Thursday, April 25

Graduate documentary production student Jake O’Hare created “Running Aground,” a documentary reenacting his changing family dynamics after learning about the sailing trips his father Scott and his siblings embarked on in the 1970s. O’Hare cast young actors to portray the 1970s versions of his family members.
(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Documentary analyzes director’s complex family dynamics with unique flashback style

“Running Aground” navigates the choppy waters of the tense relationships within the director’s family. Graduate directing student Jake O’Hare was inspired to create a documentary reenacting his changing family dynamics after learning about the sailing trips his father Scott, his aunt Sharon, his uncle Craig and his father’s alcoholic stepfather embarked on in the 1970s. Read more...

Graduate documentary production student Jake O’Hare created “Running Aground,” a documentary reenacting his changing family dynamics after learning about the sailing trips his father Scott and his siblings embarked on in the 1970s. O’Hare cast young actors to portray the 1970s versions of his family members.
(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Helen Sloan/HBO)
(Courtesy of Helen Sloan/HBO)

(Courtesy of  Scott Patrick Green)
(Courtesy of  Scott Patrick Green)

Michael Goi, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's former cinematographer-in-residence, directed two episodes of the Netflix series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." (Daily Bruin file photo)
Michael Goi, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's former cinematographer-in-residence, directed two episodes of the Netflix series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." (Daily Bruin file photo)

The 1989 cult classic "Heathers," starring Winona Ryder, will celebrate its 30th anniversary Thursday with a screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The event will be co-presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Vidiots Foundation. (Courtesy of NEW WORLD PICTURES)
The 1989 cult classic "Heathers," starring Winona Ryder, will celebrate its 30th anniversary Thursday with a screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The event will be co-presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Vidiots Foundation. (Courtesy of NEW WORLD PICTURES)

Graduate student Yichi Zhang wrote and directed “The Lucky One,” which follows four goddesses, who reign over love, death, wealth and fertility, playing a never-ending game of mahjong. While the set design does not itself emphasize the Chinese inspirations behind the film, Zhang said it highlights the theme of luck. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)
Graduate student Yichi Zhang wrote and directed “The Lucky One,” which follows four goddesses, who reign over love, death, wealth and fertility, playing a never-ending game of mahjong. While the set design does not itself emphasize the Chinese inspirations behind the film, Zhang said it highlights the theme of luck. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Helen Sloan/HBO)
(Courtesy of Helen Sloan/HBO)


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