion by changing his on screen credit from Oscar Boetticher, Jr to Budd Boetticher) and it fully reveals his passionate command of the medium. Long thought lost, this director’s cut version was restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in 1987.
Followed by 'My Kingdom For . . .' (1985): Boetticher's last film blends a history of the ancient art of rejoneo (bullfighting on horseback) with a portrait of his life in retirement, raising Lusitano and Andalusian horses, revealing the passionate drive and generous spirit of Boetticher, the man.
Mary Boetticher and Robert Gitt, Preservation Officer, UCLA Film & Television Archive