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

April 2, 2015 - 7:30pm

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


Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell

Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30 PM at The James Bridges Theater

“[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 7, 2015 - 7:30pm

Melnitz Movies Presents:


Directed by Adam Rifkin

Tuesday, April 7th at 7:30 PM at The James Bridges Theater

Official Selection of Hot Docs, Los Angeles Film Festival and Rooftop Films' Summer Series


“American Movie meets Charles Bukowski in a Trailer Park.” - Bobcat Goldthwait
"A moving meditation on the true purpose of art.” - Doug Harvey, Artillery

While the rest of America slept, DIY filmmaker/musician Giuseppe Andrews (a one-time teen actor in Independence Day and Detroit Rock City) has made over 30 experimental features with titles like Doily’s Summer of Freak Occurrences, Trailer Town and Utopia Blues. Set in some demented alternate universe (i.e. Ventura, California), they are populated by real-life alcoholics and drug addicts, trash-talking senior citizens and trailer park...

April 9, 2015 - 7:30pm

Melnitz Movies Presents


Directed by Guillaume Nicloux

Thursday, April 9th at 7:30 PM at The James Bridges Theate
Official Selection of The 2014 Berlin Film Festival

“Houellebecq—under the direction of Guillaume Nicloux—delivers a self-portrait in marginalia as well as a purposeful goof on the vigorous, menacing, mucky stuff of life outside the pristine precincts of art.” - Richard Brody

Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Houellebecq, famously reclusive, refuses to set the record straight. Now he goes one step further by starring as himself in a film that purports to tell the tale.

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

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 nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.