UCLA Launches Austrian Film Series

Robert Dornhelm’s altogether remarkable “Requiem for Dominic” (unaccountably overlooked in the Oscar nominations for best foreign film), along with Peter Patzak’s “Death of a Schoolboy,” launches two weekends of contemporary Austrian cinema presented by the UCLA Film Archive and the Austrian Consulate General. The program begins Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in UCLA’s Melnitz Theater.

A harrowing account of a real-life hero in last year’s Romanian Revolution, “Requiem for Dominic” incorporates documentary footage with re-created scenes. Patzak’s film tells the story of Gavrilo Princip, the 17-year-old assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, which set off World War I.

Information: (213) 206-FILM, 206-8013.