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September 22, 2011, 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

Cinematheque108, Queer Cut and Sundance Selects invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Weekend


Written, Directed and Edited by Andrew Haigh
Produced by Tristan Goligher
 
With an introduction about queer cinema by Dr. Bill Whittington, Assistant Chair, Critical Studies

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 
Official Selection at the 2011 Outfest Film Festival and 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival.

Opens in theaters on Friday, September 23rd

About Weekend

A delicate and daring drama directed by Andrew Haigh and featuring breakout performances by Tom Cullen and Chris New, Weekend follows Russell (Cullen) who, after randomly picking up an artist Glen (New) at a nightclub on a Friday night, unexpectedly spends most of the next 48 hours with him in bedrooms and bars, telling stories and having sex. As they spend more time together, sharing snippets of their lives, they begin to reveal the things that hold them back as much as push them forward and develop a connection that will resonate throughout their lives.
 
Weekend is an affecting and naturalistic romance, a beautiful exploration of how two people can come together only briefly, yet impact each other in a profound way.

Provided courtesy of Sundance Selects. Not Rated. Running time: 96 minutes.

 

About Bill Whittington

William Whittington teaches courses in film and television history, genre studies, digital culture, audio culture, adaptation, and gender and sexuality in film, television and new media.

Between 1993-1997, he served as the curator of the USC Warner Bros. Archives, assisting with research for various film restorations, documentaries, music scores and books. He has also worked as an editor for Time Warner Trade Publishing and is currently the managing editor of Spectator, the USC Critical Studies Journal of Film and Television Criticism.

Whittington's scholarly work includes articles and interviews on genre, film and television sound, digital culture and technology. He is the author of Sound Design and Science Fiction from University of Texas Press, 2007.

About Queer Cut

Queer Cut is a student-run campus organization aimed at promoting collaboration among the LGBT students and allies at the School of Cinematic Arts, as well as other schools within the University of Southern California, in order to improve the quality of queer media, to strengthen the voices of LGBT film and media makers, to expose the larger community to LGBT issues through these media, and to create a strong network with industry professionals.

About Cinematheque108

Cinematheque108 is an alternative screening series sponsored by the Critical Studies Department at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. The series offers a rare selection of events that highlight noteworthy experimental, documentary, and/or foreign films, many of which can not be seen anywhere else. Cinematheque108 is an educational forum that aims to expand understanding of alternative film and media. All screenings are free of charge and open to the pubic.

About Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu
Phone: 213.740.2330