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 21, 2014 - 7:30pm
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sneak-preview-force-majeure-2014-ruben-ostl... “It’s Michael Haneke meets ‘Scenes From a Marriage’” - Peter Debruge, Variety “Force Majeure, the latest brilliantly testing, laugh-as-you-wince experience” - Tim Robey, The Telegraph Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli), have taken their children on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, but the trip is disrupted by an avalanche. A split-second decision brings Tomas’ responsibilities into question. In the days following, he is forced to answer to a decision that he cannot admit or explain. The result is an almost comically focused grand-scale examination of the disconnect between human instincts and socially constructed roles, questioning our expectations and drawing defined power relations. FORCE MAJEURE is witty, engaging, and meticulously composed, accelerating quickly to a grandiosity that rivals its Vivaldi score. - MK Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Festival de Cannes 2014 Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Directed by Ruben Östlund Language: Swedish Cast: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Brady Corbet, Kristofer...
October 24, 2014 - 7:30pm
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sneak-preview-sex-ed-2014-isaac-feder-follo... “SEX ED manages to carve out a niche for itself and successfully tells a simple story with some outrageous characters” –  IGN Please join us on Friday, October 24th 7:30pm at James Bridges Theater for SEX ED, (with star Haley Joel Osment and director Isaac Feder coming afterward for Q&A!)   Haley Joel Osment (THE SIXTH SENSE, A.I.) stars as middle school teacher Eddie Cole in SEX ED, a unique comedy by first time feature director Isaac Feder.  The screenplay was penned by “House of Cards” scribe, Bill Kennedy, who recently secured a spot on Franklin Leonard’s The Black List with his screenplay THE FIXER.   Eddie Cole (Osment) is a bumbling college graduate who jumps at the chance to teach middle school in order to escape his depressing fate working at a bagel shop. After realizing that the students are already becoming sexually active, Eddie decides to make a sex education class his pet project. Soon Eddie realizes that his precociously pubescent pupils think they know just as much… or more… about sex than he does. Yet their internet addled minds only understand the pop culture side of it, and it...
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...