Frequently asked questions

WHAT DO YOU GUYS DO?

We're an organization from UCLA dedicated to celebrating and upholding film on campus. We have weekly meetings where we screen and discuss a film, in addition to on campus screenings and events like the BFS Awards. We also have a ton of events off campus, whether it be early screenings, premieres, or film festivals. 

When are your meetings?

Meetings during the Spring 2018 quarter take place on Thursdays at 8pm in Kinsey 1200B. 

How do I get into free screenings and movie premieres?

Follow us on social media, and join our Group Me and mailing list. BFS will keep you updated on any free screenings happening on or around campus, along with other cool Q&A events.

Come to meetings! The more meetings you come to, the more priority you’ll have when we have screening and premiere passes to give away.

Keep an eye out on Facebook for screenings put on by BFS and other campus organizations like CEC and Melnitz. 

movies are so expensive. where can I watch them for free online?

If you're a UCLA student, you're in luck! There are several streaming services you can get for free or at a discounted rate using your ucla.edu email: 

ResFlix: movies.reslife.ucla.edu
     - Only works on UCLA campus
     - New movies added every quarter

HBO GO: hbogo.com
     - Free account for UCLA students

MAX GO: maxgo.com
     - Free account for UCLA students

Hulu: hulu.com
     - Free account with a Spotify student subscription

Amazon Prime: amazon.com
     - Discounted account for students

I like watching movies on the big screen. what are some nearby theaters AND HOW DO I GET THERE? 

Regency Village Theatre
     - Within walking distance of UCLA
     - MoviePass eligible
     - $10.50 tickets with BruinCard

Regency Bruin Theater
     - Within walking distance of UCLA
     - MoviePass eligible
     - $10.50 tickets with BruinCard

Landmark Regent
     - Within walking distance of UCLA
     - MoviePass eligible

The Landmark
     - Take the 8 or R12 from Westwood/Weyburn
     - MoviePass eligible
     - They serve the best movie theater popcorn you'll ever eat

Nuart Theatre
     - Take the 1 from Westwood/Weyburn
     - MoviePass eligible
     - Shows Rocky Horror Picture Show every Saturday at midnight

AMC Century City
     
- Very nice but very annoying to get to by bus
     - MoviePass eligible

Aero Theatre
     
- MoviePass eligible

Egyptian Theatre
     - Take the 2 or 302 from Westwood/Le Conte
     - MoviePass eligible

New Beverly Cinema
     - Temporarily closed for upgrades and we have no idea when it will reopen
     - Shows classic and modern movies on 35mm film prints
     - MoviePass eligible

ArcLight Hollywood
     - 2 or 302 from Westwood/Le Conte

Laemmle Monica Film Center
     - Take the 1 or 2 from Westwood/Weyburn
     - Student discount on Sundays ($9 tickets and $1 small popcorn)
     - MoviePass eligible

WHAT ARE SOME COOL MOVIE WEBSITES?

Letterboxd: letterboxd.com

Rotten Tomatoes: rottentomatoes.com

IMDb: imdb.com

IndieWire: indiewire.com

A.V. Club: avclub.com

What is letterboxd?

Only one of the best websites to ever exist! If you’ve come to a meeting, chances are we have told you to make a Letterboxd account. We’re not kidding - make one! Letterboxd is an awesome website where you can log and rate movies you’ve seen, write reviews, make lists, and look at your movie-watching statistics. Most importantly, you can check out what movies your fellow BFS members have watched and how they feel about them!