Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Screening format: Blu-Ray (111 Minutes)

Director: Jonathan Frakes

Writers: Rick Berman, Ronald D. Moore & Brannon Braga

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes & Alfre Woodard

Make-up Supervisor: Michael Westmore (Oscar®-Nominated)

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

Come in your best “Star Trek” make-up and costume!

Join us to celebrate the career of the legendary, award-winning make-up artist and UCSB Alumnus Michael Westmore. The evening begins with the 20th anniversary screening of Star Trek: First Contact. We meet the man behind the masks in a post-screening conversation as we talk about his film work (Raging Bull, Rocky, and his Academy Award® for Mask), his 18 years working on Star Trek, and his role as a mentor on the Syfy Channel's show Face-Off. Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan will moderate the Q&A with Michael Westmore.

Michael Westmore's makeup designs and masks will be showcased in a special exhibition at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB.  Lifeforms: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore will be on view from September 10 through April 30, 2017. There will be a meet-and-greet with Michael Westmore, prior to the screening, from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the AD&A Museum.

Brent Spiner (Mr. Data) and Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf) discuss Michael Westmore at 2016 Comic Con Convention

Star Trek: First Contact Movie Trailer


Michael Westmore, Make - Up Artist

Michael Westmore is a scion of the famed Westmore make-up dynasty dating back to Hollywood's golden age. Starting in 1917, virtually every major studio's make-up department was supervised by a member of the Westmore family. Michael's own career has not been without its rewards; he has been the recipient of a record forty-two Emmy Nominations, and has been gifted with nine statuettes. The Motion Picture Academy has honored him with four nominations and an Oscar® in 1986 for Mask. While supervising make-up on Star Trek, he turned his attention to writing articles and books on cosmetics and their application. Nor has his impact been confined to the US film industry: Michael's work on Dasavathaaram (dir. K.S. Ravikumar, India, 2008), starring actor Kamal Haasan in ten different roleseach requiring protheseswas celebrated for its highly technical achievements and brilliance. Michael is now penning his biography, which includes an acount the wonderful years he spent with the faces of Elizabeth Taylor, Robert DeNiro, Bette Davis and Sylvester Stallone.

Michael Westmore photograph by Blake Bronstad.

Matthew Ryan, Pollock Theater Director

Matthew Ryan is Director of the Pollock Theater where he pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which professionalizes students by developing production skills with hands-on experience. Ryan created and hosts the Script to Screen series, which has welcomed prestigious guests like Oscar® winning screenwriter John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave and Oscar® winning screenwriter Alan Ball for American Beauty

Matthew Ryan began his career as a video librarian at the legendary Kaufman Astoria Studios. He became Associate Producer for Fox Movietone Newsreels putting together video packages for news stories. As Events Manager at New York University’s Cantor Film Center, he produced a series of film programs that included evenings with Martin Scorsese, Tim Robbins and Alec Baldwin. In 2008, he received an MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University. His primary writing focus is science fiction and comedy.

This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB.