Screening of 'Viva Villa'(1934). A film directed by Jack Conway.
A Hollywood epic fashioned from an epically troubled production that was almost expelled from Mexico after actor Lee Tracy, subsequently fired, insulted a soldier in the Mexican Cadet Corps, Viva Villa! announces from the outset that it's a "fiction woven out of truth." Beery plays Pancho Villa, for all the violence of his tactics, with a child-like innocence in a performance that Richard Slotkin argues "became the standard Hollywood interpretation not only of Villa, but of Mexican revolutionaries in general."
TICKET INFO: Advance tickets are available for $10 at www.cinema.ucla.edu. Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; $8, students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.
Cost: Advance tickets are available for $10 at www.cinema.ucla.edu.
35mm, b/w, 108 min. PARKING: At the Billy Wilder Theater: after 6 p.m., $3 in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. Before 6 p.m., $3 for the first three hours with Museum validation.
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