James Bridges Theater
Jun 7, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Doors open at 7pm
The UCLA Film Festival kicks off with Opening Night, a highly anticipated event
featuring selected student films, both graduate and undergraduate, animation
and live-action. Each film has been screened and voted on by a panel of student
peers. The resulting lineup represents some of the most original and thought provoking
work the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television has to offer.
Opening Night Films
Stacy Eduarte | Level Up
A little videogame cyborg wants to collect all the stars, but can he!?
Matthew Hartman | You're Still Here?
The Williams Family thinks the worst is over after surviving the apocalypse. They're wrong.
Christopher Rowell | DOUG.DAT
A digital ghost justifies himself to history.
Marcus Moreno | Wasteism
A modern day racist and domestic terrorist's plans of terror are thwarted by his own insatiable hatred.
Lucas Mireles | Playtime (Spielzeit)
Inspired by Billy Wilder’s People On Sunday (1930), Playtime is a seamless journey of German youth and innocence on a Sunday afternoon.
Spencer Moh | Hyperlink
After the human genome has been sequenced, not much has changed. Sometimes a father and a son still have to just talk things out in therapy.
Shirley Kim | Maria Moderne
Sister Bianchi comes home to find her fifteen-year-old student, Jeremy, sound asleep in her bed.
Neil Paik | The Doctor of Bagram
An embittered American trauma surgeon treats the wounded in Afghanistan, where soldiers and civilians endure the horrors of war.
Jeremy White | The First Hope
After seeing Leia kiss Luke on his VHS copy of "The Empire Strikes Back," a young boy unwittingly develops an inappropriate crush of his own.
Jason Kohl | The Slaughter
A pig farmer tests his unemployed son's resolve to join the family business.
Ryan Moody | Last Call
Two irritable old men have been best friends their entire lives. When one of them gets some bad news from his doctor, they decide to drink their sorrows away before they say goodbye.