UCLA IS PRESENTING THE BEST in arts and culture, community events and entertainment. From film screenings to art exhibits, June is full of exciting UCLA experiences. For more events, visit community.ucla.edu.
JUNE 1 | 10:30 A.M.
Join the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs for lunch as the school unveils a landmark project that analyzes the relationship between democratic accountability, state capacity and the provision of public goods to better understand why some countries fare better than others at providing a high quality of life.
JUNE 2–3 | 7:30 P.M.
Featuring new work by faculty artists J. Bouey, Ann Carlson, Jackie Lopez ’04, Leigh Foaad and Ros Warby, the First Hand Faculty Concert is UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance presentation of in-progress choreography. This event will be recorded and available to the public via the WAC/D YouTube channel.
JUNE 3 | 7:30 P.M.
Chloé Zhao’s stunning directorial debut tells the story of a young man (John Reddy) emerging into adulthood on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as viewed through the loving eyes of his sister (Jashaun St. John). At times hauntingly tragic, Songs My Brother Taught Me reveals a basic humanity at its core that is ultimately lyric and uplifting; It’s little wonder Hollywood sought out this gifted director from the independent ranks. Zhao followed up Songs My Brothers Taught Me with The Rider, another powerful and poignant story of survival drawn from the lives and landscapes of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Brady Jandreau (Lakota Sioux) plays a character loosely based on his own experiences, a young rodeo star sidelined by injury who must grapple with life out of the limelight and on the edge of poverty.
JUNE 5 | 7 P.M.
Master Taiwanese New Wave filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien’s first feature set outside of his native country is situated within the high-end brothels of late 19th-century Shanghai. This elegantly paced chamber piece unfolds within four “flower houses” with little regard for the world beyond each claustrophobic domain, where opium and wine are ever-present and carnal acts are mere cinematic suggestions. Opting for selective and inebriated dialogue in place of plot-driving action, what is said is on equal footing with what is left unuttered.
JUNE 7 | 6 P.M.
The Fowler Museum at UCLA and The UCLA Prison Education Program, Division of Undergraduate Education, are proud to co-present REBEL SPEAKEASY: A Center for Justice kickoff with Bryonn Bain. Join us for an evening of art by system-impacted and formerly incarcerated artists, and a dialogue between Bain and Adriana Galván, dean of undergraduate studies, neuroscientist and a criminal justice reform advocate.
JUNE 12 | 7 P.M.
Created by former bandleader Ozzie Nelson and starring his wife Harriet Nelson and sons David and Ricky playing fictionalized versions of themselves, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet remains one of the most beloved domestic sitcoms of its era. Please join us as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic television series with the screening of two landmark episodes, presented with original commercials and bonus archival footage.
JUNE 14 | 7:30 P.M.
Tuesdays this summer, make a night of it at the Hammer with after hours gallery access, drinks and bar bites at Lulu and free film screenings. Galleries will be open until the films begin at 7:30 p.m. Co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, KCRW and the Hammer Museum at UCLA.
JUNE 15 | 12 P.M.
Are you struggling to find an alternative career to the one you’re in now? Changing careers can sometimes feel like an endless cycle of filling out applications, attaching your resume, hitting submit and waiting. End your frustration by following the same tips Coach Markell Morris uses with her clients to help them attract better opportunities and a career they are truly excited about. Learn how to define your career goals and preferences, research options that align with your natural strengths and values and utilize mindset tools in order to stay encouraged and motivated.
JUNE 15 | 2 P.M.
How do you know if a startup company has the ability to succeed? Find out by joining this conversation with UCLA Founders and Investors to understand how to evaluate startup opportunities effectively. Explore topics, such as evaluating a startup’s market opportunity, product positioning, quality of team and investors, and future potential. The panel includes Ed Tsai ’02, M.S. ’04, managing partner at Westwood Ventures; Trish Halamandaris M.B.A. ’92, director of UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator; and Joshua Lee ’00, CEO of Ardius (Acquired by Gusto).
For more than 30 years, the Los Angeles–based artist Andrea Bowers (b. 1965, Wilmington, Ohio) has made art that activates. Andrea Bowers, the first museum retrospective surveying more than two decades of the artist’s production, traces the entire scope and evolution of her work. Bringing together approximately 60 works as well as a trove of ephemera, the exhibition reflects Bowers’ embrace and experimentation with a wide range of mediums, including drawing, performance, installation, sculpture, video and neon sculptures.
JUNE 22 | 6 P.M.
After two years of navigating the pandemic, more professionals are reflecting on their personal values and priorities. How can we live our personal values in our professional roles and bring genuine authenticity to our work? How do your values and identity inform your leadership style? How can team members contribute to cultivating an inclusive and supportive culture? Join this webinar to explore the intersection of personal and professional values, and how to bring your authentic self to your identity at work.