Melnitz Movies at UCLA
What I miss most about college (besides treatises on gender in the Friday the 13th films) is low/no-cost special events. Live theatre, indie bands, speakers, and movies, movies, movies. UCLA keeps this latter tradition alive through its free Melnitz Movies Series. A mixture of advance screenings, foreign affairs, classics and forgotten gems, the series featured indie darling Synecdoche, New York, global genre cuts Let The Right One In and Timecrimes, and prestigious previews of Benjamin Button and The Class last season.
Midway through the Winter 2009 season, Melnitz Movies just featured all the Oscar-Nominated Shorts, Best Documentary nominee (and Sundance winner) Trouble The Water, and a focus on the Francophile. With a couple weeks left in the season, there's still plenty to enjoy.