UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - April 21, 2017
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
April 21, 2017
Welcome to the TFT Alumni Newsletter
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News and TFT Alumni Events
RSVP to Attend the
UCLA TFT Alumni Short Film Celebration in NYC
Thursday, May 18th, 7:00PM
TFT Alumni Nights with The Archive Presents:
"Bent" - April 29

Bent is part of the ongoing program, “TFT Alumni Nights with The Archive”.

Free admission for TFT Alumni who say, “TFT ALUMNI” at the box office at the Billy Wilder Theater.

Bent  (U.K./Japan, 1997)

April 29, 2017, 7:30PM

In-person: Holocaust historian Michael Berenbaum, Abdullah Hall of #ResistMarch.

Outfest members receive free admission at the box office!

UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation present

A rare representation of the brutal persecution of gay men in Nazi Germany,  Bent follows promiscuous Max (Owen) from his carefree Berlin lifestyle into the harsh conditions of Dachau concentration camp, where he masquerades as a Jew to avoid homophobic stigma.

35mm, color, 105 min.  Director: Sean Mathias.  Production: Channel Four Films.  Distribution: Park Circus.  Producer: Michael Solinger, Dixie Linder, Martin Sherman.  Screenwriter: Martin Sherman.  Cinematographer: Yorgos Arvanitis.  Composer: Philip Glass.  Editor: Isabelle Lorente.  Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Brian Webber, Ian McKellen, Mick Jagger.

CINESPIA Presents: The Godfather II
Saturday, April 29th - Promo for TFT Alumni
The Godfather Part II
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola (MFA '67)
1974, 202 minutes
Los Angeles Theatre / $25 / VIP $60 (VIP sold out online)
doors at 7:00 movie at 8:30

A special promo for TFT alumni: Purchase a pair of general admission tickets and you will be entered to win one of two pairs of VIP Upgrades (now sold out online and unavailable for purchase). VIP includes: Skip the ticket line with separate entry. Sit in a premium reserved seating section. Get one free Photo Booth print per ticket and skip the Photo Booth line. Premium only bar and concessions line, no waiting! 

For your chance to win a pair of VIP upgrade tickets:
1: Purchase  General Admission tickets to the screening of April 29th at the Los Angeles Theater.
2. Email alumni@tft.ucla.edu with your name and date of purchase. You will be notified if you are chosen as a winner of the upgraded tickets.

About the screening:

One of the most ambitious and brilliantly executed American films, The Godfather 2 brims with suspense, intrigue, glamour and murder. Written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the film stands on its own and is one of the best films of the golden era of filmmaking.  

Starring Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro, dual stories are set in the worlds of mid-century Cuba and Las Vegas and the old world of Sicily and New York in the early 1900s. The first story tells of the early days of Vito Corleone as he embraces a life of crime and wrests control of the neighborhood. The second story is of his son Michael as he leads the Corleones to take over Vegas and become the biggest crime family 50 years later. Winner of 6 Academy Awards, join us for the epic movie on the big screen in our city’s most opulent historic movie palace. Shown in glorious 35mm film.

Explore the theatre’s ballroom, fountains, balconies and spectacular powder room on six floors as we transform it into a 1950s Vegas resort with dancers, live music,casino games and DJs. Dress up 50s glamour for our free themed photo studio and get your portrait taken in the world of The Godfather. With full bars on five stories of the theatre, this is a 21+ event with valid ID. DRESS CODE : Elegant/Formal Attire – Jacket & Tie Required for Men

Miramax Lands Mike Vukadinovich’s ‘Rocket Cola’ Script

From Deadline:

Miramax has landed the black list script “The Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola,” with “My Week with Marilyn” helmer Simon Curtis in talks to direct.

Mike Vukadinovich (MFA '07) penned the script with Todd Black, Steve Tisch and Jason Blumenthal on board to produce through their Escape Artists banner. Jenna Block, who used to work for Escape Artists and is now an exec for Miramax, brought the package to the recently revamped studio.

The story follows twin brothers with opposite personalities who are separated at a young age and go on to live drastically different lives. They’re eventually reunited and join forces to save the “Rocket Cola” company, despite being in love with the same woman.

Read the full article here.

"Blue Line Station" to Premiere at Silicon Beach Film Festival
TFT Alumna Summera Howell ('10) stars in the lead role of indie feature Blue Line Station. The film will be having its LA Premiere as part of the Silicon Beach Film Festival in Culver City on Tuesday, April 25th at 2 pm. Tickets are available here.

Synopsis: A high school couple embarks on an unusual journey to planned parenthood, in order to find the best solution to an unwanted pregnancy.

Starring: Summera Howell (American Horror Story, Teen Wolf) & Leo Ramsey (American Oxycution, Strangelove)

Running time: 80 Minutes


"3 Hikers" Documentary
Now Available to Stream
Natalie Avital ('99) directed and produced the feature documentary " 3 Hikers". The film premiered at AFI Docs in June 2015 and after a successful National festival run, was released on March 22nd on Amazon, TimeWarner/Spectrum, Cox, Comcast. It will be released on iTunes on 4/25 and has a TV broadcast release scheduled for fall 2017.
"The Promise" at The Edison Theatre Cal State Dominguez Hills
The Promise   - With inspiration from Romeo and Juliet, and a nod to Puerto Rican culture, Jose Rivera tackles love, death, and family rivalries in this Latin-surrealist play. When over-protective and superstitious Guzman finds out his daughter has fallen in love with his rival’s son, he formulates a treacherous scheme to keep the young lovers apart, but quickly learns that his manipulation has produced consequences he never imagined.

Directed by Shonni Holmes (MFA '13)
"The Promise" at CSU Dominguez Hills, University Theatre
April 7-23, 2017
Tickets $10-15
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Nerative Script Coverage Tool
TFT alumnus Curtis Baxter (MFA '15) has developed, with a team of UCLA alumni, a new, Bruins-only script coverage tool called nerative.

Perfect your story with Hollywood’s fastest growing and best way to receive detailed, professional caliber feedback. No matter if it’s for film & television, stage, or a college personal statement- this Bruins only team at nerative has you covered. Welcome to a new way to re-define story. Welcome to nerative! 

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CTG Presents: Into the Woods
Don’t Miss Into The Woods! This extraordinary musical that brings together beloved fairy tale characters from different stories to discover the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true.

*$79 for Price Level A seating (Reg. $95) OR $49 for Price Level B seating (Reg. $70)

Promo code: WOLF

Valid performances April 4 – May 12, 2017
*Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Weekend matinee and Saturday evening performances excluded. Handling fees may apply. Subject to availability.
Complimentary Tickets
to Laugh Factory
Supply and Demand continues to be the most popular show at the Laugh Factory, and the run has been extended through April for Hollywood and Long Beach! And we have a limited number of complimentary tickets for you and your friends.

Supply and Demand has been featured by everything from Time Out Los Angeles to ESPN. The show is packed with talent, and surprise guests at some of the venues have included Whitney Cummings, Joe Rogan, Jerrod Carmichael, Pete Holmes, Darrell Hammond, and more.

To get the complimentary tickets, visit http://www.ComedySupply.com

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