Upcoming Events

Outside the Box [Office]: Summer 2017
May 15, 2017 - August 20, 2017, Varied
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] is SCA's ongoing weekly showcase for upcoming international, documentary and independent cinema. The series draws from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain and often features recent award-winning films from Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, SXSW and Venice Film Festivals. All screenings are free of charge and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

CTCS-467: Television Symposium
August 21, 2017 - December 11, 2017, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

This Fall 2017 semester, the School of Cinematic Arts will offer a very special course called CTCS-467: Television Symposium, a four-unit elective class open for enrollment to ALL USC STUDENTS OF ANY MAJOR that brings you face-to-face with the leading television writers, producers, directors and actors working today. Each week, students watch contemporary television programming selected from the best shows on the air, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the creative team behind the show. The class is taught by MARY MCNAMARA, Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic and cultural editor for the Los Angeles Times and meets every Monday night from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Ray Stark Family Theatre at the School of Cinematic Arts Complex.

THE UNKNOWN GIRL
August 22, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The new film from acclaimed directors the Dardenne brothers (Two Days, One Night) is a searing saga of guilt and redemption. One evening after work hours, Jenny (Adèle Haenel), a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten. Shot through with low-key suspense and the heart-stopping realism that has become the directors’ trademark, The Unknown Girl is both a gripping mystery and a profoundly human moral tale.

SEPTEMBER MORNING
August 23, 2017, 7:30 PM
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

In the first dark hours of September 12, 2001, five college freshmen huddle together within the safety of a dorm. Unsure of their families’ fates and far away from everything they’ve ever known, they spend the night sharing stories, telling jokes, and asking “What’s it going to be like tomorrow?” as they wait for the sun to rise in answer to their question. Out of national tragedy, lifelong bonds forge; bonds that will anchor them to who they are as they grow up.

CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium
August 24, 2017 - December 7, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

This Fall 2017 semester, the School of Cinematic Arts will offer a very special course called CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium, a four-unit elective class open for enrollment to ALL USC STUDENTS OF ANY MAJOR that brings you face-to-face with leading film directors, writers, producers, and actors working today. Each week, students watch sneak previews of upcoming Hollywood movies, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the creative team behind the film. The class is taught by film critic LEONARD MALTIN and meets every Thursday night from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Frank Sinatra Hall at the Norris Cinema Theatre Complex.

RESISTANCE IS LIFE
August 24, 2017, 7:00 PM
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl, Evlin, characterizes the resistance of her homeland. Her heroes, the Kurdish female fighters, are defending the city of Kobane against the onslaught by ISIS militants. The power of the human spirit emanates through Evlin as she shows us that hope and resilience prevail even in the most tragic of circumstances. Evlin takes us on a journey that introduces the many different faces of the resistance on both sides of the border and provides a unique look at the extraordinary spirit behind the first major victory against ISIS.

TROPHY
August 30, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Shaul Schwarz’s and Christina Clusiau’s Trophy explores the complex heart of contemporary issues of animal conservation and commodification at a time when endangered African species such as elephants, rhinos and lions march ever closer to extinction. This provocative follow-up to Schwarz’s acclaimed Narco Cultura journeys viewers across lush African forests and vast plains and into the world’s largest hunters’ convention in Las Vegas to meet breeders and hunters who passionately believe in animal conservation. A common mantra of these businesses – “if it pays, it stays” – sums up the controversial notion that if you assign monetary value to an animal, it is worth protecting.

IT
September 5, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

From the mind of Stephen King, It brings to the big screen a group of kids, “The Losers Club”, who must face their biggest fears and Pennywise, the evil clown of Derry ME, who lurks in the sewers and makes nightmares real.

IN SEARCH OF FELLINI
September 6, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

In this coming-of-age adventure, Lucy (Ksenia Solo), a small-town girl from Ohio, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of the legendary Italian filmmaker, Federico Fellini and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him. Also starring Maria Bello and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

Festival & Distribution: General Strategy Sessions
September 7, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
School of Cinematic Arts, SCA 255

Industry Relations presents monthly Festival & Distribution General Strategy Group Sessions. Learn how the first steps in preparing to submit to film festivals, strategic ways to apply to festivals, and get your general festival questions answered.

DOLORES
September 7, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century-and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change.

Virtual Graduate Information Session
September 12, 2017 - November 7, 2017, Varies
Online- Access Information Sent via Email

Join the SCA Admissions staff for an online information session to learn more about applying to the SCA graduate programs for the Fall 2018 semester.  Topics will include an overview of the school, programs and facilities, financial aid, Q&A with staff and more! Please note that access information to the online session will be sent via email the morning of the session you register for.

TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK
September 13, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley's inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green Day, Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices and viewpoints and featuring the music of many of the most famous and infamous punk bands ever.

Virtual Undergraduate Information Session
September 19, 2017 - November 14, 2017, 3:30 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Online - Access Information Sent Via Email

Join the SCA Admissions staff for an online information session to learn more about applying to the SCA undergraduate programs for the Fall 2018 semester.  Topics will include an overview of the school, programs and facilities, financial aid, Q&A with staff and more!

This session is for prospective freshman and transfer applicants.  Please note that access information to the online session will be sent via email the morning of the session you register for. 

On-Campus Undergraduate Transfer Student Information Session
September 22, 2017 - January 19, 2018, 1:30 PM
School of Cinematic Arts

Join the SCA Admissions staff for an information session specific to Transfer applicants.  Transfer applicants will learn more about applying to the SCA undergraduate programs for the Fall 2018 semester.  Topics will include an overview of the school, programs and facilities, Q&A with staff and more! 

Note: This information session is only open to undergraduate students looking to transfer into USC and the School of Cinematic Arts. 
 

Off-Campus Graduate Information Session
September 25, 2017, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
San Francisco

This information session is available for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in one of our M.A. or M.F.A. programs at the School of Cinematic Arts. Information regarding Ph.D. programs will not be covered during the presentation. The session will begin with a presentation discussing the SCA programs, application process and available facilities at the school -- opportunity for Q & A will also be given. 

Off-Campus Graduate Information Session
October 9, 2017, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
New York

This information session is available for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in one of our M.A. or M.F.A. programs at the School of Cinematic Arts. Information regarding Ph.D. programs will not be covered during the presentation. The session will begin with a presentation discussing the SCA programs, application process and available facilities at the school -- opportunity for Q & A will also be given.