Upcoming Events

Festival & Distribution: General Info Sessions
August 1, 2018 - May 14, 2028, Varies
School of Cinematic Arts, SCA 255

Industry Relations presents monthly Festival & Distribution General Info Group Sessions. Learn about the first steps to submit to film festivals, strategic ways to choose where to apply, and get your general festival questions answered.

The Metropolitan Opera's 2018/2019 Live in HD Broadcast Series
October 20, 2018 - March 30, 2019, 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 2018/2019 Live in HD Broadcast Series.

On-Campus SCA Information Session
January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019, 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-466: Theatrical Film Symposium
January 10, 2019 - May 2, 2019, 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 2019 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.

BLUE VELVET
January 22, 2019, 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

Director David Lynch crafted this hallucinogenic mystery-thriller that probes beneath the cheerful surface of suburban America to discover sadomasochistic violence, corruption, drug abuse, crime and perversion. Kyle Maclachlan stars as Jeffrey Beaumont, a square-jawed young man who returns to his picture-perfect small town when his father suffers a stroke. Walking through a field near his home, Jeff discovers a severed human ear, which he immediately brings to the police. Their disinterest sparks Jeff's curiosity, and he is soon drawn into a dangerous drama that's being played out by a lounge singer, Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) and the ether-addicted Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper). The sociopathic Booth has kidnapped Dorothy's young son and is using the child as a bargaining chip to repeatedly beat, humiliate and rape Dorothy. Though he's drawn to the virginal, wholesome Sandy Williams (Laura Dern), Jeff is also aroused by Dorothy and in trying to aid her, he discovers his dark side. As the film nears its conclusion, our hero learns that many more indivduals are tacitly involved with Frank, including a suave, lip-synching singer, Ben (Dean Stockwell), who is minding the kidnapped boy. Director Lynch explored many similar themes of the "disease" lying just under the surface of the small town, all-American façade in his later television series Twin Peaks (1990-91).

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
January 23, 2019, 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

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

ROCK STEADY ROW
January 24, 2019, 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

Demented chaos rules this bizarro-world college campus where the reigning gang-frats target a freshman who dared cross their path. Winner of the Grand Jury Award for Bst Narrative Feature at 2018 Slamdance Film Festival.

Rock on Film Presents: PINK FLOYD - THE WALL
January 25, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
The Wiltern Theater, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010

Pink Floyd – The Wall is a 1982 British live-action/animated musical drama film directed by Alan Parker with animated segments by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, and is based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album of the same name. The film centers around a confined rocker named Pink, who, after being driven into insanity by the death of his father and many depressive moments during his lifetime, constructs a metaphorical (and sometimes physical) wall to be protected from the world and emotional situations around him. When this coping mechanism backfires, he puts himself on trial and sets himself free. The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters.

USC Sundance 2019 Film Festival Party
January 27, 2019, 2:00-4:00 PM
Park City, Utah

The official USC School of Cinematic Arts 2019 SUNDANCE FESTIVAL COCKTAIL PARTY will take place on Sunday, January 27 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Riverhorse (located at 540 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060).  This event is by invitation only and space is limited. 

ROBERT SCHEER: ABOVE THE FOLD
January 28, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Robert Scheer – Above the Fold is a feature length documentary film about activist and journalist Scheer. The film underscores his unrelenting quest for the truth in any story he reports and charts the shifts in journalistic practice and platforms. From Ramparts Magazine influencing Martin Luther King Jr.'s opposition to the Vietnam War; the famous Playboy Magazine "Lust in my Heart" interview with Jimmy Carter; 10 Pulitizer nominations during his LA Times tenure; a decade on KCRW's Left, Right and Center; and author of 6 books, Scheer's credentials are second to none. Currently, Scheer is Professor of Communications at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Editor-In-Chief at the Webby Award winning Truthdig.com, and produces his incisive, weekly interview podcast- Scheer Intelligence.

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.
January 29, 2019, 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

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth.

Georges Bizet's CARMEN
February 2, 2019, 12:00 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

You are invited! Q&A with the President of Atlantic Records West Coast, KEVIN WEAVER!
February 5, 2019, 7:00 PM
SCA 110

You are invited to a chat discussing music sync and licensing for film, tv and video games led by the President of Atlantic Records West Coast, Kevin Weaver! He will provide an overview of his current projects, followed by a 30 minute Q&A and additional time reserved for students to ask their own questions!

An Evening with Sloan Foundation Short Films and Panel Discussion with Grant Recipients & Sloan Mentors
February 11, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Please join us for tree short film screenings that won Alfred P. Sloan Production grants. After the screening there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers, moderated by Thomas G. Miller, the Sloan Production mentor, alongside a recent recipient of the Sloan Writing grant, and Sloan Mentors Alan Baker and Mark Jonathan Harris.