Monday, November 18

UCLA Film & Television Archive showcases 40 years of student filmmaking

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Maya Montañez Smukler said student films are often at the forefront of experimental filmmaking – and they have been for decades. As a tribute to both the history of student filmmaking and UCLA’s centennial anniversary, Smukler, the Archive Research and Study Center officer, curated the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s newest program, “40 Years of UCLA Student Filmmaking.” One hundred short films made between 1949-1989 are being screened at the Billy Wilder Theater through Dec.


Brian Fisher is the puppeteer and voice actor for the Golden Monkey in HBO's "His Dark Materials." He works alongside Ruth Wilson to bring life to both her character, Mrs. Coulter, and her dæmon. (Courtesy of Alex Bailey/HBO)
Brian Fisher is the puppeteer and voice actor for the Golden Monkey in HBO's "His Dark Materials." He works alongside Ruth Wilson to bring life to both her character, Mrs. Coulter, and her dæmon. (Courtesy of Alex Bailey/HBO)

UCLA alumnus Haidar A. Anwar began his college trying his hand out at science and law, but his passions eventually led him to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. After serving as a project manager for various shows, Anwar said he wants to focus on providing Muslims representation in media. (Courtesy of Saagar Shaikh)
UCLA alumnus Haidar A. Anwar began his college trying his hand out at science and law, but his passions eventually led him to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. After serving as a project manager for various shows, Anwar said he wants to focus on providing Muslims representation in media. (Courtesy of Saagar Shaikh)

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(Courtesy of Merie Weismiller Wallace/Sony Pictures Releasing)

Alumna Jane Kim makes art about moments that make her cry. The artist said she taps into her feelings for each of her pieces but goes into creation without any specific visual aesthetic in mind. (Courtesy of Jane Kim)
Alumna Jane Kim makes art about moments that make her cry. The artist said she taps into her feelings for each of her pieces but goes into creation without any specific visual aesthetic in mind. (Courtesy of Jane Kim)

Jade Suwanwanitch, a third-year biochemistry student, runs an Instagram account on which he posts his own digital art. Through a process of artistic experimentation, Suwanwanitch said he has been able to improve his art as seen in the progression on his page. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruins staff)
Jade Suwanwanitch, a third-year biochemistry student, runs an Instagram account on which he posts his own digital art. Through a process of artistic experimentation, Suwanwanitch said he has been able to improve his art as seen in the progression on his page. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruins staff)

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Movie review: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ manages to steer through the action with well-rounded drama

Actions movies rarely contain more than the requisite amount of drama needed to advance the story – “Ford v Ferrari” is the commendable exception. Blending drama and action is old hat for director James Mangold (“Logan”), but this time he’s donning it to tell the story of high-stakes racing between two of the world’s most famous automobile manufacturers. Read more...

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