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

March 31, 2015 - 7:30pm

Melnitz Movies Presents
In The Shadow of Young Girls in Bloom: Female Adolescence on Film

PAULINE AT THE BEACH (1983)

Directed by Eric Rohmer

Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30 PM at The James Bridges Theater
RSVP:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pauline-at-the-beach-1983-eric-rohmer-tickets-16305020756

“Rohmer builds a fearsome (yet lovely) symmetry, only to construct another, softer fiction behind it; the result is a film of devastating irony and deep compassion.” -- Dave Kehr, The Chicago Reader

Pauline at the Beach, a romance set at a Normandy resort town, bears overtones of Henry James: it pivots on the fifteen-year-old title character’s view of her adult cousin (Arielle Dombasle), who, in turn, is looking out for her young ward. The subject is love; the object is men; the atmosphere, linguistic; the mode, dialectical; and the bonds that are made and unmade follow the characters’ reasoned explanations and justifications with a precision that...

April 2, 2015 - 7:30pm

Melnitz Movies Presents
In The Shadow of Young Girls in Bloom: Female Adolescence on Film

LITTLE DARLINGS (1980)

Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell

Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30 PM at The James Bridges Theater
RSVP:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-darlings-1980-ronald-f-maxwell-tickets-16305162179
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEW8kS6QIx8

“[Little Darlings] somehow does succeed in treating the awesome and scary subject of sexual initiation with some of the dignity it deserves.” -- Roger Ebert

Featuring teen icons Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol, this lighthearted summer camp romp pits rich girl against poor girl in a playful rivalry over who will lose their virginity first. Approaching the subject of sexual desire from the perspectives of the young women who are experiencing it, Little Darlings takes an honest and non-judgmental...

April 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

Fox Searchlight and NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Present a Screening of Far From the Madding Crowd at UCLA James Bridges Theater with Melnitz Movies

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 PM at The James Bridges Theater
RSVP:http://www.britweek.org/?event=fox-searchlight-and-newfilmmakers-los-angeles-present-a-screening-of-far-from-the-madding-crowd-at-ucla-james-bridges-theater-with-melnitz-movies

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the...