Upcoming Events

50 YEARS OF PLANET OF THE APES
January 1, 2018 - May 13, 2018, Varied
The Hugh Hefner Exhibition Hall, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The USC School of Cinematic Arts has partnered with 20th Century Fox Film to host an exclusive exhibit and retrospective celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Planet of the Apes franchise titled 50 Years of Planet of the Apes. A vast collection of props, costumes, photos, posters and artwork from across all iterations of the longstanding franchise will be on display in the Hugh Hefner Exhibition Hall at USC from January 26, 2018 through May 13, 2018. A series of panels and screenings will complement the exhibit, including all feature films from the Planet of the Apes universe.

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.

Outside the Box [Office]: Spring 2018
January 31, 2018 - May 9, 2018, Varied
Varied

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. All screenings will be OVERBOOKED to ensure capacity.

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017/2018 Live in HD Broadcast Screening Series
February 24, 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.

Festival & Distribution: General Strategy Sessions
March 19, 2018 - May 1, 2018, Varies
School of Cinematic Arts, SCA 255

School of Cinematic Arts 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.

iMappening 2018
April 23, 2018 - April 27, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
SCA Stage 4 and SCI Lobby

USC’s PhD program in interdisciplinary Media Arts + Practice combines practice-based art and design research with critical, theoretical research and reflection. This year’s iMAPPENING exhibition presents the ongoing conjectures, designs and creative expressions under exploration by the iMAP PhD students.

RBG
April 24, 2018, 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

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career. From Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

QUALITY PROBLEMS
April 26, 2018, 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

To laugh at something is to have power over it, and wouldn’t we all like to have power over cancer? A narrative feature film loosely based on screenwriter Brooke Purdy’s own experiences surviving breast cancer, Quality Problems does what few films about cancer can – make you feel good about LIFE.

Jules Massenet's CENDRILLON
April 28, 2018, 10:00 A.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

When Pigs Fly: Improbable Perspectives on Mediated Realism (Part II)
April 30, 2018 - May 4, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
SCA Gallery (SCA 120) + SCA Stage 4

Part II of an exhibition of thesis projects created by senior undergraduate students in the BA in Media Arts + Practice and the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program. These projects integrate research across multiple fields and together represent a holistic view of the emerging media landscape.

MOST LIKELY TO MURDER
May 1, 2018, 7:00 P.M.
SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

A home for the holidays murder-mystery comedy... Former high-school hero Billy (Adam Pally) comes back to his hometown expecting things to be like they used to be. Instead he finds all his friends have moved on, and his ex (Rachel Bloom) is dating the former high school outcast (Vincent Kartheiser). So Billy becomes obsessed with proving the outcast is actually the killer behind a mysterious local death. It's like Rear Window... for stoners.

THE TEST & THE ART OF THINKING
May 2, 2018, 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

Each year more than 3 million high school students take the SAT or ACT, the college entrance exams required by most four-year colleges in the United States. For decades, however,there have been questions about exactly what these tests measure, what role they play in the admissions process and how predictive they are of academic success. The anxiety-provoking exams, and the multi billion-dollar test-prep industry that has grown up around them, have also become lightning rods in the ongoing national debate over equity in educational opportunity. In the new documentary feature The Test & the Art of Thinking, filmmaker Michael Arlen Davis examines this controversy through interviews with students, parents, counselors, test-prep professionals and academics, to provide a fascinating look at this uniquely American rite of passage and how it reflects deeper issues in our educational system—and our society as a whole.

CTCS-467: Television Symposium
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
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.