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 28, 2014 - 7:30pm
RSVP Now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-strange-little-cat-2014ramon-zurcher-tickets-13812520621 “Mr. Zürcher has concocted something intimate yet otherworldly with this highly original debut.” - Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times “Here’s what [The Strange Little Cat] is: a beautiful, mysterious, beguiling cinematic doodle, and an absolute master class in mise-en-scène, unfolding in odd, fragmented frames and precisely choreographed movement within those frames.” Scott Tobias, The Dissolve Please join us on Tuesday, October 28th 7:30pm at James Bridges Theater for THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT. Produced while a student of Hungarian master Béla Tarr at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), Ramon Zürcher’s directorial debut was an Official Selection of The 2013 Berlin Film Festival. It has since garnered nearly unanimous critical praise, while screening in Los Angeles only once. In this vibrant work, the occasion of a family gathering in a small Berlin apartment provides the spatial vantage from which to observe the absurdity behind quotidian interactions. Within this carefully defined space, the mundane is choreographed with such care as to paradoxically drain and inflate...
October 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
RSVP Now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blob-1988-chuck-russell-tickets-13813012091 "A great B-movie with an A-pic budget, the Blob is back with a vengeance. Updated [from the 1958 original] with awesome, no-expense-spared special effects and a feisty female hero, horrific outing should prove thoroughly satisfying for fans of the genre." Variety "Whereas the original 1958 model, a rolling heap of silicone, did little more than wobble and eat, the updated Blob is infinitely more advanced. It can climb to the ceiling and plop down on anyone below. It can choose its victims mischievously, rather than on its predecessor's catch-as-catch-can basis. It can play practical jokes. And it can overtake, subdue and digest its prey right before the audience's very eyes. This is progress, after a fashion. So by any reasonable standard, Chuck Russell's current ''Blob'' is new and improved." Janet Maslin, NY Times Please join us on Friday, October 30th 7:30pm at James Bridges Theater for THE BLOB! We have a special treat for you this Halloween: The Blob (1988)! Imagine finding chewing gum on the bottom of your shoe. Now blow that gum up x 10,000, and make it carnivorous. Then let it loose in...