Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB


The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

Screening format: Sony 4K Digital Projection (1 hour and 44 minutes)

Director and Screenwriter: Kelly Fremon Craig

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson

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

The Edge of Seventeen is a coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. It is an honest, candid, and often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s world. Growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). Nadine and Krista are inseparable best friends attempting to navigate high school together, until they realize that there is a fine line between best friends and worst enemies. 

UCSB Script to Screen will host Director/Screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig for a post-screening Q&A. The event will be moderated by Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan.

View The Edge of Seventeen trailer

Screenwriter/Director Kelly Fremon Craig

Kelly Fremon Craig made her directorial debut in 2016 with The Edge of Seventeen, produced by James L. Brooks. The film received widespread critical praise and numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe nomination for the film’s lead actress, Hailee Steinfeld, a Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Achievement of a First Time Filmmaker, the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Film, and three Critics Choice Awards nominations.  Kelly grew up in Orange County, California and graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in English Literature. She now resides in Los Angeles with her husband and young son.




Moderator Matthew Ryan

Matthew, Pollock Theater Director, pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which professionalizes students by helping them to develop production skills with hands-on experience. Ryan created and hosts the Script to Screen series, which has presented exciting events like a discussion of 12 Years a Slave  with Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley, a discussion of American Beauty with Oscar-winning screenwriter Alan Ball, and a discussion of Hidden Figures with writer/producer/director Theodore Melfi, actor Kevin Costner and President of Fox 2000 Pictures Elizabeth Gabler.

Matthew Ryan began his career as a video librarian at the legendary Kaufman Astoria Studios. 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 interests are science fiction and comedy.


The UCSB Script to Screen series examines the screenplay and its transition to the screen from the perspective of writers, directors, producers, editors, and actors.  UCSB Script to Screen is sponsored by the department of Film and Media Studies, the Carsey-Wolf Center, and the Scott Frank Fund for Screenwriting. It is hosted by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and co-produced by the Pollock Theater student staff.