Melnitz Movies

  • Movies are screened at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall 1409 on the UCLA campus.
  • All screenings and appearances are subject to change on short notice, so please check our listings before showtime.
  • All movies are FREE to UCLA students, staff, faculty and members of the general public, unless otherwise noted.
  • Melnitz Movies is funded through the UCLA Graduate Students Association and the ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund.
  • Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis (one ticket per person) at the Melnitz box office one hour before showtime.
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    Upcoming Screenings

April 22, 2014 - 7:30pm
RSVP: "Saulnier has made a film of almost unbearable tension, a no-frills pressure cooker that rattles the senses not just for what occurs...but for what’s waiting just off screen at every turn" - Gabe Toro, Playlist A classic American revenge story, Blue Ruin follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. Dwight, a scruffy vagrant, lives by the beach, scavenges for food in dumpsters, and sleeps in a rusty old car. His seemingly aimless existence is interrupted when he learns of a man's release from prison. Dwight transforms overnight and his life purpose snaps into focus as he returns to his Virginia hometown to face his past. Set against the lush and misty Virginia countryside, Blue Ruin is a stark, brutal story that unfolds more as a complex character piece than an exploitation film — an intense, eye-for-an-eye revenge drama and a meditation on family, religion, and...