The Carsey-Wolf Center presents an events series each quarter that explores a unique historical theme, director, genre, or pressing contemporary issue. Featuring a curated group of screenings, these series provide the opportunity for a deeper and more expansive engagement with media across cinema, documentary, and television.

 FALL 2017 - Hollywood Berlin: Exiles and Immigrants

Nearly a century ago, an unprecedented number of German exiles and immigrants working in the film industry left Europe for the United States. Lured by the resources of 1920s Hollywood and then pushed into exile by politics in 1930s Berlin, these filmmakers contributed some of the most influential films in the history of cinema. Focusing on the work of filmmakers who began their careers in Berlin and later worked in Hollywood, this series presents the latest restorations of their masterpieces in the state-of-the-art Pollock Theater with dynamic post-screening contributions from contemporary filmmakers, scholars, and artists.

HOLLYWOOD BERLIN: Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
Date:
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Post-Screening Q&A:
Director Werner Herzog, moderated by Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center Patrice Petro


HOLLYWOOD BERLIN: To Be or Not to Be
Date:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Post-Screening Q&A:
Professor Emily Carman, Associate Professor at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, moderated Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center Patrice Petro


HOLLYWOOD BERLIN: The Last Laugh
Date:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Post-Screening Q&A:
Musician Michael Mortilla, moderated by Charles Wolfe of the Department of Film and Media Studies

HOLLYWOOD BERLIN: Fury
Date:
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Post-Screening Q&A:
Professor Eric Rentschler, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, moderated by Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center Patrice Petro



HOLLYWOOD BERLIN: Some Like It Hot
Date:
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Post-Screening Q&A:
Executive Producer/Writer/Director David Mandel, moderated by Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center Patrice Petro



Spring 2017: "Trans Media"

While transgender issues have been represented on film for at least a decade, recent media work more fully engages the views and creative labor of transgender and gender-variant people. “Trans Media” at the Pollock Theater will showcase contemporary media work in television, narrative filmmaking, and critical documentary in an effort to explore the relationship between sexual orientation and gender identity outside of a rigid binary view of the world.

TRANS MEDIA: Raising Zoey
Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Post-Screening Q&A: Director Dante Alencastre, moderated by Abigail Salazar of the UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD)


TRANS MEDIA: Transparent
Date:
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Post-Screening Q&A:: Professor Amy Villarejo, author of Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire (2014), moderated by Carsey-Wolf Center Director, Professor Patrice Petro


TRANS MEDIA: Free Cece
Date:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Post-Screening Q&A: Director Jacqueline (Jac) Gares, Documentary Subject CeCe McDonald, moderated by Lal Zimman of the Department of Linguistics


TRANS MEDIA: Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen
Date:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Post-Screening Q&A: Director Kortney Ryan Ziegler, moderated by Jennifer Tyburczy (Feminist Studies, UCSB).


TRANS MEDIA: Tangerine
Date:
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Post-Screening Q&A: Actress Mya Taylor, moderated by Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center, Professor Patrice Petro.

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Winter 2017 - "Expanded Hitchcock"

The Carsey-Wolf Center and the Pollock Theater are pleased to present a series of films dedicated to exploring the work of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, whose career spanned two continents and more than six decades. “Expanded Hitchcock” will include classic Hitchcock films seen from a new angle, recently restored films, and a special screening of an early film with musical accompaniment.

EXPANDED HITCHCOCK: Blackmail
Date:
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Post-Screening Q&A:
pianist Michael Mortilla, moderated by Charles Wolfe, UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies.


EXPANDED HITCHCOCK: Vertigo
Date:
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm   
Post-Screening Q&A: film preservationist James Katz and Tom Pollock, former Executive Vice President of MCA and Chairman of Universal Pictures, discussed the restoration of Vertigo with Charles Wolfe, UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies.


EXPANDED HITCHCOCK: The Man Who Knew Too Much
Date:
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Post-Screening Q&A:
 John Hajda, associate director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind and lecturer in the Departments of Music and Psychological and Brain Sciences, moderated by Professor Anna Brusutti of the Department of Film and Media Studies.


EXPANDED HITCHCOCK: Rebecca
Date:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Post-Screening Q&A:
 Professor Tania Modleski, author of the groundbreaking book The Women Who Knew Too Much: Hitchcock and Feminist Film Theory discussed both the history and continuing legacy of Rebecca, moderated by Professor Patrice Petro
, director of the Carsey-Wolf Center.


EXPANDED HITCHCOCK: The Birds
Date:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Post-Screening Q&A:
actress Tippi Hedren discussed the process of filming The Birds with moderator Ross Melnick of the UCSB Film and Media Studies department. Following the discussion, Hedren signed copies of her new memoir, Tippi.