Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Falstaff commands center stage in Chimes at Midnight, Orson Welles’ groundbreaking film. Considered by some to be Welles’ greatest accomplishment in film, Chimes at Midnight incorporates elements of five of Shakespeare’s plays to reframe the larger-than-life comedic presence of Falstaff to magnificent effect. 

Joseph McBride (School of Cinema, San Francisco State University, author of Orson Welles), will join moderator Jim Kearney (English, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

The latest, and possibly darkest, film adaptation of Macbeth, stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Critically acclaimed for its stunning visuals and charismatic performances, the film offers a sustained meditation on power and violence.

Screenwriters Todd Louiso & Jacob Koskoff will join moderator Jim Kearney (English, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Gaviota: The End of Southern California explores one of the most threatened biodiversity hotspots in the world. 

Director Shaw Leonard will join moderator Courtney Thomas (Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

In this final installment of his trilogy of Shakespeare adaptations, Vishal Bhardwaj reimagines Shakespeare's  Hamlet as a contemporary crime drama. 

Priya Jaikumar (Cinema and Media Studies, USC) will join moderator Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Score: A Film Music Documentary follows the creative struggles of designing a modern film soundtrack from scratch. Featuring some of Hollywood's premier composers, the film explores the power and influence of film scores in the modern world and gives viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges of the process of composing a score.

Producer Robert Kraft will join moderator David Novak (Music, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet is celebrated for dramatizing the turmoil of its central character through means of expression unique to cinema. Adapted and directed by its star, Olivier’s film remains a touchstone both in the cinematic treatment of Hamlet and in the history of Shakespeare on film.

Mark Rose (English, UCSB) will join moderator Jim Kearney (English, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

She’s the Man resets William Shakespeare’s cross-dressing comedy Twelfth Night in a contemporary boarding school. Teenage Viola (Amanda Bynes) takes her brother Sebastian’s place on his school’s boys soccer team while he runs off to London with his band, and romantic complications ensue when she meets her new roommate and team captain, Duke (Channing Tatum).  

This UCSB Script to Screen and Shakespeare on Film presentation of She's the Man will be followed by a Q&A with screenwriters Karen McCullah & Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde & 10 Things I Hate About You)The event will be moderated by Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Newly-elected President Judson “Major” Hammond (Walter Huston) falls into a coma after a car accident, and is resurrected a changed man in this fascist fantasy, shaped and promoted by media tycoon William Randolph Hearst and directed by former Hearst animator Gregory La Cava.

Journalist Jeff Greenfield will join moderator Patrice Petro for a post-screening discussion.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez traces these battles from their roots in the struggles against slavery prior to the Civil War, to the fight against the Chinese Exclusion Act in the late nineteenth century, to current anti-immigrant agitation.

Director Anne Galisky will join moderator Helen Morales (Classics, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.