Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Pollock Theater

Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz) leaves his beloved wife Lucy (Isabelle Adjani) at home in Wismar while he travels to meet the sinister Count Dracula (Klaus Kinski), thereby setting in motion a terrifying and deadly sequence of events.

Director Werner Herzog will join Carsey-Wolf Center Director Patrice Petro for a post-screening discussion.

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

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.

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

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 Mortilla. Mortilla will join UCSB Professor of Film and Media Studies Charles Wolfe for a post-screening discussion.

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

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.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

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. 

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

Tempestad presents the parallel stories 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 discussion.

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

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.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Musicians Joe (Jack Lemmon) and Jerry (Tony Curtis) go incognito with a company of traveling women musicians, including the scintillating Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), after witnessing a mob massacre in Billy Wilder's celebrated comedy. 

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.