Monday, January 16


University of Massachusetts professor Sut Jhally screened his film "The Occupation of the American Mind" at UCLA on Wednesday. (Courtesy of Sut Jhally)

Q&A: Documentary producer talks skewed American media portrayal of Israel

Sut Jhally said propagandistic media has contributed to the public’s understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The University of Massachusetts Amherst professor hopes to occupy UCLA students’ minds with a different story from the media’s. Read more...

Photo: University of Massachusetts professor Sut Jhally screened his film "The Occupation of the American Mind" at UCLA on Wednesday. (Courtesy of Sut Jhally)

University of Massachusetts professor Sut Jhally screened his film "The Occupation of the American Mind" at UCLA on Wednesday. (Courtesy of Sut Jhally)

School of Theater, Film and Television executive board member Donna Deitch directed the 1985 film "Desert Hearts," which will be screened in New York for its 30th anniversary. (Courtesy of Terri Jentz)

Q&A: Alumna, director Donna Deitch reflects on 1985 film ‘Desert Hearts’

Alumna Donna Deitch said it takes a powerful, creative force to stand up to injustice. Deitch attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in the 1970s and identifies as lesbian. Read more...

Photo: School of Theater, Film and Television executive board member Donna Deitch directed the 1985 film "Desert Hearts," which will be screened in New York for its 30th anniversary. (Courtesy of Terri Jentz)

School of Theater, Film and Television executive board member Donna Deitch directed the 1985 film "Desert Hearts," which will be screened in New York for its 30th anniversary. (Courtesy of Terri Jentz)

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Cult classic ‘Aliens’ lands at UCLA for 30th anniversary screening

Audiences launched into outer space with Ellen Ripley 30 years ago in “Aliens,” facing off against the iconic, titular extraterrestrials. UCLA students can take that journey again Thursday at the 30th Anniversary screening and Q&A hosted by the Bruin Entertainment Network and Graduate Students Association’s Melnitz Movies. Read more...

Photo: (Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin)

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin)

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Movie review: ‘Allied’

“Allied” is Brad Pitt’s worst movie since “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” The suspenseful war romance brings the tension and the drama with its climactic action scenes, but doesn’t do justice to the love story. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Daniel Smith/Paramount Pictures)

(Courtesy of Daniel Smith/Paramount Pictures)

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Stars Hollow set-up brings ‘Gilmore Girls’ to Dickson Court

Netflix’s revival of the comedy-drama TV show “Gilmore Girls” prompted a recreation of the series’ fictional town of Stars Hollow at UCLA’s own Dickson Court. Fans lined up to take pictures at the iconic gazebo, sip a cup of coffee at Luke’s and walk through Kim’s Antiques in anticipation for the premiere this coming weekend. Read more...

Photo: (Justine Sto.Tomas/Video editor)

(Justine Sto.Tomas/Video editor)

Graduate student Paula Vesala rose to fame in Finland as a singer and voiceover actress of American films. Now she is focusing on expressing her creativity through playwriting at UCLA. (Courtesy of Viivi Huuska)

Finnish voice actress, student Paula Vesala debuts original play

Paula Vesala is the Sigourney Weaver of Finland. In the film “Finding Dory,” Weaver’s voice plays out over the aquarium speakers in a celebrity cameo, humorous because her name is recognizable to American audiences. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Paula Vesala rose to fame in Finland as a singer and voiceover actress of American films. Now she is focusing on expressing her creativity through playwriting at UCLA. (Courtesy of Viivi Huuska)

Graduate student Paula Vesala rose to fame in Finland as a singer and voiceover actress of American films. Now she is focusing on expressing her creativity through playwriting at UCLA. (Courtesy of Viivi Huuska)

The Sunken Gardens at UCLA transformed into Stars Hollow, the fictional town from the "Gilmore Girls" television series. Saturday and Sunday's "Gilmore Girls" festival coincided with the Westwood premiere of Netflix's revival of the early 2000s show. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

UCLA brings Stars Hollow to campus in anticipation of ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival

Get home, make tea, curl up on the couch and watch “Gilmore Girls.” This was Anne Wasserman’s after-school routine during her junior year of high school. Read more...

Photo: The Sunken Gardens at UCLA transformed into Stars Hollow, the fictional town from the "Gilmore Girls" television series. Saturday and Sunday's "Gilmore Girls" festival coincided with the Westwood premiere of Netflix's revival of the early 2000s show. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

The Sunken Gardens at UCLA transformed into Stars Hollow, the fictional town from the "Gilmore Girls" television series. Saturday and Sunday's "Gilmore Girls" festival coincided with the Westwood premiere of Netflix's revival of the early 2000s show. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)


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