Upcoming Events


Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
My Love Awaits Me by the Sea is a poetic meditation on what it means to be denied the chance to participate in a collective memory of normal life. It is an intensely personal essay inspired by the late artist/author Hasan Hourani’s life and work, seen through the director's experiencesas as a second-generation Palestinian making her first trip to the homeland. Accompanied by Hasan, her imaginary lover, she searches for his fantasy world and finds the remnants of hope in a land exhausted by endless years of war.

The post-film discussion with director Mais Darwazah will be moderated by Nuha N.N. Khoury (UCSB Associate Professor in the History of Art and Architecture).  There will also be a post screening reception.

Individual Tickets are free, but reservations are required to guarantee a seat

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Citizenfour is a 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras concerning the 2013 NSA spying scandal. Poitras travels to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. The film won the 2015 Oscar™ for "Best Documentary Feature".

There will be a post screening discussion with Department of Film and Media Studies faculty Lisa Parks, and moderated by Department of Film and Media Studies faculty Jennifer Holt.

Individual Tickets: Students - $5, Community - $10



Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Please note that this event has been re-scheduled for March 10th

Transparent is a Golden Globe winning, Amazon Studios original series revolving around a Los Angeles family with serious boundary issues, and their lives following the discovery that their Father, Mort (Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Tambor) is transgender. After one secret is revealed, their past and future begin to spill out.

Join us for a screening of Episode 6 (The Wilderness) and Episode 8 (Best New Girl). There will be a post screening Q&A with Producer, Rick Rosenthal and Associate Director of LBGT Services in the Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity at UCSB, Klint Jarami. There will be a reception after the Q&A.

Students - $5, Community - $10


Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

FOCUS ON: THE ANTHROPOCENE - RACING EXTINCTION shows an unlikely team of activists and innovators who hatch a bold mission to save endangered species. Director Louis Psihoyos and Co-Producer Gina Papabeis will join us for a post-screening Q&A.

Individual Tickets: Students - $5, Community - $10