Monday, June 18

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Movie Review: ‘Maleficent’

The classic fairy tale is comprised of very predictable elements: a mystical land with magical creatures, set in a time long ago. We know very well the events that are about to unfold even before we see them. Read more...

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"How to See New York in One Day" follows Melvin, a tourist returning to New York after many years, and his journey to hunt down his beloved red hat, which floats around the city because of a harsh wind.

(Courtesy of Ben Haist)

Graduate student’s film earns best animation at Shorttakes festival

For Ben Haist, a future in animation was not always clear. Little did he know the same storyboard he used for his UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television application would bring him substantial recognition at one of the school’s most well-known film festivals. Read more...

Photo: "How to See New York in One Day" follows Melvin, a tourist returning to New York after many years, and his journey to hunt down his beloved red hat, which floats around the city because of a harsh wind. (Courtesy of Ben Haist)

"How to See New York in One Day" follows Melvin, a tourist returning to New York after many years, and his journey to hunt down his beloved red hat, which floats around the city because of a harsh wind.

(Courtesy of Ben Haist)

The Cultural Affairs Commission's Kerckhoff Coffeehouse concert series will continue Monday with performances from first-year English student Nicole Cohen (pictured) and third-year cognitive science student Nick Valentini. 
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Nicole Cohen, Nick Valentini to perform original songs, covers at Kerckhoff

At the tender age of 4, Nicole Cohen remembers learning how to play the piano. With a substantial amount of practice, she was able to win several music competitions and awards. Read more...

Photo: The Cultural Affairs Commission's Kerckhoff Coffeehouse concert series will continue Monday with performances from first-year English student Nicole Cohen (pictured) and third-year cognitive science student Nick Valentini. (Sonja Bartlett/Daily Bruin)

The Cultural Affairs Commission's Kerckhoff Coffeehouse concert series will continue Monday with performances from first-year English student Nicole Cohen (pictured) and third-year cognitive science student Nick Valentini. 
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UCLA’s Cultural Affairs Commission will sponsor its first Art Walk Friday in Wilson Plaza. Third-year anthropology student Ashley Uvina will be exhibiting several of her pieces during the event, including a Picasso-inspired portrait. 
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Bruins to display work at UCLA’s first Art Walk

Ashley Uvina remembers how, when she was 5 years old, she created intricate figurines out of the clay set her grandparents bought her as a gift. Read more...

Photo: UCLA’s Cultural Affairs Commission will sponsor its first Art Walk Friday in Wilson Plaza. Third-year anthropology student Ashley Uvina will be exhibiting several of her pieces during the event, including a Picasso-inspired portrait. (Courtesy of Ashley Uvina)

UCLA’s Cultural Affairs Commission will sponsor its first Art Walk Friday in Wilson Plaza. Third-year anthropology student Ashley Uvina will be exhibiting several of her pieces during the event, including a Picasso-inspired portrait. 
(Courtesy of Ashley Uvina)

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‘Transforming Hollywood’ explores changes in TV industry

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and USC School of Cinematic Arts put aside their rivalryon Fridayto present the fifth annual Transforming Hollywood conference, held in the James Bridges Theater from 9 a.m. Read more...

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Courtesy of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

Jason Bateman learned much about the technical process of shooting a film in his directorial debut "Bad Words," alongside writer Andrew Dodge and actress Kathryn Hahn.

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Q&A: Jason Bateman talks film directing debut, ‘Bad Words’

In addition to actor and producer, Jason Bateman adds movie director to his list of film credits with his latest project and directorial debut, “Bad Words.” “Bad Words,” which Bateman directs and stars in, follows screenwriter Andrew Dodge’s story of a bitter middle-aged man (Bateman) who forces his way into a children’s national spelling bee. Read more...

Photo: Jason Bateman learned much about the technical process of shooting a film in his directorial debut "Bad Words," alongside writer Andrew Dodge and actress Kathryn Hahn. Focus Features

Jason Bateman learned much about the technical process of shooting a film in his directorial debut "Bad Words," alongside writer Andrew Dodge and actress Kathryn Hahn.

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