Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

The Shape of Water (2017)

Screening format: Sony 4K Digital Projection (119 minutes)

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer

Writers: Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor

All available seats for this event have been reserved. A standby line will be formed at the door of the theater. We will admit patrons on a first come, first served basis if seats become available.

Note: There will be no late seating for this event.  Patrons arriving after 7:00 PM will not be admitted, regardless of reservation status.

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.

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

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. Script to Screen: The Shape of Water is co-sponsored by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Vanessa Taylor, Screenwriter

Vanessa Taylor, co-creator of the show Jack and Bobby, has written for a half a dozen other television shows, including, most recently Game of Thrones. She wrote the feature films Hope Springs and Divergent

Vanessa is currently working on a feature project with director Ron Howard.






Matt Ryan, Moderator

Matthew Ryan is Director of the Pollock Theater, where he pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which offers students the opportunity to develop professional production skills through hands-on experience. Ryan created and hosts the Script to Screen series, which has welcomed prestigious guests like writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash),  screenwriter Alan Ball (American Beauty) and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actor Tony Hale and writer/director David Mandel (VEEP).