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 28, 2015 - 7:30pm

Melnitz Movies and A/V Geeks Present


As a part of the series "Young Girls in Bloom"
With A/V Geeks' Skip Elsheimer in Person!

Thursday, April 28th at 7:30 PM at The James Bridges Theater


Why should boys have all the fun, breaking laws and physically and mentally abusing friends, family and neighbors? This show features 16mm educational films which show how girls can be just as delinquent and problematic as their male counterparts. Featuring:

  • So I Took It (10 min) - A young girl learns the excitement of shoplifting!
  • The Grapevine (10 min) - Gossip causes all sorts of problems.
  • The All My Tomorrows (17 min) - She's hip but she mixed the wrong substances at a party and now she's paying the price...
  • Fur Coat Club (19 min) - This can't really be a film about fur fetishes, can it?
  • and one more!
  • Image by Elizabeth Galecke

    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.



    May 7, 2015 - 7:30pm

    Melnitz Movies and the Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival Present

    A Master Class with Nuri Bilge Ceylan

    Moderator to be announced

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

    Nuri Bilge Ceylan, last year’s Palme d'Or winner at The Cannes Film Festival, will host a master class, surveying his cinematic journey. As a world renowned Turkish filmmaker, Ceylan has been a recurring winner at The Cannes Film Festival, awarded the Best Director prize for Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys) in 2008, the Grand Jury Prize for Bir Zamanlar Anadolu (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) in 2011 and the Palme d'Or for Kış Uykusu (Winter Sleep) in 2014. These three were also Turkey's official submissions for the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category.