12 Angry Men (1957)

Sunday, August 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 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
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Additional Information

12 Angry Men (1957) screenplay by Reginald Rose. Originally produced as an episode of Studio One, the feature version of 12 Angry Men is arguably the most artistically successful big screen adaptation of a golden age of television live drama. Claustrophobic and wordy, the critically-acclaimed film defies the concepts of cinema and spectacle to provide viewers with a completely riveting experience though the action is primarily confined to a one-room set. Reginald Rose's universal drama foregrounds the basic tenets of human decency and compassion, as personified by the example of a single holdout juror (Henry Fonda) who refuses to take the fate of another human being lightly. Notions of civic duty, bigotry and groupthink are dissected and fought at close range, effectively placing viewers themselves in a seat on the jury.

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