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A Night Out at the OUTrageous! Film Festival

A rambunctious crowd gathered around the theater door in UCSB’s Multicultural Center on Thursday, Nov. 6. It was the first film screening of the year put on by Santa Barbara’s own LGBTQ film festi...
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A Portrayal of the Personal Lives of Stephen and Jane Hawking

In 2004, novelist and screenwriter Anthony McCarten read Travelling to Infinity, the autobiography of Jane Hawking, first wife of the iconic physicist Stephen Hawking. Her story inspired him enough to...
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Mitchell Kriegman Explains It All: Eight Rules for a Creative Person to Live By

Mitchell Kriegman, writer and creator of popular television shows “Clarissa Explains it All,” “Bear in the Big Blue House” and “Doug,” spoke in I.V. Theater on Friday Nov. 7 about his expe...
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Mitchell Kriegman to Come to Discuss “Finding Your Voice in TV”

Are you interested in breaking into the entertainment and film industry? Did you grow up watching cartoons on Nickelodeon and are curious about how they were created? Do your Friday night plans includ...
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Movie to Watch: “Big Hero 6,” A Twinkle in Disney’s Starry Sky

A star on Hollywood boulevard reads “DISNEYLAND: Award of Excellence Special Achievement for 50 years of Magical Entertainment.” Whether it’s through the meaningful soundtracks or the valuable l...
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Musically Energetic Film “Band Baaja Baaraat” Screens at MCC

I must confess, when it comes to Bollywood films, I am a newcomer — a noob — a virgin. The closest I have ever come to seeing one was “Bride and Prejudice,” which was basically Hollywood’s a...
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Movies to Watch After Saying “Adios” to your Long-Distance Relationship

The school year has started and we have said goodbye to many things: summer, privacy, your mom’s home cooked meals, the creepy neighbor across the street and your significant other. And just like yo...
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Artsweek’s Favorite Villains of All Time

There’s the spidery quirks of Cruella de Vil, the mad eyebrow game of Shan Yu, the utter insanity of Fred Figglehorn and the insidious charm of Richard III. Where there’s a hero, there’s always ...
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Netflix Horror Films: The Horrifically Bad

Picture your upcoming Halloween night. What do you envision yourself doing? Are you dressing up in that “sultry spirit” costume (who knew being a ghost could be so revealing?) and lurking amongst ...
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Not for the Faint of Heart: 24 Hour Movie Scarathon

In honor of Halloween tomorrow, I have compiled a list of the creepiest horror movies around for you to indulge in for the next 24 hours. From the freaky clowns of “It” to the demons of “Silent ...
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Scorsese’s “Mean Streets”: Screenwriter Comes to Pollock

INSIDE PERSPECTIVES: SCORSESE is part of a film series curated by UCSB faculty that focuses on the work of a specific director every quarter. This quarter centers on the early works of director Martin...
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Academy Award Winning Actress Diane Ladd Reminds UCSB to Fight For the Arts

On Thursday, Oct. 23 UCSB’s Pollock Theater was filled with film connoisseurs anxiously waiting to see award-winning actress Diane Ladd on the big screen and in person. The room was overwhelmed with...
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Lessons Learned from “Gone Girl,” Spoiler Alert!

Before going to see “Gone Girl,” the only two things I knew about the movie were that David Fincher directed it, and that it’s about a girl who’s … gone. Needless to say, I didn’t really k...
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From Childhood, to College, to Cartooning: An Evening with Matt Groening and Lynda Barry

When Matt Groening and Lynda Barry stepped onto the stage of the Arlington Theatre on Friday, Oct. 10, it was in a style only two cartoonists could pull off: wearing knit hats shaped like “Futurama...
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