Tuesday, October 15

Historical drama film "The Birth of a Nation" follows the life of slave Nat Turner (Nate Parker) as he grows up on a southern plantation in the 1800s. (Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival)

Movie review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Nate Parker attempts to rewrite the past, comment on the present and influence the future with his new film “The Birth of a Nation.” Few projects have been as ambitious, and Parker certainly outdid himself with riveting monologues, sickening images and haunting symbols — some subtle and others so blatant they flirt with the fourth wall. Read more...

Photo: Historical drama film "The Birth of a Nation" follows the life of slave Nat Turner (Nate Parker) as he grows up on a southern plantation in the 1800s. (Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival)

Historical drama film "The Birth of a Nation" follows the life of slave Nat Turner (Nate Parker) as he grows up on a southern plantation in the 1800s. (Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival)

Alumnus Kevin Patrick Doherty performs as Disney's "Frozen" character Olaf by manipulating a puppet and matching its facial expressions. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo Editor)

UCLA alum Kevin Doherty puppeteers Olaf in live ‘Frozen’ production

Nine UCLA alumni joined the cast of “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” performing as Elsa, Olaf, Hans, Kristoff or the ensemble. The live adaptation of the 2013 Disney animated film “Frozen” currently plays three times a day at Disney California Adventure after opening in May. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Kevin Patrick Doherty performs as Disney's "Frozen" character Olaf by manipulating a puppet and matching its facial expressions. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo Editor)

Alumnus Kevin Patrick Doherty performs as Disney's "Frozen" character Olaf by manipulating a puppet and matching its facial expressions. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo Editor)

Alumnus Larry Kemp drew on his own memories of the 1960s while mixing the dialogue of “All The Way,” nominated for an Emmy Award. He added authentic sounds to newscasts and funeral scenes. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Alumnus’ sound work sets tone of Emmy-nominated HBO film “All the Way”

Forty-three UCLA staff members and alumni were involved in projects nominated for the 2016 Emmy awards in 16 different categories. Over the course of four weeks, the A&E staff will feature some of these UCLA affiliated nominees and their projects. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Larry Kemp drew on his own memories of the 1960s while mixing the dialogue of “All The Way,” nominated for an Emmy Award. He added authentic sounds to newscasts and funeral scenes. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Alumnus Larry Kemp drew on his own memories of the 1960s while mixing the dialogue of “All The Way,” nominated for an Emmy Award. He added authentic sounds to newscasts and funeral scenes. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)



Actress Ariel Winter of “Modern Family” said she does not plan on pursuing film classes, theater clubs or student productions at UCLA when she attends in 2017. (Courtesy of Collin Stark)

Ariel Winter plans to continue acting career, pursue law at UCLA in 2017

Ariel Winter aspired to attend a university from a young age. But unlike most other college hopefuls, Winter applied to college while filming for a 22-time Emmy-winning television series. Read more...

Photo: Actress Ariel Winter of “Modern Family” said she does not plan on pursuing film classes, theater clubs or student productions at UCLA when she attends in 2017. (Courtesy of Collin Stark)

Actress Ariel Winter of “Modern Family” said she does not plan on pursuing film classes, theater clubs or student productions at UCLA when she attends in 2017. (Courtesy of Collin Stark)

Graduate acting student and actress Vivian Rubio moved to the United States from Venezuela when she was 15 years old. She is frequently cast in diverse Spanish-speaking roles, such as her part as Giovanna in the new Netflix show “Las Garnachas.” (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Grad student embraces Venezuelan heritage in new acting roles

The moment Vivian Rubio arrived in the United States, she became an American – removed from her friends and family in Venezuela. But to Americans, especially those in the film and television casting industry, she will always be Venezuelan – or at least something other than the white American image she said the entertainment industry deems “neutral.” Though her hard work has garnered many roles, and her bilingualism has opened her to diverse characters, the third-year graduate student in acting said she is often faced with discrimination and typecasting. Read more...

Photo: Graduate acting student and actress Vivian Rubio moved to the United States from Venezuela when she was 15 years old. She is frequently cast in diverse Spanish-speaking roles, such as her part as Giovanna in the new Netflix show “Las Garnachas.” (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Graduate acting student and actress Vivian Rubio moved to the United States from Venezuela when she was 15 years old. She is frequently cast in diverse Spanish-speaking roles, such as her part as Giovanna in the new Netflix show “Las Garnachas.” (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)


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