Melnitz Movies

  • Movies are screened at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall 1409 on the UCLA campus.
  • All screenings and appearances are subject to change on short notice, so please check our listings before showtime.
  • All movies are FREE to UCLA students, staff, faculty and members of the general public, unless otherwise noted.
  • Melnitz Movies is funded through the UCLA Graduate Students Association and the ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund.
  • Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis (one ticket per person) at the Melnitz box office one hour before showtime.
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    Upcoming Screenings

October 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
RSVP Now: "A great B-movie with an A-pic budget, the Blob is back with a vengeance. Updated [from the 1958 original] with awesome, no-expense-spared special effects and a feisty female hero, horrific outing should prove thoroughly satisfying for fans of the genre." Variety "Whereas the original 1958 model, a rolling heap of silicone, did little more than wobble and eat, the updated Blob is infinitely more advanced. It can climb to the ceiling and plop down on anyone below. It can choose its victims mischievously, rather than on its predecessor's catch-as-catch-can basis. It can play practical jokes. And it can overtake, subdue and digest its prey right before the audience's very eyes. This is progress, after a fashion. So by any reasonable standard, Chuck Russell's current ''Blob'' is new and improved." Janet Maslin, NY Times Please join us on Friday, October 30th 7:30pm at James Bridges Theater for THE BLOB! We have a special treat for you this Halloween: The Blob (1988)! Imagine finding chewing gum on the bottom of your shoe. Now blow that gum up x 10,000, and make it carnivorous. Then let it loose in...
November 4, 2014 - 7:30pm
RSVP Now: “An ecstatically beautiful and exquisitely detailed portrait of the artist as a cantankerous middle-aged man whose brilliance with the brush overshadows his sometimes appalling lack of social graces” Scott Foundas, Variety “Mr. Turner feels like a perfect summation of [Mike] Leigh’s career. Bold, beautiful, and a little cranky” - Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair Please join us on Tuesday, November 4th 7:30pm at James Bridges Theater for MR.TURNER. Mike Leigh’s portrait of the British painter J.M.W. Turner drew accolades at Cannes, deservedly winning actor Timothy Spall the prize for best Actor for his portrayal of the cantankerous Turner, who grunts and fumbles his way through the art world and through relationships with women, both subordinated to his relationship with art. Leigh’s portrayal of Turner invariably draws comparisons to Leigh himself, both men as painters of light. Acknowledging this, visual homage is paid through stunning and expansive cinematography. Beginning with Turner as a 51 year-old man and spanning through the final quarter of his life, Mr. Turner is subtle, intelligent and...
November 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
RSVP Now: “Enjoyable both as a bit of modern history and as a film about friendship, Chan again displays a great grasp of character, and most viewers with an interest in the subject matter or the cast should come away satisfied.” — James Mudge, Beyond Hollywood “It plays well with the distinct character types, enjoyably fleshed out by the three Chinese leading thespians, who share sparkling on-screen chemistry.” — Ho Yi, Taipei Times “Its quiet charm and humourous synergy will win you over” — Chen Ting, Time Out Singapore Please join us on Thursday, November 6th 7:30pm at James Bridges Theater for AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA. Part of GSA Melnitz Movies’ four part CHINA FOCUS series, AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA stars Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei and Deng Chao. Directed by Hong Kong heavyweight director Peter Chan, it follows three best friends that, after being unable to find jobs with their college degrees, form their own English teaching company without a permit in an abandoned warehouse. Their teaching method is so successful that they soon find themselves expanding...