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June 21, 2012, 6:00 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


Outside the Box [Office] and Batjac Productions invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Hondo in 3D

Directed by John Farrow
Screenplay by James Edward Grant
Produced by Robert Fellows
6:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 21st, 2012
The Ray Stark Family Theatre
George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
ALL guests will need to deposit a valid USC or CA ID in exchange for the 3D glasses at the theater, which will be returned at the end of the screening.
This screening is in conjunction with the dedication of the John Wayne Collection on permanent display in the Wayne Family Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of the George Lucas Building.

About Hondo in 3D

John Wayne plays a hard-bitten cavalry scout who is humanized by frontierswoman Geraldine Page and her young son (Lee Aaker, star of TV's Rin Tin Tin). Try as he might, Wayne can't convince Page to move off her land in anticipation of an Apache attack. He leaves her ranch, only to be ambushed by desperado Leo Gordon--who happens to be Page's long-absent husband. Having killed Gordon, Hondo returns to the ranch to protect Page from the Indians, and to rekindle the woman's hesitant love for him.

Hondo is so "perfect" a John Ford western that many people assume it was directed by John Ford--or at the very least, Andrew McLaglen. Actually the director was suspense expert John Farrow, who worked with the "Duke" only twice in his career (the second film was a war drama, The Sea Chase). The climactic attack sequence is enhanced by Hondo's 3-D photography, one of the few truly effective utilizations of this much-maligned process.

Provided courtesy of Batjac Productions. Running time: 83 minutes.

To view the trailer with commentary by Larry Cohen at Trailers From Hell, click here.


About the John Wayne Collection

The John Wayne Collection is a dedicated space located on the second floor of the George Lucas Building within the USC School of Cinematic Arts, housing an extensive collection of memorabilia from the films of John Wayne. All of the items were diligently gathered and preserved by his son, Michael, over a 25 year period. In honor of her late husband, Michael, Gretchen Wayne has donated the collection so students and the public alike can enjoy the permanent exhibit.

The John Wayne Collection is on permanent display in the Wayne Family Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of the George Lucas Building.

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

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 5:30 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.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago