Script to Screen presented Hidden Figures with actor Kevin Costner, President of Fox 2000 Pictures Elizabeth Gabler, and  Oscar - Nominated writer/producer/director Theodore Melfi. More>

Expanded Hitchcock: Vertigo on 35MM film and a discussion with Tom Pollock (Former Chairman of Universal Studios) and James Katz (Film Preservationist). More>

Script to Screen welcomed Oscar - Nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer for Arrival More>

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

Ezra Edelman, Oscar - Nominated director of Best Documentary Feature O.J.: Made in America More>

Upcoming Events


STARVING THE BEAST

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:45pm

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

The documentary Starving The Beast examines the on-going power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America's public universities.

After the screening, Professor Lane Hall will discuss developments in Wisconsin as a case study of challenges to public higher education, as well as the disruptive role of art and activism in academia.  The discussion will be moderated by Professor Patrice Petro, Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center.


EXPANDED HITCHCOCK: the birds

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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

A flirtatious encounter involving a pair of lovebirds in a San Francisco pet shop leads socialite Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) on a trip to Bodega Bay in pursuit of lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in Hitchcock’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s short story. Over the course of several days, Mitch’s small hometown is harried by increasingly violent attacks by wild birds, which Melanie and the townspeople are at a loss to explain or predict.

In a post-screening Q&A, actress Tippi Hedren will discuss the process of filming The Birds with moderator Ross Melnick of the UCSB Film and Media Studies department.  Following the discussion, Hedren will be available to sign copies of her new memoir, Tippi. 


Thank You for Playing

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

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

When Ryan Green, a video game programmer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusually beautiful and poetic video game. 

Director David Osit will join UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies Alenda Chang for a post-screening discussion.

 

 


Script to Screen: Westworld

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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

The HBO one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Please join us for a screening of the two pivotal episodes: Season 1, Episode 6 "The Adversary" and Season 1, Episode 7 "Trompe L'Oeil."  The screening will be followed by a Q&A with UCSB Department of Film & Media Studies Alumnus Fred Toye, director of these two episodes. Please note that the post-screening discussion will address the entire season of the show, including the finale. 

Please join us in the Michael Douglas lobby for a post Q&A reception.


Raging Bull

Thursday, April 20, 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, April 3 at 11am.

Based on real events, Raging Bull tells the story of middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta and his path to success. His reputation for violence and tenacity gets him to the top in the ring, but domestic turmoil erupts as LaMotta's bad temper, extreme jealousy, and obsessive rage destroy his relationship with his wife and family. Robert De Niro famously gained 60 pounds for his starring role in this brutal yet poetic drama.

Professor Anna Brusutti of the Department of Film and Media Studies will join award-winning make-up artist and UCSB alumnus Michael Westmore for a post-screening Q&A.


In Utero

Thursday, April 27, 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 Monday, April 3 at 11am.

In Utero is a cinematic rumination on what will emerge as the most provocative subject of the twenty-first century – life in the womb and its lasting impact on human development, human behavior, and the state of the world.

After the screening, Director Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal and Producer Stephen Gyllenhaal will be joined by Professor Brenda Major (Psychological and Brain Sciences, UCSB) and Professor Maya Rossin-Slater (Economics, UCSB) for a discussion and Q&A, moderated by Professor Maryam Kia-Keating (Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology, UCSB).