Upcoming Events


Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Blade Runner ( Ridley Scott, 1982) adopts the noir style as it evokes the not-so-distant  “futurescape” of Los Angeles, a dystopian city-world corroded by acid rain. Harrison Ford plays Deckard, a hunter of replicants, androids created to look “more human than human.” Their quest for a longer life span brings them to Earth, where they become a challenge to Deckard’s abilities and his ethical boundaries.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Chris Jenkins (Award-winning documentarian and UCSB Department of Film & Media Studies production faculty member). He will discuss the cinematographic challenges in shooting a film such as Blade Runner.

Students - $5, Community - $10

All of the free student tickets have been reserved. Please go to “Buy Tickets” below to buy a student ticket at the regular $5.00 purchase price.


Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson), formerly part of the NYPD, now works as an unlicensed private detective. His latest client is a drug trafficker (Dan Stevens) whose wife was kidnapped and brutally murdered, and as Scudder delves deeper, he finds that the crime's sequence is the modus operandi of the perpetrators. Before they can strike again and destroy other lives, Scudder races through the back streets of New York to catch the killers, blurring the lines between lawful and criminal, as he goes.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Academy Award® nominated, Department of Film & Media Studies Alumnus, Writer/Director Scott Frank and a post-screening reception in the Michael Douglas Lobby.

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.

Lift Off: Behind the scenes of launch pad

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Department of Film and Media Studies in collaboration with the Department of Theater and Dance present:

Lift Off - Behind the Scenes of Launch Pad

Lift Off is a short documentary which focuses on the process of Launch Pad's new play development from the original auditions through the staged live performances. Interviews with current and former Launch Pad participants reveal a program unique to UCSB in which student actors work directly with a playwright.
Created by sixteen UCSB students and directed by Chris Jenkins, this film celebrates the collaborative efforts inherent both in Theater & Dance... and Documentary Film production.

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for the premiere of the 2015 GreenScreen student environmental films exhibition. The evening will showcase four student-produced films focused on eco-conciousness.

Sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center's Environmental Media Initiative, Department of Film and Media Studies, and UCSB Associated Students Coastal Fund. 

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.