The Hollywood Foreign Press Association International Screening Series Presents: THE COMMUNE

May 10, 2017, 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

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association International Screening Series,
Outside the Box [Office], and Magnolia Pictures,
invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

The Commune

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Screenplay by Thomas Vinterberg
and Tobias Lindholm
Produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen
and Morten Kaufmann

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2016 Berlinale (Winner: Silver Bear for Best Actress – Trine Dyrholm)
2016 Toronto International Film Festival | 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Opens at Laemmle's NoHo 7, Royal Theatre, and Playhouse 7 on Friday, May 19th, 2017.

On Demand, on Amazon Video, and on iTunes beginning Friday, May 19th, 2017

About The Commune

The new film by lauded Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration, Oscar® nominated The Hunt) examines the fallout from the social upheavals of the 1970s through the microcosm of a Copenhagen commune.

Anna (Trine Dyrholm, who won Best Actress at the 2016 Berlinale for her performance) is a television newswoman; her husband, Erik (Ulrich Thomsen), teaches architecture at a university, but the grim reality of mentoring people whose career prospects are brighter than his own has left him disgruntled and bored. When Erik's father passes away, the couple must decide what to do with the huge house that Erik grew up in, as it's too expensive for them to occupy on their own. Erik prefers selling, but Anna — who has become frustrated with Erik's dour outlook and longs for something new — suggests that they use this opportunity to experiment with communal living (which was all the rage in Scandinavia at the time). Energized by the era's relaxed taboos, Anna and Erik assemble a diverse, rather motley crew of cohabitants and embark on their adventure, but soon take very different paths. While Anna is anxious to stay home and experience life with her new extended family, Erik finds a more traditional way of reinvigorating himself: an affair with one of his students. When Anna tries to reconcile these two situations, the commune — and the marriage at its core — begins to unravel.

Driven by brilliant lead performances from Vinterberg's Celebration stars Thomsen and Dyrholm and supporting turns from Lars Ranthe and Fares Fares, The Commune is a sharply observed study of how new values can quickly come into conflict with old habits and affiliations.

Provided courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Not yet rated. Running time: 111 minutes. In Danish, with English subtitles.

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About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
International Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts is proud to honor the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s support of international students and commitment to international filmmakers in the industry by hosting screenings throughout the year for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association International Screening Series.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is a non-profit organization, the members of which are international journalists based in Southern California. The HFPA has about 90 members who disseminate information about movies and television to the world through their various publications throughout the world. HFPA members attend more than 300 interviews and countless movie and television screenings throughout each year. The group also is famous for starting and continuing to co-produce the annual Golden Globe Awards, held in January each year, and for its philanthropic activities.

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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.

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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 $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.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago