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UCLA Film & Television Archive and Golden Globe Foundation present

The Vacation / A Ciambra

A boy surrounded by reflections of light.
March 16, 2024 - 7:30 pm
Q&A with filmmaker Jarreau Carrillo, moderated by film programmer Irene Soriano.

Admission is free. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event.

The Vacation

U.S., 2022

All Aaron wants is to go to the beach on his day off. When his car won’t start, he and his friends proceed to hang out in his car until something better to do comes along. 

DCP, color, 10 min. Director: Jarreau Carrillo. Writer: Jarreau Carrillo. With: Drew Harris, Jarreau Carrillo, Ohene Cornelius, Trae Harris.


A Ciambra

Italy, 2017

Pio is a 14-year-old tough guy, who is straddling adolescence and adulthood, in this frank portrayal of a young man and his Romani family in Calabria. With a focus on Pio, we enter the lives of a family that sells scrap metal to the mob and when Pio’s father and older brother, whom he idolizes, are jailed, Pio has a chance to prove himself.  Using non-professional actors playing fictionalized versions of themselves, filmmaker Jonas Carpignano shoots much of the film at close range, on film, giving an  intimate immediacy to this coming of age story. This film was selected by filmmaker Jarreau Carrillo to play with his short, The Vacation.

DCP, color, 118 min. Director: Jonas Carpignano. Writer: Jonas Carpignano. With: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Iolanda Amato.

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