Event box

Friday, October 27, 2023
7:30pm - 9:40pm
Billy Wilder Theater
UCLA Film & Television Archive

Admission is free. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event.

L. Cohen

U.S. 2018

Settle in and watch and listen as a scene at an Oregon farm unfolds before the camera from legendary filmmaker and visual artist, James Benning. Never moving the camera and culminating in a most exquisite reward for the patient viewer, L. Cohen captures an unusual day where the landscape is a function of time that requires us to slow down to witness the extraordinary.

DCP, color, 48 min. Director: James Benning.

Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Taiwan, 2003

An old Taipei cinema is set to close. Its final denizens, a small and lonely group of strangers, settle into disparate corners and mental spaces, as King Hu’s Dragon Inn (1967) plays on screen for the last time. In Tsai Ming-liang’s meditative feature there is an understanding that the audience (both in the picture and those of us watching) are participating in the runtime — that time is both experienced on and off screen. As the film plays, there is a sense of time running out, masterfully demonstrating our relationship to the sacred spaces that hold our attention, even for a few moments.

DCP, color, in Mandarin and Min Nan with English subtitles, 82 min. Director: Tsai Ming-liang. Screenwriter: Tsai Ming-liang With: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura.

Event Organizer

Suzy Lee