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Upcoming Events

Hollywood Berlin: TO BE OR NOT TO BE

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

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

A Polish theatrical troupe becomes embroiled in complex political machinations following Hitler's invasion of Poland in Ernst Lubitsch's controversial anti-Nazi political satire, which stars Carole Lombard and Jack Benny. 

Professor Emily Carman (Film and Media Arts, Chapman University) will join Carsey-Wolf Center Director Patrice Petro for a post-screening discussion.


HOLLYWOOD BERLIN: The Last Laugh

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:45pm

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

The elderly doorman of a grand hotel is demoted from the job in which he takes great pride in this technically dazzling, bittersweet film. The recent restoration of F.W. Murnau's final German film will be screened with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla.

The screening of a recent restoration of the film, provided by the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung, will be accompanied live by pianist Michael MortillaMortilla will join UCSB Professor of Film and Media Studies Charles Wolfe for a post-screening discussion. 


HOLLYWOOD BERLIN: Fury

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

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

In Fritz Lang’s first American film, everyman Joe (Spencer Tracy) is en route to a joyful reunion with his fiancée Katherine (Sylvia Sidney) when he is caught up in a small town’s investigation of a kidnapping. Mob violence erupts, and after narrowly escaping an attempted lynching, Joe seeks revenge via the justice system. 

Although the film was released in 1936, Fury raises issues about race, technology, mob violence, the corruption of political and legal institutions that remain remarkably current. Professor Eric Rentschler (Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard) will be joined by Carsey-Wolf Center Director Patrice Petro for a post-screening discussion. 


NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

Tickets will be released on Tuesday, October 17 at 11:00 AM.

Nostalgia for the Future examines Indian modernity, the making of the citizen and the architecture of the home. It looks at four distinct imaginations of homes and bodies across examples of buildings constructed over the course of a century. 

Directors Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar will join UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies moderator Bhaskar Sakar for a post-screening Q&A.


Tempestad

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:45pm

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

Tickets will be released on Thursday, October 19 at 11:00 AM.

Tempestad presents the parallel stories of two women victimized by corruption in Mexico. Their voices echo over the landscape and highways of Mexico as they describe how official injustice allowed violence to take control of their lives, desires and dreams.

Director Tatiana Huezo will join UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies Cristina Venegas for a post screening Q&A.


National Bird

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

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

Tickets will be released on Tuesday, October 24 at 11:00 AM.

National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.

Director and Producer Sonia Kennebeck will join UCSB doctoral student in Film & Media Studies Daniel Grinberg for a post-screening Q&A.


HOLLYWOOD BERLIN: Some like it hot

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Tickets will be released on Monday October 30 at 11:00 AM.

After witnessing a mob massacre in Chicago, musicians Joe (Jack Lemmon) and Jerry (Tony Curtis) are in grave danger. Posing as "Josephine" and "Daphne," they evade the mob by joining a traveling all-women band headed to Florida, but farcical complications ensue as Jerry/Daphne falls for the band's loopy ukelele player Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), and Joe/Josephine becomes the object of a millionaire playboy's fixation. 

David Mandel (Veep, Seinfeld) will join Carsey-Wolf Center Director Patrice Petro for a post-screening discussion. A reception will follow the event in the Michael Douglas Lobby.


SCRIPT TO SCREEN: THE SHAPE OF WATER

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

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

Tickets will be released on Monday, November 13 at 11:00 AM.

There will be no admittance after 7pm, even for patrons with a reservation.

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.

UCSB Script to Screen will host Screenwriter Vanessa Taylor for a post-screening Q&A. The event will be moderated by Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan.