Saturday, March 23

Dalena Tran, a graduate student, will present her art exhibition, "mornal : stasis - slowing down a mis-ordering of normal," at the Broad Art Center. It consists of projections of scenery on three different walls. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student explores concept of framing and perception in art exhibition

Thinking outside the box, Dalena Tran will place her audience inside one, she said. Tran, a graduate student, said the idea of framing – or putting things into focus – is at the center of her solo art exhibition, titled “mornal : stasis – slowing down a mis-ordering of normal.” The exhibition will be open Tuesday and Wednesday at UCLA’s Broad Art Center. Read more...

Photo: Dalena Tran, a graduate student, will present her art exhibition, "mornal : stasis - slowing down a mis-ordering of normal," at the Broad Art Center. It consists of projections of scenery on three different walls. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Dalena Tran, a graduate student, will present her art exhibition, "mornal : stasis - slowing down a mis-ordering of normal," at the Broad Art Center. It consists of projections of scenery on three different walls. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year art history student Yimeng Yuan's short film "The Melancholy of March" follows a young child on a family picnic during which he interacts with a ghost his father cannot see. Despite the supernatural turn, Yuan said the film takes a lighthearted tone through the children's interactions while also exploring a strained father-child relationship. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Upcoming student film tells a ghost story centered on childlike innocence

This post was updated Feb. 26 at 4:48 p.m. An Instagram comic depicting a ghost intent on taking out the trash inspired the plot of Yimeng Yuan’s video, “The Melancholy of March.” Jumping off the idea of an adorable ghost, the fourth-year art history student is directing a three-minute video following a father and his 8-year-old child on a picnic. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year art history student Yimeng Yuan's short film "The Melancholy of March" follows a young child on a family picnic during which he interacts with a ghost his father cannot see. Despite the supernatural turn, Yuan said the film takes a lighthearted tone through the children's interactions while also exploring a strained father-child relationship. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year art history student Yimeng Yuan's short film "The Melancholy of March" follows a young child on a family picnic during which he interacts with a ghost his father cannot see. Despite the supernatural turn, Yuan said the film takes a lighthearted tone through the children's interactions while also exploring a strained father-child relationship. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

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Silver Screen Wonders

This year’s Oscars ceremony marks an important day in the life of Bruins who worked on nominated films. From prolific production to iconic costumes, find out more about how our alumni fit into the star studded event. Read more...

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Second Take: List of best director nominees indicate gender inequity remaining in Hollywood

The number of female best director nominees throughout the 90-year history of the Oscars can be counted on one hand. Although Greta Gerwig’s 2018 nomination for “Lady Bird” seemed to indicate a shift from the Academy’s historical sexism, the 2019 nominees prove Hollywood’s glass ceiling has hardly been cracked. Read more...

Photo: (Qirui Wu, Claire Guo and Franchesca Diaz/Daily Bruin)

(Qirui Wu, Claire Guo and Franchesca Diaz/Daily Bruin)


Academy Award nominated "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth Carter took inspiration from various tribes of Africa when creating her on-screen outfits. Carter, along with all the other nominated designers, will be present at an upcoming panel discussion on costume design, hosted by UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. The panel will be moderated by professor Deborah Landis, chair of UCLA's costume department. (Courtney Fortier/Daily Bruin)

Costumes add depth to the diverse range of characters, settings this Oscar season

From 16th-century Scotland to modern Wakanda, this year’s Oscar-nominated costume designs transported audiences to different worlds. The designers behind costumes for all of this year’s Oscar-nominated films will discuss their work Saturday at UCLA’s Ninth Annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel and Celebration. Read more...

Photo: Academy Award nominated "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth Carter took inspiration from various tribes of Africa when creating her on-screen outfits. Carter, along with all the other nominated designers, will be present at an upcoming panel discussion on costume design, hosted by UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. The panel will be moderated by professor Deborah Landis, chair of UCLA's costume department. (Courtney Fortier/Daily Bruin)

Academy Award nominated "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth Carter took inspiration from various tribes of Africa when creating her on-screen outfits. Carter, along with all the other nominated designers, will be present at an upcoming panel discussion on costume design, hosted by UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. The panel will be moderated by professor Deborah Landis, chair of UCLA's costume department. (Courtney Fortier/Daily Bruin)



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