The Legacy Project is a collaborative effort bringing together the UCLA Film & Television Archive and Outfest to collect and restore film and video.  We screen prints from this valuable and unique collection on a bimonthly basis. Check back each month to see what film is showcased. We look forward to seeing you at the movies!


December 15 | 7:30 pm | Billy Wilder Theater

The film revolves around La Manuela (Roberto Cobo), the proprietor of a dilapidated brothel in the destitute Mexican town of El Olivo. Divided over whether to sell the brothel, La Manuela and her daughter also find themselves at odds over their shared attraction and fear of Pancho, a macho truck driver with a history of tormenting La Manuela. The film provides all of the excitement and tragedy expected of a classic Mexican melodrama but subverts the genre through its powerful critique of transphobia and violent heterosexual masculinity. Based on the novel of the same name by noted Chilean author José Donoso and directed one of Mexico’s greatest directors, Arturo Ripstein, the film is a landmark of queer cinema.



Billy Wilder Theater, 2006. View from rear of theater. Photo by Erhard Pfeiffer, courtesy of Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.The Billy Wilder Theater is located in Westwood Village—one of the most exciting shopping, dining, and entertainment districts in Los Angeles. Conveniently located at the Hammer Museum on the corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards, the Theater offers filmgoers the chance to augment their evenings with dining and dessert options.

Billy Wilder Theater
Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
(intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards)
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Parking is available in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire.
Parking for people with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3.

Mon-Fri: After 6 p.m.: $6.00 flat rate.
Mon-Fri: Before 6 p.m.: $6.00 for first 3 hours with Museum validation and $1.50 per 15 minutes thereafter. To obtain validation stamp show your ticket stub at the security desk in the Wilshire Lobby.
Sat-Sun: $6.00 flat rate.


The box office opens one hour before show times. Visit the Archive’s Ticketing Page for more information.

Lotted and garage parking is available twenty-four hours at 233 S. Main St. Limited street parking is also available after 6 pm.