Script to Screen: Dune

Saturday, January 22 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Adapted from the celebrated science-fiction novel by Frank Herbert, Dune follows the epic story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), son of the noble family that governs Arrakis. This inhospitable desert planet is notorious for its monstrous sandworms and vast reserves of spice, the precious substance that awakens the senses to make interstellar travel possible and incites the bloody conflict between House Atreides and House Harkonnen, the brutal empire that seeks to overthrow the rule of Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac). As the machinations of the cruel Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) unfold on Arrakis, Paul stumbles into the mysterious world of the native Fremen people after seeing visions of a mysterious woman (Zendaya). Seeking to protect his family and the planet, Paul finds aid from his mother Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), who has ambitions for her son with wide-reaching implications far beyond his understanding.

Oscar-winning screenwriter and UCSB alumnus Eric Roth will join Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan for a virtual discussion of the film. This event will not include a screening. Dune can be screened on Amazon Prime.

This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Department of Film and Media Studies.

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