Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

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).

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. Veep follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington.

Please join us for a screening of Season 5, Episode 1 "Morning After" and Season 5, Episode 9 "Kissing Your Sister". The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Actress/Producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Writer/Executive producer David Mandel and Actor Tony Hale. The event will be moderated by the Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Documentary Raising Zoey offers a vibrant and inspiring portrait of family, following thirteen-year-old Zoey, her mother Ofelia and sister Letty as they navigate Zoey's transition, legal battles against discrimination in Zoey's public school, and the joys and complexities of adolescence. A powerful demonstration of how resilience, community, and love can be marshaled against prejudice and entrenched ignorance, the film addresses both the enormous accomplishments Zoey, Ofelia, and Letty have made together, and their hopestogether and individually—for the future.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Dante Alencastre moderated by Abigaíl Salazar of the UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD).

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Now in its third season, Jill Soloway’s award-winning series Transparent has been described as “revolutionary television” for its trans-affirmative approach to queerness, trans politics, and gender identity. Using innovative visual storytelling of the sort that is usually reserved for documentary feature productions, Transparent foregrounds and engages certain marginalized voices.  Please join us for a screening of two episodes: Season 2, Episode 9 "Man on the Land" and Season 3, Episode 1 "Elizah."  Professor Amy Villarejo, author of Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire (2014), will join Carsey-Wolf Center Director Patrice Petro for a post-screening discussion of transgender emergence as well as Jewishness and queerness within this highly-acclaimed popular television series.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

In 2011 CeCe McDonald survived a brutal attack, only to be incarcerated for defending her life. Her story inspired an international movement advocating for her freedom, and since her release she has worked to critique the prison-industrial complex and to advocate for reforms to the criminal justice system. Featuring CeCe McDonald and Laverne Cox, documentary Free CeCe confronts the culture of violence surrounding transwomen of color.

This screening of Free CeCe will be followed by a Q&A with Director Jacqueline (Jac) Gares and Documentary Subject CeCe McDonald, who will discuss the process of making the film with Moderator Lal Zimman of the Department of Linguistics.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Congregating at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota, the largest historical gathering of Native American tribes rose to national and international attention as they and their allies stood in solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Join us as the Chumash Coastal Band will formally invite Winona LaDuke, an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems and two-time vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, for a screening of Lucien Reed’s 2016 short Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

This event will feature a selection of six outstanding short films from the Arab Film Festival. The 90-minute program showcases the emergent voices and diverse approaches in cinematic storytelling by contemporary Arab filmmakers and artists.

Join us for a post-screening discussion and Q&A with the Director of the Arab Film & Media Institute Serge Bakalian and the Artistic Director and Festival Programmer, Arab Film Festival Deana Nassar . The discussion will be moderated by Professor Mona Damluji of the UCSB Department of Film and Media Studies.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:30pm - 6:30pm
Girvetz Hall 1004

Events at Standing Rock - from April 2016 to February 2017 - altered the media landscape, created new ways to protect the water and land, and launched a resurgence of indigenous centered leadership. Join co-founders of the first encampment of Water Protectors, organizers of non-violent direct actions, and members of the camp’s press corps for three panel discussions about the future and importance of ideas and events that emerged from Oceti Sakowin.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Award-winning documentary Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen centers on the stories of six thoughtful, eloquent and diverse transmen. Preachers, teachers, students and activists educate us simply by making their presence known. Each man brings a colorful and complex richness as he describes his relationship to himself, as well as others in his life — the cadence of his voice keeping in rhythm with how the speaker displays himself to the camera.  The film received an Isaac Julien Experimental Award from Queer Black Cinema International Music Festival and an Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary in the ReelOut Queer Film + Video Festival.

Please join us for a screening of Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen.  The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Kortney Ryan Ziegler and Moderator Jennifer Tyburczy (Feminist Studies, UCSB).

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez), a transgender sex worker, is back on the block in this critically-acclaimed indie comedy, which was entirely shot using modified iPhone 5S cameras.  Upon hearing that her boyfriend and pimp Chester (James Ransone) has cheated on her with a cis-gender woman while she was in jail, Sin-Dee and her best friend Alexandra (Mya Taylor) embark on a mission to get to the bottom of this scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, rendered by the film with uncommon verve and exuberance.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Actress Mya Taylor, moderated by Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center, Professor Patrice Petro.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) traverse a decidedly contemporary Los Angeles infused with the spirit of Hollywood's golden age musicals and rendered in the vivid primary colors of Jacques Demy's whimsical mid-sixties work, a feat of alchemy for which guests David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco took home this year's Academy Award for Best Production Design.

UCSB Script to Screen will host Production Designers David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco for a post-screening Q&A. The event will be moderated by Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan.