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 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
RSVP: “'White Bird in a Blizzard' is worth seeing for Eva Green’s performance alone, and to experience the dreamlike quality of Gregg Araki’s individual, highly unique vision of cinema.” – Chase Whale, Playlist With this heavily stylized adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Laura Kasischke, New Queer Cinema auteur Gregg Araki returns to the realm of Mysterious Skin and to psychosexual mystery to explore what it means to confront repressed trauma and the constructed image of normalcy with a middle-class suburban backdrop. It is 1988 and 17 year-old Kat (Woodley) comes home to find her mother (Green) suffering a nervous breakdown. Several days later she disappears entirely. For Kat, her mother’s disappearance is entangled with the complex emotions surrounding their conflicted relationship, her own adolescent turn inward and sexual awakening. Years later, a visit home from college prompts her to confront this repressed trauma which torments her dreams. Vacillating in highly expressionistic style between the two time periods, this is a dreamlike exploration of familial dysfunction and the roles we assign to...
October 9, 2014 - 10:39pm
RSVP: “Demolishes the clichés of the musical-prodigy genre.” – Variety “The thrill of watching Fletcher and Neyman’s fray unfold is intensified by Damien Chazelle’s attention to the craft and challenge of musicianship.” – Slant Magazine “This is a muscular and accomplished work of kinetic cinema built around two tremendous acting performances.” - The film that “owned the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards” according to Indiewire, winning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Dramatic Audience Award, is coming to Melnitz Movies! Whiplash, which stars Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now, Divergent) and JK Simmons (Juno, Spider-Man), follows an ambitious freshman jazz drummer at an ultra competitive music college as he puts everything on the line to become the next Buddy Rich. After Andrew Neyman (Teller) is unexpectedly cherry picked from of a lower tier class by the elite and feared Professor Terence Fletcher (Simmons), he begins as a drummer for the top touring jazz band in school. Under the remorseless command of Professor Fletcher, each member of the band dares not utter a single wrong note....