Screening format: Sony 4K Digital Projection (1 hour and 53 minutes)
Director: Fred Toye
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Halley Gross, Dan Dietz, and Charles Yu
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Ed Harris, and Jeffrey Wright
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 HBO one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
Please join us for a screening of the two pivotal episodes: Season 1, Episode 6 "The Adversary" and Season 1, Episode 7 "Trompe L'Oeil." The screening will be followed by a Q&A with UCSB Department of Film & Media Studies Alumnus Fred Toye, director of these two episodes. Please note that the post-screening discussion will address the entire season of the show, including the finale.
Please join us in the Michael Douglas lobby for a post Q&A reception.
Script to Screen: Westworld is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center and HBO.
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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 Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan, and produced by the Pollock Theater student staff.
Director Fred Toye is an UCSB alumnus (1989). He began his career in the editing room working as assistant editor on such successes as Forrest Gump (1994) (uncredited) and Men in Black (1997), and then worked in title design in the films The Sunshine Boys (1995) and Dangerous Beauty (1998) and special effects in The Addams Family (1991) and The Addams Family Values (1993). After working as an editor on Alias between 2003 and 2005, he would go on to direct and produce episodes of Alias, Ghost Whisperer, The 4400, Chuck, Lost, The Good Wife, Person Of Interest, 11.22.1963, Designated Survivor, and Westworld.
Matthew Ryan, Pollock Theater Director, pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which helps students to develop professional production skills through hands-on experience. Ryan created and hosts the Script to Screen series, which has welcomed prestigious guests like Oscar® winning screenwriter John Ridley, discussing 12 Years a Slave, Oscar® winning screenwriter Alan Ball, discussing American Beauty and writer/producer/director Theodore Melfi, actor Kevin Costner and President of Fox 2000 Pictures Elizabeth Gabler discussing Hidden Figures.
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.