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Sunday, January 21
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT


Registration is required for this free live IN-PERSON event.

Please join The Friends of Semel and the Resnick Board for a special preview screening of Junction, a new film by actor Bryan Greenberg. Junction takes on the opioid crisis, told in one day, through three perspectives: The CEO of a pharmaceutical company, a doctor, and an addict. Junction examines the everyday microcosmic compromises we make that can lead to a global crisis.


Actor Bryan Greenberg makes his directorial debut in this critically acclaimed new film starring Sophia Bush, Jamie Chung, Josh Peck, and Griffin Dunne.


Following the screening, please join us for a panel discussion about the film and the opioid crisis.


Bryan Greenberg born in Omaha Nebraska and raised in St Louis Missouri. Graduated from the acting program at NYU Tisch school Of The Arts. He recently wrapped the film JUNCTION. Which he acted, directed, wrote, and produced. He can also be seen in the upcoming film YOU PEOPLE opposite Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Bryan has also starred in the HBO biopic BESSIE, opposite Queen Latifah, and directed by Mudbound's Dee Rees. Bryan produced and starred as the lead in the independent feature IT'S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG alongside his wife Jamie Chung. Most notably, Bryan starred in the HBO series HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA. He also starred in ABC's OCTOBER ROAD, and HBO's UNSCRIPTED created by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Steven Soderbergh. He has also had recurring roles on THE MINDY PROJECT (Hulu) and THE TICK (Amazon) On the big screen, Bryan is best known for his role in PRIME opposite Meryl Streep, and Uma Thurman. And he can be seen in the Screen Gems movie FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS alongside Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. As well as BRIDE WARS opposite Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. His other varied film and television works include THE KITCHEN, A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY, A CIVIL ACTION, THE PERFECT SCORE, NOBEL SON, THE GOOD GUY, and ONE TREE HILL.

Tim Fong, MD will participate in the discussion following the screening. Dr. Fong is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. He is board certified in adult and addiction psychiatry. He is the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program whose purpose is to examine the clinical characteristics of gambling disorders in order to develop effective, evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies. Dr. Fong is also a member of the Steering Committee of the UCLA Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoids whose mission is to address the most pressing questions related to the impact of cannabis legalization through rigorous scientific study and discourse across disciplines. He is the Director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Consultation Service and an attending physician in the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Clinic. 


James Bridges Auditorium, Melnitz Hall
235 Charles E Young Dr N,
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Friendly Reminder: Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Due to the high percentage of no-shows, we do overbook our events. Therefore, a reservation does not guarantee a seat so we suggest you arrive early. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

To watch videos of our past Open Mind programs, please visit our YouTube Channel

Cast members Sophia Bush 

Nichelle Hines in person!

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