UCLA Film and Television Archive presents: Rapid Eye Movements/Siesta

Sunday, August 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

See below for additional information.


Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting 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


Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013



Additional Information

Rapid Eye Movements (1977)

Mary Lambert’s moody, animated dreamscape was made at RISD in collaboration with Jeff Carpenter and short-listed for the Academy Awards. Rapid Eye Movements plunges viewers into an obscured world of nightlives, eavesdropped phone calls, and philosophical romantic musings.

16mm, color, 12 min.
Director: Jeff Carpenter, Mary Lambert.

Siesta (1987)

Proclaimed “this year’s Blue Velvet” by American Film, it’s not difficult to ascertain why Siesta was a controversial, if not critically applauded, feature debut in its day. Shot on location in Spain, with a score performed by the late Miles Davis, this tale of “obsessive love” is wholly distinct among its arthouse contemporaries. Performances from Ellen Barkin and Jodie Foster proclaim the film’s bohemian, outsider spirit from the jump, sweeping us along for a total whirlwind ride through the abstract logic of an unmissable fever dream.

35mm, color, 97 min.
Director: Mary Lambert.
Screenwriter: Patricia Louisiana Knop.
Cast: Ellen Barkin, Jodie Foster, Gabriel Byrne.
In person: Mary Lambert, Jodie Foster, Ellen Barkin, Glenn Morgan, Julio Caro.

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