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Screenwriter and producer Allison Gryphon will be on campus Saturday, screening her directorial debut, "What the F@#- is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It?" The documentary aims to inspire conversation among viewers. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)
Screenwriter and producer Allison Gryphon will be on campus Saturday, screening her directorial debut, "What the F@#- is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It?" The documentary aims to inspire conversation among viewers. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

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Movie review: ‘Child 44′

“Child 44″ is a melting pot of a film in which director Daniel Espinosa throws a dollop of murder mystery, a soupçon of spy thriller, a pinch of political drama and to top it off, a generous dose of gut-wrenching action. Read more...

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Disneynature's eighth theatrical release, "Monkey Kingdom," will have its opening week April 17-23, where the money from ticket revenue will be used for making donations to Conservation International. (Disneynature)

Movie Review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’

Disneynature’s eighth theatrical release, “Monkey Kingdom,” opens with a breathtaking view of a fog enveloping the jungles of South Asia at sunrise. Directed and produced by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, the movie premieres this spring and will join the ranks of Disney’s amusing and illuminative films about nature. Read more...

Disneynature's eighth theatrical release, "Monkey Kingdom," will have its opening week April 17-23, where the money from ticket revenue will be used for making donations to Conservation International. (Disneynature)

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TV Review: ‘Game of Thrones’

On Tuesday, dedicated fans waited for hours outside the Regency Bruin Theatre, fat raindrops pelting their heads, with hopes of seeing the season five premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The Undergraduate Students Association Council’s Campus Events Commission hosted the screening of the popular show, a television adaptation of George R. Read more...

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UCLA alumna Garrett Bradley used interviews she had with passengers on Greyhound buses as the material for her film "Below Dreams." The film will be screened in select L.A. theaters from Friday to Wednesday. 
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UCLA alumna, filmmaker fuses documentary with narrative in ‘Below Dreams’

On a 37-hour bus ride from New York to New Orleans, Garrett Bradley held interviews with fellow passengers around her age. The conversations she had during that drive eventually culminated in her first feature film, “Below Dreams.” The UCLA alumna said she began these interviews on the Greyhound buses while on a break from school, and that at the time, she didn’t know what she was going to do with the material she acquired or that she would eventually transcribe the recordings and turn them into a film script. Read more...

UCLA alumna Garrett Bradley used interviews she had with passengers on Greyhound buses as the material for her film "Below Dreams." The film will be screened in select L.A. theaters from Friday to Wednesday. 
(Courtesy of Milena Pastreich)

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Movie Review: ‘Ex Machina’

“Ex Machina” Directed by Alex Garland Universal Pictures 4.0 paws Even before its premiere in the South by Southwest film festival, sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina” picked up some early attention. Read more...

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UCLA alumna Fabienne Maurer co-founded CUBED Productions, whose film "Exhale" was accepted to the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Competition.
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UCLA alumna Fabienne Maurer co-founded CUBED Productions, whose film "Exhale" was accepted to the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Competition.
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