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Film image courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Alan Schneider, 1965

Play of the Week: “Waiting For Godot”

Alan Schneider, 1961

UCLA Festival of Preservation

Independent films, Hollywood rarities, classic television, and documentaries are all part of the UCLA Film&Television Archive’s annual festival highlighting recent restorations from its world-renowned preservation department. Help welcome this program of touring highlights to the Wexner Center. Catch as many films as you can, and show your support for film preservation. (All prints are courtesy of the UCLA Film&Television Archive.)


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Fri, Feb 3, 2012 7 PM

This double bill features two works by Samuel Beckett.

Film, starring Buster Keaton, is playwright Samuel Beckett’s lone work for the projected cinema (20 mins., 35mm).

Premiering in 1959, the ambitious television experiment Play of the Week distinguished itself by helping to launch the careers of talent such as Sidney Lumet and by tackling challenging works by the likes of Eugene O’Neill and Anton Chekhov. Starring Zero Mostel and Burgess Meredith, the program’s adaptation of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot represents one of the last gasps of the “Golden Age” of television. (102 mins., video)

Samuel Beckett’s Film: Preservation funded by The Film Foundation and administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Temporary closure

Wexner Center for the Arts

Due to an ongoing investigation, the Wexner Center will be closed to the public on Tuesday. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will update this space and our Facebook page as new information is released.