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    Tar
    Monday, February 6th
    8pm
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    Pearl
    Monday January 23rd
    8pm
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    Till
    Monday, January 30th
    8pm
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    Snatch
    Friday, February 3rd
    8pm
    Brad Pitt Pre-Show
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All Shows are free with UCSB student ID

$6 for everyone else!

IV Theater

Winter 2023

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Monday January 23rd

Pearl

8:00 pm

Trapped on an isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the watch of her mother. Lusting for the glamorous life she's seen in movies, Pearl's temptations and repressions collide.

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Monday January 30th

Till

8:00 pm

The true story of Mamie Till-Mobley's relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who was brutally lynched in 1955 while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.

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Friday February 3rd

Snatch

8:00 pm

Illegal boxing promoter Turkish (Jason Statham) convinces gangster Brick Top (Alan Ford) to offer bets on bare-knuckle boxer Mickey (Brad Pitt) at his bookie business. When Mickey does not throw his first fight as agreed, an infuriated Brick Top demands another match. Meanwhile, gangster Frankie Four Fingers (Benicio del Toro) comes to place a bet for a friend with Brick Top's bookies, as multiple criminals converge on a stolen diamond that Frankie has come to London to sell.

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Monday February 6th

Tar

8:00 pm

Renowned musician Lydia Tár is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career. When all elements seem to conspire against her, Lydia's adopted daughter Petra becomes an integral emotional support for her struggling mother.

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About Magic Lantern Films

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Magic Lantern Films takes its name from the old Magic Lantern Theater, now called the Isla Vista Theater. In the 1970s, the Magic Lantern was an art house that screened classic, independent, and foreign films. The new Magic Lantern picks up where the old one left off by screening critically acclaimed films as well as cult classics. The diverse selection of films will appeal to a variety of audience tastes. According to the film distributors Swank and Criterion who specialize in college markets, Magic Lantern Films is the most successful film program of its kind in California. Films screen on Friday nights at 8pm. Tix are free with UCSB student ID, $6 for everyone else!