BFS + Melnitz Awards Season: Waves
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

BFS + Melnitz Awards Season: Waves

SYNOPSIS: Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

TRAILER: here

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BFS + Melnitz Awards Season: Honey Boy
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

BFS + Melnitz Awards Season: Honey Boy

SYNOPSIS: From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el (Bombay Beach, LoveTrue) brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health. Fictionalizing his ascent to stardom, and subsequent crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har'el casts Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) and Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased, Manchester by the Sea) as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Dancer-singer FKA twigs makes her feature-film debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har'el's feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as medicine and imagination as hope through the life and times of a talented, traumatized performer who dares to go in search of himself.

TRAILER: here

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BFS + Melnitz Awards Season: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

BFS + Melnitz Awards Season: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

SYNOPSIS: France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse's first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

TRAILER: here

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BFS + Melnitz Awards Season: Jojo Rabbit
Oct
16
8:00 PM20:00

BFS + Melnitz Awards Season: Jojo Rabbit

SYNOPSIS: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

TRAILER: here

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BFS + CEC + A24 Present: The Death of Dick Long + Q&A
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

BFS + CEC + A24 Present: The Death of Dick Long + Q&A

SYNOPSIS: Holy Crap. Dick is dead. Died last night after band practice, and his bandmates, Zeke & Earl, don’t want anybody finding out how. That’s too bad though, ‘cause news travels fast in small town Alabama, and these guys suck at covering their tracks. The authorities haven’t ID’d the body just yet, but Zeke’s wife and his daughter are suspicious already.

Q&A with director Daniel Scheinert and actress Virginia Newcomb to follow.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Presents: Late Night (WIE)
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

BFS Presents: Late Night (WIE)

SYNOPSIS: A late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision brings about unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women who are separated by culture and generation become united by their love of a biting punchline.

TRAILER: here

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BFS + Bruin Democrats Present: Knock Down the House + Q&A (WIE)
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

BFS + Bruin Democrats Present: Knock Down the House + Q&A (WIE)

SYNOPSIS: KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE follows the incredible stories of four women who decide to run for office against all odds. At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these women set themselves on a journey that changed their lives and country forever.

Skype Q&A to follow with three of the subjects of the film, Cori Bush, Amy Vilela, and Paula Jean Swearengin.

TRAILER: knockdownthehouse.com.

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BFS WIE + CEC Present: Someone Great
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

BFS WIE + CEC Present: Someone Great

SYNOPSIS: An aspiring music journalist, Jenny, has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends, Erin and Blair, for one outrageous last adventure in New York City.

TRAILER: here

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BFS + A24 + CEC Present: Ramy + Q&A
Apr
9
7:30 PM19:30

BFS + A24 + CEC Present: Ramy + Q&A

SYNOPSIS: Ramy Hassan is a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. RAMY will bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.

RAMY is a 10-episode half-hour comedy series written, executive produced, created by and starring Ramy Youssef, and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, A24’s Ravi Nandan, showrunner Bridget Bedard and co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch.

Q&A to follow with series creator and star Ramy Youssef.

TRAILER: here

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BFS + A24 Present: Climax
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

BFS + A24 Present: Climax

SYNOPSIS: CLIMAX is Gaspar Noé's latest film and his most brazen and visionary statement yet. It's a totally trippy, hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night.

In CLIMAX, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. The troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they've been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. The film stars Sofia Boutella (Atomic Blonde) and a cast of professional dancers.

TRAILER: here

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BFS WIE: Birds of Passage
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

BFS WIE: Birds of Passage

SYNOPSIS: Set in 1970s Colombia among the Wayúu indigenous people, this mystical epic centers on Rapayet, a man torn between the desire to be powerful and his duty to uphold his culture’s values. Ignoring ancient omens, his tribe enters the drug trafficking business getting caughtmup in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: If Beale Street Could Talk
Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

BFS Awards Season: If Beale Street Could Talk

SYNOPSIS: In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: Roma
Nov
26
7:30 PM19:30

BFS Awards Season: Roma

SYNOPSIS: Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she's pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs + Q&A
Nov
10
5:30 PM17:30

BFS Awards Season: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs + Q&A

SYNOPSIS: An anthology of six short films that take place in 19th-century post-Civil War era during the settling of the Old West.

Post screening Q&A to follow with actor Zoe Kazan, actor Bill Heck, Academy Award nominated composer Carter Burwell, and Academy Award nominated costume designer Mary Zophres.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: Vox Lux
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

BFS Awards Season: Vox Lux

SYNOPSIS: VOX LUX begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: Bohemian Rhapsody
Oct
30
8:00 PM20:00

BFS Awards Season: Bohemian Rhapsody

SYNOPSIS: Freddie Mercury -- the lead singer of Queen -- defies stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers. The band's revolutionary sound and popular songs lead to Queen's meteoric rise in the 1970s. After leaving the group to pursue a solo career, Mercury reunites with Queen for the benefit concert Live Aid -- resulting in one of the greatest performances in rock 'n' roll history.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: Boy Erased
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

BFS Awards Season: Boy Erased

SYNOPSIS: Boy Erased tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: Wildlife
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

BFS Awards Season: Wildlife

SYNOPSIS: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: First Man
Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

BFS Awards Season: First Man

SYNOPSIS: On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: A Star Is Born
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

BFS Awards Season: A Star Is Born

SYNOPSIS: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: The Favourite
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

BFS Awards Season: The Favourite

SYNOPSIS: Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

TRAILER: here

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BFS Awards Season: Eighth Grade + Q&A w/Bo Burnham and Elsie Fisher
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

BFS Awards Season: Eighth Grade + Q&A w/Bo Burnham and Elsie Fisher

SYNOPSIS: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school -- the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year.

Q&A with star Elsie Fisher and director Bo Burnham to follow.

TRAILER: here

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Blindspotting + Q&A w/ Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Blindspotting + Q&A w/ Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal

SYNOPSIS: Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.

Q&A with writers and stars Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal to follow.

TRAILER: here

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Howard Shore LIVE at UCLA: The Silence of the Lambs + Q&A
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Howard Shore LIVE at UCLA: The Silence of the Lambs + Q&A

Howard Shore, Oscar-winning composer of films such as THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, and SPOTLIGHT is coming to UCLA on April 4th and 5th for TWO nights of exciting events! 

On THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH at 7:30PM in the CARNESALE COMMONS PALISADES ROOM, we will screen "THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS", the recipient of five Academy Awards and considered one of the greatest horror films ever made. Preceding the film, a Q&A with Mr. Shore will take place, moderated by TFT Professor Jonathan Kuntz.


Please RSVP for the film screening + Q&A at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/L9MxmXO6ZWEoJHyI2

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Howard Shore LIVE at UCLA: Masterclass + Meet and Greet
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Howard Shore LIVE at UCLA: Masterclass + Meet and Greet

Howard Shore, Oscar-winning composer of films such as THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, and SPOTLIGHT is coming to UCLA on April 4th and 5th for TWO nights of exciting events! 

On WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH at 5PM in SCHOENBERG HALL, Mr. Shore will be conducting a masterclass in which he reflects on his creative process and over 40 years of experience in the film industry. The masterclass will be moderated by Dr. Holley Replogle-Wong, professor at the School of Music. Following the masterclass, a select group of students will participate in a Meet and Greet with Mr. Shore.

Free tickets for the MASTERCLASS will be available through the Central Ticketing Office soon. Stay tuned!

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BFS + Melnitz: You Were Never Really Here Screening
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

BFS + Melnitz: You Were Never Really Here Screening

With the help of Amazon Studios and Melnitz Movies, Bruin Film Society brings you a free advance screening of Lynne Ramsay's "You Were Never Really Here." Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, the film has garnered immense critical acclaim and even a 7-minute standing ovation at Cannes. You don't want to miss this film, which has drawn comparisons to the likes of "Taxi Driver", "Drive", and "Taken". Also features a score from Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead!

TRAILER: here

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