Upcoming Events

Outside the Box [Office]: Fall 2017
August 22, 2017 - December 12, 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.

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. 
 

IN THE FADE
December 11, 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

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

BETTER WATCH OUT
December 12, 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

Set in a quiet American suburb on a snowy evening leading up to Christmas, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) has to defend herself and 12-year-old Luke (Levi Miller) from dangerous intruders—only to discover this is far from a normal home invasion. This holiday season, you may be home, but you’re not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, described as Home Alone meets The Strangers.
 

FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
December 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

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

SCA Network Screening with Q+A: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in 2D
December 14, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Join the SCA Network for a special presentation of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Following the screening will be a Q+A with Writer/Director and SCA Alumnus Rian Johnson.

On-Campus SCA Information Session
January 7, 2018 - May 31, 2018, 11:00 AM
USC School of Cinematic Arts

This information session is available for prospective applicants interested in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs at the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA).  The session begins with a presentation discussing the SCA programs, admissions processes and available facilities at the school -- an opportunity for Q & A will also be given.

CTCS-467: Television Symposium
January 8, 2018 - May 7, 2018, 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.

CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium
January 11, 2018 - May 10, 2018, 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 Spring 2018 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.

2018 Jack Oakie Comedy Scholarships Seminar
January 19, 2018, 3:00pm
SCA 108

In order to be considered for 2018-2019 Oakie Comedy Scholarships, interested students are required to attend a Jack Oakie Scholarship Seminar. This year's seminar will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 3pm in SCA 108.

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017/2018 Live in HD Broadcast Screening Series
January 20, 2018 - April 28, 2018, Varied
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Thornton School of Music, USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, and the Metropolitan Opera Invite you and a guest to select broadcasts from the 2017/2018 Live in HD Broadcast Series.