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

February 3, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, New Visions of Japanese Cinema and The Japan Foundation of Los Angeles
with Melnitz Movies Present

Landscape Theory: An Encounter between Cinema and Radical Politics in 1960-70s Japan
Guest curated by Japanese Film Scholar Go Hirasawa

At The James Bridges Theater

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-one-landscape-theory-tickets-15485032148

February 3rd, 2015
Please join us at 5:00pm in the Bridges Theater lobby for an opening night gala

6:00P - AKA Serial Killer (1969)
Directed by Masao Adachi, Susumu Iwabuchi, Masayuki Nonomura, Yutaka Yamazaki, Mamoru Sasaki, Masao Matsuda. A companion to Nagisa Oshima’s The Man Who Left His Will on Film, AKA Serial Killer documented the social upheaval and political oppression that roiled Japan in the 1960s. Director Adachi, screenwriter Sasaki and film critic...

February 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, New Visions of Japanese Cinema and The Japan Foundation of Los Angeles
with Melnitz Movies Present

Landscape Theory: An Encounter between Cinema and Radical Politics in 1960-70s Japan
Guest curated by Japanese Film Scholar Go Hirasawa

At The James Bridges Theater

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-two-landscape-theory-tickets-15485047193

February 4th, 2015

6:00P - Boy (1969)
At once dreamlike and punishingly direct, Boy is the story of parents who habitually send their son into the street to be grazed by oncoming cars in order to wrest payment from the drivers. In this way, the itinerant family makes a living. It’s a fantastic tale, based on a true incident. Oshima is never one for sentiment, and he does not disappoint even in a film built around a young boy and his baby brother. Inexorably, he takes us...

February 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, New Visions of Japanese Cinema and The Japan Foundation of Los Angeles
with Melnitz Movies Present

Landscape Theory: An Encounter between Cinema and Radical Politics in 1960-70s Japan
Guest curated by Japanese Film Scholar Go Hirasawa

At The James Bridges Theater

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-three-landscape-theory-tickets-154850...

February 5th, 2015

6:00P - Go, Go Second Time Virgin (1969), Koji Wakamatsu
Prolific Japanese filmmaker Koji Wakamatsu's Go, Go Second Time Virgin tells the tale of two Japanese teens brought together by sexual violence, revenge, and rebellion. A girl (Mimi Kozakura) is forcibly carried to a rooftop and gang-raped, as a boy of similar age (Michio Akiyama) stands to the side watching the events unfold. The boy remains on the roof until the next morning, waiting for the...