Monday, September 23

Alumna Mary Neely directed "Pink Trailer," which follows two best friends as they encounter a stranger and juxtaposes darker themes with a bright, technicolor aesthetic. The film will premiere Saturday at SXSW. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alum uses bright colors to explore dark themes in upcoming film

This post was updated Mar. 8 at 4:30 p.m. The film “Pink Trailer” transforms a simple knock on a door into a chilling occurrence. Directed and edited by UCLA alumna Mary Neely, the female-led film follows two best friends as they encounter a terrifying stranger at their doorstep. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Mary Neely directed "Pink Trailer," which follows two best friends as they encounter a stranger and juxtaposes darker themes with a bright, technicolor aesthetic. The film will premiere Saturday at SXSW. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Mary Neely directed "Pink Trailer," which follows two best friends as they encounter a stranger and juxtaposes darker themes with a bright, technicolor aesthetic. The film will premiere Saturday at SXSW. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)


UCLA dance professor Willy Souly grew up in Burkina Faso where he attended many Djanjobas,  cultural gatherings that involve dance circles and storytelling set to music. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

West African festival aims to bring culture to LA through music and dance

Willy Souly’s first Djanjoba dance circle in Burkina Faso did not involve a lot of dancing. “Everyone was expecting me to move and, growing up shy, I froze for almost an entire minute,” Souly said. Read more...

Photo: UCLA dance professor Willy Souly grew up in Burkina Faso where he attended many Djanjobas, cultural gatherings that involve dance circles and storytelling set to music. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA dance professor Willy Souly grew up in Burkina Faso where he attended many Djanjobas,  cultural gatherings that involve dance circles and storytelling set to music. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

Theater review: ‘Ironbound’

“Ironbound” shows its audience the futility of waiting for something that may never come in humorous and often devastating ways. Running Jan. 30 through March 4 at the Geffen Playhouse, “Ironbound” depicts the struggles of Polish immigrant Darja (Marin Ireland) during the 22 years of her life in America. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos showcased his tremendous vocals at the band's last show of its North American tour Saturday. The band performed both classics and new music at the Belasco Theater. (Kaia Sherry/Daily Bruin contributor)

Concert review: Passion Pit at Belasco Theater

Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos clearly demonstrated his passion for performance Saturday night. Passion Pit concluded its North American tour with a performance at the Belasco Theater in promotion of its latest album “Tremendous Sea of Love.” Passion Pit and the show’s opener courtship. Read more...

Photo: Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos showcased his tremendous vocals at the band's last show of its North American tour Saturday. The band performed both classics and new music at the Belasco Theater. (Kaia Sherry/Daily Bruin contributor)

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos showcased his tremendous vocals at the band's last show of its North American tour Saturday. The band performed both classics and new music at the Belasco Theater. (Kaia Sherry/Daily Bruin contributor)

Myroslava Khomik, a violonist in UCLA Camarades, said the concert represents musical collaboration among her and other UCLA alumni, who now work in the professional world, while also shedding light on Slavic culture. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Camarades string ensemble to tie together Slavic music, poetry

The UCLA Camarades will embrace Slavic culture through music and poetry in their upcoming concert “Hope Against Hope.” The string chamber music ensemble will perform at the concert alongside literary presentations by the UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures on Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Myroslava Khomik, a violonist in UCLA Camarades, said the concert represents musical collaboration among her and other UCLA alumni, who now work in the professional world, while also shedding light on Slavic culture. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Myroslava Khomik, a violonist in UCLA Camarades, said the concert represents musical collaboration among her and other UCLA alumni, who now work in the professional world, while also shedding light on Slavic culture. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of David James)

Movie review: ’12 Strong’

“12 Strong” drops more literal bombs than emotional ones in an overtly explosive new feature starring Chris Hemsworth. Based on a book by Doug Stanton, “12 Strong” details a gritty, but true, war story about the fall of Mazar-i-Sharif. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of David James)

(Courtesy of David James)


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