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From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.
During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour. As the threat of invasion looms and the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, the Allied army is cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk. The fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister: Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman). While working to outflank his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.
Tempestad presents the parallel stories of two women victimized by corruption in Mexico. In this lyrical documentary, the two subjects' voices echo over the landscape and highways of Mexico, moving from north to south. They describe how official injustice allowed violence to take control of their lives, desires, and dreams. The film conveys the paralyzing power of fear: fear as a sickness that prevents you from taking a stand on your future and the future of your children, and which clouds your ability to dream and grow.
Directors Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar will join UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies moderator Bhaskar Sarkar for a post-screening Q&A.
The event is free but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.
Tickets will be released on Tuesday, October 17 at 11:00 AM. http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock/events/nostalgia-future
Join us for the premiere of several engaging and topical short films produced by students in the Blue Horizons Summer Program for Environmental Media.
Blue Horizons is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the Associated Students Coastal Fund, the Department of Film and Media Studies, Pond5, Sony Pictures Entertainment and UCSB Summer Sessions.
Emmy award-winning director Marina Zenovich’s "Water & Power: A California Heist" unfolds like a real-life version of the 1974 film noir Chinatown. This National Geographic documentary film uncovers the ruthless exploits of California’s notorious water barons, who profit off the state’s resources while everyday citizens endure a debilitating water crisis.
Executive Producer Lynne Kirby will join UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies Constance Penley for a post-screening Q&A.