Wednesday, April 26

Thomas Miller, a communication studies senior lecturer and debate coach, collaborated with director Douglas Day Stewart to add details from his experiences coaching UCLA's debate team to the 1989 film "Listen to Me," which follows a college debate team through the competition process. (Erin Gong/Daily Bruin)
Thomas Miller, a communication studies senior lecturer and debate coach, collaborated with director Douglas Day Stewart to add details from his experiences coaching UCLA's debate team to the 1989 film "Listen to Me," which follows a college debate team through the competition process. (Erin Gong/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumna Marta Savina directed a film based on the true story of Franca Viola, an Italian woman who refused to marry her rapist.  She learned about Viola's story in a bookstore in Florence, Italy. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA alumna premieres film shining light on story of Franca Viola

Marta Savina was browsing through a bookstore in Florence, Italy, when she came across the story of Franca Viola. The UCLA directing alumna picked up a book about women who changed history – a subject that already interested her – and randomly opened it to the story of Viola, a Sicilian woman who was the first Italian woman to refuse what was called a “reparatory marriage” to her rapist, even though such marriages often took place in 20th-century Italy. Read more...

UCLA alumna Marta Savina directed a film based on the true story of Franca Viola, an Italian woman who refused to marry her rapist.  She learned about Viola's story in a bookstore in Florence, Italy. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA students and professors viewed international films at the Los Angeles International Culture Film Festival on Sunday at UCLA. The films are about topics such as Marilyn Monroe, a telescope in Hawaii, a Tibetan buddhist monk and first-generation Australian-Lebanese boys. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)
UCLA students and professors viewed international films at the Los Angeles International Culture Film Festival on Sunday at UCLA. The films are about topics such as Marilyn Monroe, a telescope in Hawaii, a Tibetan buddhist monk and first-generation Australian-Lebanese boys. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

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Movie review: ‘Gifted’

Advice for seeing “Gifted” – bring a box of tissues. The film packs a surprisingly honest emotional punch, thanks to the earnest yet nuanced performances of the film’s cast and a refreshing plot that keeps the familiar family drama from feeling stale. Read more...

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Movie review: ‘The Fate of the Furious’

The best action sequence of “The Fate of the Furious” isn’t in the trailers. It’s not the scene where self-driving cars go rogue in New York City, nor is it the car chase involving a tank, an orange Lamborghini and a submarine racing across a frozen Russian bay. Read more...

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Brandi Feemster, Adam Fried, Rafaella Biscayn, Samantha Bowling, Giancarlo Fusi, Monica Quinn, Vidhatri Bandi and Jason Ryan Lovett (left to right) all participated in creating the Moving Parts Film Festival. All, the majority of which are UCLA alumni, themed their films and the festival around social justice issues. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
Brandi Feemster, Adam Fried, Rafaella Biscayn, Samantha Bowling, Giancarlo Fusi, Monica Quinn, Vidhatri Bandi and Jason Ryan Lovett (left to right) all participated in creating the Moving Parts Film Festival. All, the majority of which are UCLA alumni, themed their films and the festival around social justice issues. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Film graduate student Si Ning Xiang studied engineering in China, worked in Silicon Valley for five years and then gave it up to attend the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)
Film graduate student Si Ning Xiang studied engineering in China, worked in Silicon Valley for five years and then gave it up to attend the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)


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