UCLA Asian American Studies Center 50th Anniversary Film Festival


March 11, 2020

As COVID-19 concerns continue, we regret to inform you that we are postponing the remaining two weekends of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center 50th Anniversary Film Festival.

The safety and health of our participants and our communities are the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's top priorities and although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA at this time, we are following UCLA's recent advisory (see here for updated information) and made the difficult decision to postpone any large-scale events, including the AASC 50th Anniversary Film Festival.

We are working with our partners to reschedule to a time when it's safe and prudent to host large-scale and celebratory events. We will definitely reach out to you again when those dates are confirmed, especially since we deeply value your work and your contributions to the festival and AAPI communities. Please follow us @uclaaasc on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates in the coming weeks/months.

As we continue to work on future dates, we will be automatically refunding events at the James Bridges Theater and the UCLA Film & Television Archive has provided additional options for ticketholders to the Billy Wilder Theater events.

For those who purchased tickets for our events at the James Bridges Theater: your refund will be processed through Eventbrite. Please allow at least 7-10 business days to see the refund reflected back to your original form of payment. If you have questions about your refund, please email events@aasc.ucla.edu.

For those who purchased tickets for our events with the UCLA Film & Television Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater: you can exchange any tickets you have purchased for a future screening this year by the Archive or they can provide a refund. Please contact UCLA Film & Television Archive at 310-206-8013 or at programming@cinema.ucla.edu for assistance.

Thank you for your support of the AASC film festival and UCLA Asian American Studies Center. We hope to connect with you again soon.

This year marks the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's 50th anniversary. To continue our series of celebratory events, we are excited to host the Film Festival, a three-weekend film festival featuring powerful imagery and poignant commentary about some of the most meaningful issues facing our AAPI communities. Each program features films organized around central themes. After each screening, audiences will hear from Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmakers and actors speaking to their creative journeys, as well as from scholars, artists, and community leaders on the meaning of these themes in today's world.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact lgadia@aasc.ucla.edu.

Presented by UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Center for Ethnocommunications, Film and Television Archive, Melnitz Movies. In collaboration with Visual Communications, Film Quarterly, and UCLA Asian American Studies Department.





Billy Wilder Theater

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum

Photo source: http://edwardogosta.com/hammer

The Billy Wilder Theater, home of UCLA Film & Television Archive's public programs, is among a handful of venues nationwide able to exhibit an entire century's worth of moving images in their original formats. For more information regarding parking and public transportation, please click here.

James Bridges Theater, UCLA

235 Charles E Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Photo source: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/facilities/james-bridges-theater/

The James Bridges Theater is situated on the northeast corner of the UCLA campus in Westwood, adjacent to the Broad Art Center and the Murphy Sculpture Garden.

For parking, from Hilgard Ave. enter the east side of campus at Wyton Dr. Make an immediate right turn onto Charles E. Young Dr. East and signs will direct you to Parking Structure 3. Pay-by-space parking is $3 per hour, up to $13 (all day).

The nearest bus stop is for the Metro 2/302 line at Hilgard/Charing Cross and Hilgard/Sunset (under 5 minute walk to James Bridges). The closest Big Blue Bus stop is for Route 17 at Charles E Young/P2 Hub (approximately a 13 min walk to James Bridges).