Upcoming Events



SCRIPT TO SCREEN: WHIPLASH

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

SCRIPT TO SCREEN is proud to present Whiplash, nominated for five Academy Awards.

Please join us for a post-screening Q&A with writer/director Damien Chazelle (Oscar Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay).

The event is sold-out. There will be a stand-by line at the door and we will let patrons in on a first come/first serve basis if tickets become available.


INSIDE PERSPECTIVES: FUTURE OF THE PAST - WWII DOCUMENTARIES

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

INSIDE PERSPECTIVES: FUTURE OF THE PAST presents World War II documentaries on 35mm film. The films screened will include Churchill's Island (1942), With the Marines at Tarawa (1944), and Women are Warriors (1942).

Following the 35mm screening, there will be a discussion with Documentary Curator at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ed Carter. During the discussion, there will be video clips of Battle of Midway (1942) and The True Glory (1945).

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


SOCIAL IMPACT CINEMA: DREAMING PALESTINE - WHEN I SAW YOU

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

When I Saw You is the story of Tarek and his mother who are amongst this latest wave of refugees in Jordan. Like the generation before them, they wait in "temporary" refugee camps made up of tents and prefab houses until they are able to return to Palestine.

The film will be preceded by a short musical performance by oud player Clarissa Bitar (UCSB senior in ethnomusicology).
There will also be a pre-recorded introduction from writer-director Annemarie Jacir.

Series Pass is free, but reservations are required to guarantee a seat


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


SOCIAL IMPACT CINEMA: DREAMING PALESTINE - THE TIME THAT REMAINS

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Time That Remains is an intimate semi-biographical portrait of Palestinians living as minorities in their own homeland between 1948 and the present day. Directed by Elia Suleiman.

There will be post screening discussion with Richard Falk (former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian Human Rights, and Fellow, Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies) and Sherene Seikaly (UCSB Assistant Professor in History). The moderator will be Maryam Griffin (UCSB doctoral candidate in Sociology).

Series Pass is free, but reservations are required to guarantee a seat


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


FOCUS ON: THE ANTHROPOCENE - JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

FOCUS ON: THE ANTHROPOCENE - JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE tells an epic story of cosmic, Earth and human transformation from The Big Bang to today. Author Mary Evelyn Tucker will be joining us for a post-screening Q&A.

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


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

INSIDE PERSPECTIVES: FUTURE OF THE PAST presents Out of Print.  This documentary explores the importance of revival cinema and 35mm exhibition - seen through the lens of the patrons of the New Beverly Cinema - a unique and independent revival cinema in Los Angeles. There will be a post-screening Q&A with the director Julia Marchese.

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


SOCIAL IMPACT CINEMA: DREAMING PALESTINE - MY LOVE AWAITS ME BY THE SEA

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.

Series Pass is free, but reservations are required to guarantee a seat


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 has been nominated for an 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


TELETALK: TRANSPARENT

 

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.

Students - $5, Community - $10


FOCUS ON: THE ANTHROPOCENE - RACING EXTINCTION

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