“Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial,” a film series presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive continues at the Billy Wilder Theater in Los Angeles, CA through September 29, 2013, on what would have been the late legendary award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Kramer’s actual Centennial birthday.
Upcoming screenings in the film series include: So This is New York and Cyrano De Bergerac (August 22nd) with Garry Marshall and Fred Willard in person; Champion and The Men (August 23rd) with Richard Erdman and Sally Kellerman in person; Pressure Point and Bless The Beasts and Children (September 20th) with Tippi Hedren, Bill Mumy and Marc Vahanian in person; Ship of Fools (September 21st) with BarBara Luna and Karen Sharpe Kramer in person; On The Beach (September 27th) with Donna Anderson, Ed Begley, Jr. and Pete Hammond in person; and The Secret of Santa Vittoria with Lainie Kazan in person and High Noon (September 29th) with Karen Sharpe Kramer in person. All screening times are at 7:30 p.m. in the Billy Wilder Theater, except for September 29th when The Secret of Santa Vittoria will screen at 3:00 p.m. and High Noon will screen at 7:00 p.m.
The film series, “Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial” kicked-off with a star-studded Opening Night on August 9th with the World Premiere screening of Stanley Kramer’s film, Death of a Salesman, based on Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. The restoration of the film was made possible through the generosity of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation, which was overseen by Grover Crisp of SONY. Members of Stanley Kramer’s family, including his wife, the Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated actress, Karen Sharpe Kramer and one of the Kramer’s daughters, Katharine “Kat” Kramer, as well as members of Arthur Miller’s family, including his grandson Zach Miller, and his wife, Andrea Miller, were in attendance along with many celebrity and VIPS guests, many of whom, appeared in some of Stanley Kramer’s 35 films.
All upcoming programs in the film series, “Champion: The Stanley Kramer Centennial” will screen at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at the corner of Westwood Boulevard), Los Angeles, CA 90024. Advance tickets are available for $10 online at http://cinema.ucla.edu/programs/ticketing-information. 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. Parking is available at the Billy Wilder Theater for a $3 flat rate on weekdays after 6:00 p.m. and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Enter from Westwood Boulevard, just north of Wilshire Boulevard. For more information, please call 310-206-FILM (310-206-3456) or visit online at www.cinema.ucla.edu.
The Stanley Kramer Centennial will continue for a period of five months, August – December 2013. In addition to the salute to Stanley Kramer in Los Angeles at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, other Stanley Kramer Centennial Celebrations will be held in other major cities as well. Please visit the new website, www.stanleykramer100.com for information concerning other upcoming Stanley Kramer Centennial Activities.