- UC Santa Cruz
- Visual Studies PhD
Thursday Night Movies
Stages of Becoming: Movies about Discovery
of Self, the Other, the Unknown
Jan. 12 sub-theme: Discovering New Realities; Bending Reality, Expanding Horizons
Film about a space flight gone wrong and in which the protagonist must fight with all her composure, strength, determination to survive—this is a blockbuster with a heart-racing story but has beautiful, terrifying visuals.
Jan. 26 sub-theme: Discovering Self; Interior Dialogues/ Dilemmas…
A smart and quirky kid in a troubled neighborhood aims to get into an elite school but has to navigate around bad influences, general existential quandaries, and just being a teenager…
Feb. 9 sub-theme: Love re: Discovering the Self; Discovering the Other
Movie: Let the Right One In
A Swedish film that got great reviews for its subtle treatment of a classic horror film theme—vampires—and also incorporates a budding love story. It is engrossing, unnerving and scary, but also cinematically just good.
Feb. 23 sub-theme: Discovery of…the Subconscious
A sci-fi thriller about a man involved in corporate espionage who tampers with psychology and mental states of others to get coveted information…
March 9 sub-theme: Discovering the Reaches of the Imagination
Movie: Life of Pi
Based on Yann Martel’s novel, this entertaining, visually beautiful film is about a young man’s physical and metaphysical quests.
March 16 sub-theme: Discovering Meaning and Potential
A film about a lone robot who finds and makes meaning in a world that seems devoid of beauty and comfort…
Every other Thursday
*Movies are free! Bring a friend!*