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November 6, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

Frank Sinatra Hall at Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The USC School of Cinematic Arts, Frank Sinatra Enterprises,
USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, and Sony Pictures,
invite you and a guest to a special screening of

From Here to Eternity (1953)

Directed by Fred Zinnemann
Screenplay by Daniel Taradash
Produced by Buddy Adler
7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 6th, 2015

Frank Sinatra Hall at Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089


Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor to Frank Sinatra.

Presented as part of A Centennial Tribute to Frank Sinatra, taking place November 1st - 8th at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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About From Here to Eternity (1953)

The scene is Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu, in the languid days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, where James Jones' acclaimed war novel From Here to Eternity brought the aspirations and frustrations of several people sharply into focus. Sergeant Milt Warden (Burt Lancaster) enters into an affair with Karen (Deborah Kerr), the wife of his commanding officer. Private Robert E. Lee "Prew" Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is a loner who lives by his own code of ethics and communicates better with his bugle than he does with words. Prew's best friend is wisecracking Maggio (Frank Sinatra, in an Oscar-winning performance that revived his flagging career), who has been targeted for persecution by sadistic stockade sergeant Fatso Judson (Ernest Borgnine). Rounding out the principals is Alma Lorene (Donna Reed), a "hostess" at the euphemistically named whorehouse The New Congress Club. All these melodramatic joys and sufferings are swept away by the Japanese attack on the morning of December 7.

Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures. Not rated. Running time: 118 minutes.


About A Centennial Tribute to Frank Sinatra

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is honored to join the Sinatra family and the Sinatra Centennial in commemorating Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday with a film retrospective that will celebrate the man, his art, and his iconic career. One of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Sinatra was also a powerful film actor, appearing in 55 films over 44 years, and wining an Oscar for From Here to Eternity. Screenings will be presented from across three genres -- musicals, comedies, and dramas -- and will be accompanied by a lecture and discussion on Sunday, November 8th by Dr. Drew Casper, The Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor of American Film.

Produced by Alessandro Ago and Dr. Drew Casper for the USC School of Cinematic Arts, with the generous support and collaboration of Frank Sinatra Enterprises.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid photo 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.

About USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and 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.

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Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago