Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

 

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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Screening format: DCP (126 minutes)

Director: Josh Boone

Writers: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Starring: Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort

"They don't have forever, they have each other."

The Fault in Our Stars is based on the #1 New York Times best-selling novel by John Green. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel (Shailene Woodley) has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

The UCSB Department of Film and Media Studies, the Carsey-Wolf Center and Fox 2000 Pictures proudly present an advanced screening of The Fault in Our Stars. We hosted director, Josh Boone, and executive producer, Isaac Klausner, for a post-screening Q&A and a reception in our Michael Douglas Lobby.

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 and executive-produced by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and produced by the Pollock Theater student staff.

The Fault in Our Stars Trailer

Interview with John Green

Biographies

Josh Boone, Director

Josh Boone wrote and directed his first film, Stuck in Love, which premiered in September 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival. It began a limited theatrical release in the United States in July 2013. In February of the same year, Boone was hired to direct the romantic comedy-drama film The Fault in Our Stars. It was released the following year, receiving positive reviews from critics. It has since then received many nominations and awards. Boone announced in September 2013 that he was currently working on adapting Stephen King's novel Lisey's Story.

Isaac Klausner, Executive Producer

Isaac Klausner joined Temple Hill Entertainment in 2008 as the assistant to producer Wyck Godfrey. In this position, he assisted in the production of The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) where the novel's author first introduced Klausner to the work of John Green. Inspired by the unique writing style, Klausner would go on to be pivotal in securing the movie rights to The Fault in Our Stars, Green's best-selling novel which Klausner produced. The success garnered from what was seen as an unadaptable book for the screen provided Klausner the opportunity to adapt another Green novel, Paper Towns, which premiered in 2015.

Matthew Ryan, Pollock Theater Director

Matthew Ryan started his academic career at NYU to run the Cantor Film Center, where he produced a range of events from a screening and Q&A with Martin Scorsese to a media conference with then President Bill Clinton. In 2008, he received a MFA in screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University.

Now, he is director of the amazing Pollock Theater.  He pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which is a selective program offering industry-level experience to students interested in event planning and live TV production. The TV shows produced through this program have generated more than 10.6 million views on UCTV. Many of these episodes come from events in his own series, Script to Screen, including 12 Years a Slave with Oscar®-winner John Ridley and American Beauty with Oscar®-winning screenwriter Alan Ball.