The UCLA Film and Television Archive presents an 'Archive Preview' of Teza, a special benefit screening honoring late Professor Teshome Gabriel. Filmmaker Haile Gerima, a former student of Professor Gabriel's, will attend the screening.
There will be a film screening of Haile Gerima’s film Teza shown in honor and memory of Professor Teshome Gabriel, who died in June 2010. Proceeds from the evening will benefit a fund set up in Professor Gabriel’s name to support students in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT). Filmmaker Haile Gerima was a student of Professor Gabriel’s and Gerima will attend the screening.
"Archive Previews" presents advanced screenings of new releases. On September 13, 2010, the Archive is proud to present the West Coast premiere of acclaimed Ethiopian-born filmmaker Haile Gerima's Teza (2008).
In addition to celebrating this important new film by an alumnus of UCLA's film school, this screening honors late UCLA professor Teshome Gabriel who died in June 2010. Proceeds from this screening will benefit the memorial fund established in Professor Gabriel's name, to support a graduate student or students in the Cinema and Media Studies Program in UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television.
For info about Professor Gabriel, visit http://www.tft.ucla.edu/news/obituary/738-teshome-gabriel_obit/.
For more info about or to donate to the memorial fund, please contact Tamara Turoff Keough, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teza (2008) tells the story a young, idealistic Ethiopian doctor who returns to his homeland after studying in Germany to find his country roiled by political turmoil and the solace and cultural inheritance of memory no longer assured. With the command of a true master, Haile Gerima crafts a thoughtful and beautiful reflection on the displacement of African intellectuals, both at home and abroad.
Special thanks to: Haile Gerima; Mypheduh Films Inc.
In person: Haile Gerima
*Note: Free ticket policy for UCLA students not applicable for this special benefit screening.
TEZA - (2008, Ethiopia/Germany/France) Directed by Haile Gerima
Ngod Gward Productions, Pandora Filmproduktion, Unlimited, WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Screenplay: Haile Gerima
Cinematographer: Mario Masini
Cast: Aaron Arefe, Abeye Tedla, Takelech Beyene, Teje Tesfahun, Nebiyu Baye.
35mm, 140 min.
Date: Monday, September 13, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
UCLA Hammer Museum
Billy Wilder Theater
10889 Wilshire Blvd (at Westwood Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Box office opens one hour before showtime: $9 general admission; $8 students / seniors / $8 UCLA faculty and staff with ID
Parking: $3 in the lot under the theater after 6 PM. Enter Westwood Blvd, just north of Wilshire.
UCLA Film and Television Archive Tel: 310-206-FILM
Sponsor(s): Film and Television Archive