The Pollock Theater held a rare 35mm screening of Beautiful Duckling with legendary screenwriter Chang Yung-hsiang. More>

Script to Screen was proud to present Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Oscar® - Nominated editor Maryann Brandon More>

We were privileged to experience the silent film Pandora's Box as it was meant to be seen, accompanied by a live pianist, Michael Mortilla More>

Script to Screen congratulates Josh Singer, screenwriter of Spotlight, for winning the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. More>

We were honored to bring back UCSB alumn and 2016 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Short for his film World of Tomorrow, Don Hertzfeldt.  More>

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Tickets are sold out. A standby line will be provided.  We will let patrons in on a first come-first serve basis if tickets become available.

Under the Shadow was selected as United Kingdom’s 2016 Foreign Language Oscar® Entry.

Set in nineteen-eighties Tehran during the almost decade-long span of the Iran-Iraq War, horror thriller Under the Shadow follows a mother and daughter as they struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolutionary period, only to find that a mysterious evil haunts their home.

A special post-screening discussion with UCSB Alumnus Nate Bolotin (Partner at XYZ Films) and Lucan Toh (Producer) will be moderated by Anna Brusutti, who teaches in the Department of Film and Media Studies. The Q&A will focus on contemporary global issues of financing and distribution

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Tickets $11

To purchase tickets please go to the The Céline Cousteau Film Fellowship. Please note you will be taken to a third party ticketing site not affiliated with UC Santa Barbara.

Join guest speakers Céline & Jean-Michel Cousteau for an afternoon event consisting of a private screening of the inaugural The Céline Cousteau Film Fellowship short film, Poverty of Perception (2016). This will be followed by a Q&A with Céline & Jean-Michel Cousteau.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Event is free but a reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat

Last round of tickets will be released on Thursday, September 29th at 10am

A compelling new documentary directed by UCSB alumna Roxanne Frias exploring how the growth of the US Latino population will influence the Country's political future. Post-screening discussion and Q&A moderated by Professors Mario Garcia and Cristina Venegas.


Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Event is free but a reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat

Come in your best “Star Trek” make-up and costume!

Join us to celebrate the career of the legendary, award-winning make-up artist and UCSB Alumnus Michael Westmore. The evening begins with the 20th anniversary screening of Star Trek: First Contact. We meet the man behind the masks in a post-screening conversation as we talk about his film work (Raging Bull, Rocky, and his Academy Award® for Mask), his 18 years working on Star Trek, and his role as a mentor on the Syfy Channel's show Face-Off. Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan will moderate the Q&A with Michael Westmore.


Monday, October 10, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The event is free but a reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat

O.J.: Made In America is an Oscar® contender for Best Documentary Feature!

Placing the so-called “trial of the century” within the complex history of race, gender, class, news and entertainment media, policing, criminal justice, and the sports industry in the United States, director Ezra Edelman’s gripping documentary O.J.: Made in America offers an unflinching and timely portrait of our time. 

Produced as part of the 30 for 30 series from ESPN Films, O.J.: Made in America premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and aired as a five-part miniseries on ABC. Following a screening of O.J.: Made in America Part 1, director Ezra Edelman will join Jennifer Holt (Professor of Film and Media Studies at UCSB) and Steven Secular (PhD Student at the Department of Film and Media Studies at UCSB) for a discussion addressing both the screening and the series as a whole, followed by a Q&A.

Mr. Six

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Event is free but a reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat

Set in the mean streets of old and new Beijing, thriller Mr. Six treats the clash of generations as well as that between the ultra-rich and the left-behind. When his son Xiaobo (Li Yifeng) is kidnapped by an ascendant, wealthy gang known for drag-racing luxury sports cars, aging gangster Mr. Six (Feng Xiaogang) calls on a motley crew of old allies for help.

Join us for a post-screening discussion and Q&A led by Lora Chen (CEO of China Media Consulting) and Mayfair Yang (Director of UCSB Confucius Institute & Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies Departments).


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Event is free but a reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat

Inspired by the structure of One Thousand and One Nights, Miguel Gomes’s celebrated trilogy set in contemporary Portugal concludes its oneiric yet trenchant meditation on life under austerity measures with Arabian Nights: Volume Three, The Enchanted One (2015), in which Scheherazade briefly escapes the king, only to be returned to captivity. Once again confined to the palace, she regales the king nightly with an account of Lisbon-area bird trappers, which takes the form of a film-within-a-film.

A post-screening discussion will be moderated by Department of Film and Media Studies Professor Peter Bloom.


Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Event is free but a reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat

The Festival of (In)appropriation is a yearly showcase of contemporary short audiovisual works that appropriate existing media and repurpose it in inventive ways. From Afro-Futurist fantasias and forensic historical revisions of the McCarthy hearings to South Pole conquests and love letters to Britney Spears, the eighth edition of the Festival of (In)appropriation offers an astonishing kaleidoscope of aesthetic methods, philosophical positions, and political impulses. 

There will be a post screening Q&A with curator G. D. Cohen and moderator Constance Penley (Department of Film & Media Studies).


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Students $5, Community $8

"The fight isn’t over."

All The Way offers a riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  Staking his presidency on what would be an historic unprecedented Civil Rights Act, Johnson finds himself caught between the moral imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the expectations of the southern Democratic Party leaders who brought Johnson to power.

UCSB Script to Screen will host director Jay Roach (Austin Powers trilogy, Meet The Parents, and Trumbo) for a post-screening Q&A.

The Carsey-Wolf Center and HBO are proud to present a post-Q&A reception in the Michael Douglas Lobby.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Event is free but a reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat

7 Islands and a Metro is a tale of the cities of Bom Bahia / Bombay / Mumbai, through a tapestry of fiction, cinema vérité, art objects, found footage, sound installation and literary texts, chronicling the transformations of an insignificant settlement as it achieved the stature of a metropolis. The film's narrative is structured around imaginary debates between Ismat Chugtai and Sadat Hasan Manto—two legendary writers who lived in this metropolis—over the art that chronicles these multi-layered overlapping cities. Shot mainly during the monsoon, 7 Islands and a Metro portrays beautiful, yet ruthlessly violent features of Bombay which, generally, are not part of the popular narratives about the city.

Join us for a post-screening discussion and Q&A with director Madhusree Dutta and Department of Film and Media Studies Professor Bhaskar Sarkar.