BARBARELLA: QUEEN OF THE GALAXY
March 30, 2012, 7:00 P.M.
Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Pkwy., Los Angeles, CA 90007
The School of Cinematic Arts and Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative invite you and a guest to a special screening presented as part of A Tribute to Dino De Laurentiis:
Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy (1968)
7:00 P.M. on Friday, March 30th, 2012
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
‘4 STARS: Joyous, thrilling, informative and accessible’ EMPIRE
‘4 STARS: some of the world’s best musicians giving flawless renditions of Haydn’s works’ LONDON WEST END EXTRA
‘4 STARS: Quietly inspiring’ THE TIMES
‘4 STARS: Following his excellent films on Mozart and Beethoven, the British documentarist Phil Grabsky completes an admirable trilogy with this riveting study of Haydn’. THE OBSERVER
‘4 STARS: bracing, refreshing; simply very good indeed’ THE GUARDIAN
‘4 STARS: the film rescues Haydn from any neglect he may previously have suffered’ THE SUNDAY TIMES
About Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy (1968)
A voluptuous outer space agent travels to another galaxy in search of a missing inventor in this science fiction send-up. Barbarella (Jane Fonda), an interstellar representative of the united Earth government in the 41st century, is dispatched to locate scientist Durand Durand, whose positronic ray, if not recovered, could signal the end of humanity. Outfitted in an array of stunning Star Trek/Bond girl outfits and cruising around in a plush, psychedelic spaceship, Barbarella travels to the Tau Seti system and promptly crash-lands. She then spends the rest of the film discovering the joys of interstellar sex with a keeper of feral children (Ugo Tognazzi), a blind, beatific angel (John Phillip Law), and an inept revolutionary named Dildano (David Hemmings). Slowly but surely, she also finds her way to Durand Durand by moving from one exotic, Wizard of Oz-style locale to another. Along the way, she meets the kindly Professor Ping (a surprisingly verbal Marcel Marceau), a Eurotrash dominatrix named the Great Tyrant (Rolling Stones gal pal Anita Pallenberg), and the Concierge (Milo O'Shea), a strangely familiar lackey of the Great Tyrant who tries to destroy Barbarella with his great big organ of love. Jean-Claude Forest, who created the character Barbarella in 1962 for V-Magazine, served as visual advisor on the adaptation. The film's missing scientist character famously inspired the band name of '80s pop stars Duran Duran (who altered the spelling slightly). Almost two decades later, the film also inspired electronic act Matmos, which was named after the aqueous personification of evil unleashed by the Concierge at the movie's climax.
35mm print provided courtesy of Paramount Pictures. Rated PG. Running time: 98 minutes.
About A Tribute to Dino De Laurentiis
Hollywood icon and international legend Dino De Laurentiis was one of the most prolific and respected producers in film history when he passed away in 2010 at the age of 91. From his early neorealist masterpieces, Bitter Rice and Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria and La Strada, for which he received an Academy Award, to big-budget spectaculars like Barbarella, King Kong, Dune and Conan the Barbarian, to his recent reinvention of the Hannibal Lecter franchise, De Laurentiis’s career spanned 73 years in the film industry. With the support and guidance of the De Laurentiis family, the School of Cinematic Arts will pay homage to the exceptional variety and longevity that marked his career with screenings of his films and a panel discussion featuring his friends, family and colleagues.
To view the calendar of screenings, visit http://cinema.usc.edu/Dino
About School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth M. Daley, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Daley was appointed dean of the USC School of Cinema-Television in May 1991. She is the inaugural holder of the Steven J. Ross/Time Warner Dean’s Chair. Daley was also the founding executive director of the USC Annenberg Center for Communication (1994-2005) and serves as the executive director of the USC Institute for Multimedia Literacy.
Since becoming dean, Daley has strengthened the school’s academic programs, infrastructure, and ties with the entertainment industry and media arts community. Under her leadership, the school has added two new divisions in animation & digital arts and interactive media, built the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, established 17 endowed positions, and formed successful partnerships with a variety of entertainment and technology companies.
On Oct. 4, 2006, Daley presided over the official renaming of the USC School of Cinema and Television as the School of Cinematic Arts by George Lucas, and broke ground for a new complex. The first two buildings of the complex, which comprise some 137,000 square feet of production, teaching and administrative space, opened on Jan. 12, 2009. A third instructional building, along with four sound stages and a production center, opened in 2010. The final Phase III building, scheduled for completion in 2012, will serve as a home for the Interactive Media Division, the Institute for Multimedia Literacy and the Interdivisional Media Arts & Practice (iMAP) program.
Daley joined the school in 1989 as chair of the Film & Television Production Program. Before coming to USC, Daley served as director of the film and television subsidiary of the Mark Taper Forum, and prior to that, was a producer for MGM/Television. She has also been an independent producer and media consultant, and serves on the board of directors of AVID Technologies, as well as the non-profit boards of the Benton Foundation, Operation Smile Board of Governors, the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts, the, the Warner Brothers Historical Foundation, the World Economic Forum’s Media, Entertainment & Information Industry Agenda Council, and advisory boards at USC for KUSC Radio and the Institute for Creative Technologies.
Daley has been honored by American Women in Radio and Television and was twice nominated for a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award. She has received a Cine Golden Eagle, the Barbara Jordan Award, the California Governor’s Award, and the Women in Film Business Leadership Award, acknowledging extraordinary contributions by women behind the camera. She was also the inaugural recipient of The Alfred Hitchcock Legacy Award, given on behalf of the Hitchcock Family and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Daley earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and M.A. and B.A. degrees from Tulane University and Newcomb College.
Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. 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 $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 street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
Expect Traffic Delays
Due to the filming of the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday March 31, expect traffic delays on Jefferson Blvd., Figueroa St., and Flower St. between Exposition Blvd. and Jefferson Blvd. on Friday, March 30 - Sunday, April 1st. Please allow extra time to get to screenings.
Important Closures: ALL northbound lanes of Figueroa St. from Exposition Blvd. to Jefferson Blvd. will be closed for the weekend. ALL eastbound lanes of Jefferson Blvd. from Figueroa St. to Flower St. will be closed Saturday and Sunday.
About Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative
Visions and Voices is a university-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. The initiative was established by USC President C. L. Max Nikias during his tenure as provost in order to fulfill the goals set forth in USC's strategic plan, to communicate USC's core values to students, and to affirm the human spirit. Emphasizing the university's commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, the initiative features a spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university. The series includes theatrical productions, music and dance performances, conferences, lectures, film screenings and many other special events both on and off campus. Each program invites students to dialogue and interact with artists, writers, professors and special guests. These interactions provide a dynamic experience of the arts and humanities and encourage active exploration of USC's core values, including freedom of inquiry and expression, team spirit, appreciation of diversity, commitment to serving one's community, entrepreneurial spirit, informed risk-taking, ethical conduct and the search for truth.
For more information, visit www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices
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