Jake Holley stars as Dakota Riley in “Riley.” Written and directed by alumnus Benjamin Howard, the coming-of-age film follows a closeted football player as he grapples with his sexuality during his senior year of high school. (Courtesy of Benjamin Howard)
A meditation on the queer youth experience, “Riley” is getting ready to kick off its festival run.
Written and directed by alumnus Benjamin Howard, the coming-of-age film will debut at the Calgary International Film Festival on Sunday.
The Film and Photography Society is shining a spotlight on creators of all skill levels alike.
Located in one of the film and media capitals of the world, the Film and Photography Society (FPS) at UCLA aims to provide firsthand industry experiences to filmmakers and photographers regardless of experience level.
“The Inventor” is animating the reinvention of an artistic legend’s story.
Set in the Renaissance age, the stop-motion film follows Leonardo da Vinci (Stephen Fry) in his quest to understand the human soul.
“Barbenheimer” reinvigorated summer cinema for the first time in a long time – yet it might not be enough to endure through fall.
The rise of streaming services has caused movie theaters to become less popular in recent years due to the convenience of watching new releases from the comfort of one’s own home.
This post was updated Sept. 13 at 1:21 p.m.
Emma Fiske-Dobell’s newest script is allowing the overshadowed Judith Shakespeare to shine alongside her brother.
Theater, Film and Television Professional Writing Program in Writing for Television student Emma Fiske-Dobell recently won the Humanitas David and Lynn Angell College Comedy Award for her television script “Shakespeare’s Sister.” Fiske-Dobell’s story takes place in 1592 Stratford-upon-Avon amid the William Shakespeare mania as his bitter sister Judith plots to free herself of the incessant comparisons imposed between her and her brother.
This post was updated Sept. 4 at 8:13 p.m.
Amy Higdon is threading her Native American heritage into her handmade costumes.
The alumnus, a costume designer, recently won the Pierre Cardin Theater Honor at the Princess Grace Awards, a foundation dedicated to uplifting artists in the name of Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco.
This post was updated Aug. 27 at 11:01 p.m.
“Bottoms” is coming to top high school comedies with a bloody twist.
The film, which is directed by Emma Seligman and co-written by Seligman and Rachel Sennott, focuses on two queer high schoolers, PJ (Sennott) and Josie (Ayo Edebiri).
The Association of Moving Image Archivists is projecting the art of video archival for the greater student body.
While not an archive itself, the UCLA chapter of AMIA is dedicated to the preservation of and education about the moving image, said AMIA co-chair and graduate student in the library and information science program Gabz Norte.
The age-old concept of dinner and a movie is embracing a new meaning at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Friday will open the inaugural weekend of the archive’s ongoing “Food and Film” series, a program developed in partnership with the Hammer Museum and chef Alice Waters.
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