June 30, 2017, 7:00 P.M.

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 Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative,
and 20th Century Fox, invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of


War for the Planet of the Apes

Directed by SCA Alumnus Matt Reeves
Screenplay by Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves
Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver

Followed by a Q&A with Matt Reeves

7:00 P.M. on Friday, June 30th, 2017

The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Presented in 2D with Dolby Atmos Sound.

In Theaters on Friday, July 14th, 2017.

This screening is in conjunction with "Planet of the Apes: 50th Anniversary Exhibit and Film Retrospective" taking place at USC from January - May, 2018.

About War for the Planet of the Apes

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Provided courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Rated PG-13. Running time: 139 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: http://WarForThePlanet.com
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About the Guest

MATT REEVES (Director, Writer, SCA Alumnus)

Matt Reeves gained feature film prominence when he helmed the science fiction-horror hit Cloverfield (2008), chronicling the arrival of a giant monster in New York City and the desperate efforts of several people to survive. Shot in hyper-realistic vérité style with a single camera, the film spoke to post-9/11 fears while delivering a special effects tour de force. The modestly budgeted film set a domestic record for a January release and went on to gross more than $175 million worldwide.

Following Cloverfield, Reeves wrote and directed Let Me In (2010). Acclaimed by critics, the film is a remake of the Swedish horror film Let the Right One In, about the relationship between a bullied young boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and his new neighbor, a young girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) who turns out to be a vampire.

In Summer 2014, 20th Century Fox released Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell and frequent collaborators Keri Russell and Kodi Smit-McPhee. The well-reviewed film grossed over $700m at the worldwide box office.

Reeves most recently directed and co-wrote the next Apes installment, War for the Planet of the Apes. He lives with his wife and son in Los Angeles.

About Planet of the Apes: 50th Anniversary Exhibit and Retrospective

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Planet of the Apes (1968), the School of Cinematic Arts and 20th Century Fox will host an exhibit and film retrospective of the Apes franchise, featuring props, costumes, models, and artwork, on display in the Hugh M. Hefner Gallery in the lobby of the George Lucas Building throughout the Spring 2018 semester.

Based on the novel Monkey Planet by Pierre Boulle, Planet of the Apes spawned four direct sequels, a TV series, an animated series, a myriad of comic books and merchandise, a 2001 re-imagining by Tim Burton, and 20th Century Fox’s highly successful prequel series launched by 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, followed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War of the Planet of the Apes (2017), both directed by School of Cinematic Arts alumnus Matt Reeves.

The Apes franchise has traversed decades of American popular culture, reflecting changes in society, politics, Hollywood, and audience tastes. These topics will be explored during conversations throughout the semester with artists, scholars, and leading industry business professionals, to offer a broad yet intimate perspective on the evolution and enduring popularity of the Ape universe.

Learn more about the 50th Anniversary Retrospective and Exhibit at: http://cinema.usc.edu/Apes

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and now open to the public, though RSVPs are required. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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