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 3, 2015 - 7:30pm

Melnitz Movies Presents
Directed by Diego Ongaro
Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:30 PM
Followed by Q&A with director Diego Ongaro
at The James Bridges Theater

““Perceptively scripted, nimbly shot and efficiently produced, Ongaro’s debut is well suited for a broad regional audience, and with the right handling, could break through on the national art house circuit as well.” - Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter.

"“For a film about logging, BOB AND THE TREES is strangely compelling, a tonal ambient score amps up the tension as Bob becomes more unhinged with worry about his business.” - Katie Walsh, Indiewire

“(An) immersive verite style drama.” - Ben Kenigsberg, Variety

Bob has a problem: A skunk bit a pig. Now his wooded property is being quarantined for rabies and he must contract himself out to cut trees elsewhere. When a competitor sets him up, matters go from bad to worse as Bob...

March 5, 2015 - 7:30pm

Melnitz Movies Presents
The Second Quarterly Spotlight on the Avant-Garde

Beryl Sokoloff and Hy Hirsh

Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 PM at The James Bridges Theater

This program is a celebration of the late artist Beryl Sokoloff, whose work has been obscure for many years. Now experiencing a revival, Melnitz Movies hopes to contribute to the deserved attention brought upon this artist, whose filmic observations allow one to inhabit his gaze and gait, to experience his remarkable transformative vision. Moving deeper into abstraction, we will also present three films by Hy Hirsh, an influential visual music artist, close friends and one time roommate of Sokoloff. Brought together again in this program, these two filmmakers inject rhythm into their observed processes, and in visualizing their classical, jazz and experimental scores (including Miles Davis and John Cage) they exhibit a fascination...