BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES (1970) & ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES (1971)
February 20, 2018, 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 USC School of Cinematic Arts, 20th Century Fox,
and USC Visions and Voices: The Arts & Humanities Initiative,
invite you and a guest to attend
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) &
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Featuring a Live Appearance by Apemania!
Come early to take photos with your favorite
Planet of the Apes Characters!
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
10 Minute Intermission Between Films.
Presented as part of 50 Years of Planet of the Apes
An Exhibit & Film Retrospective at the USC School of Cinematic Arts
About Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
In the acclaimed sequel to Planet of the Apes, another astronaut (James Franciscus) crashes through the time barrier searching for the missing Taylor (Charlton Heston). The daring rescue leads to a subterranean city where mutant humans, who practice mind control, worship a weapon capable of destroying the entire planet. Both an action-oriented science-fiction adventure and a wry commentary on today's world, it's imaginative entertainment for fantasy buffs of all ages.
Directed by Ted Post. Screenplay by Paul Dehn and Mort Abrahams. Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs. Starring James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison, and Charlton Heston.
Provided courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Rated G. Running time: 94 minutes.
About Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter reprise their roles from the original Planet of the Apes in this third chapter of the Apes saga. Two intelligent simians from the future, Cornelius (McDowall) and Zira (Hunter) travel to present-day Earth. They become instant sensations, wined and dined and treated like celebrities - until a high-level plot forces them to run for their lives!
Directed by Don Taylor. Screenplay by Paul Dehn. Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs. Starring Roddy McDowall, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy, and Eric Braeden.
Provided courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Rated G. Running time: 97 minutes.
APEMANIA is a re-enactment/parody/impersonation troupe made up of Hollywood actors and industry make-up, wardrobe, and specialty effects artists, put together by award winning make-up artist Brian Penikas.
Penikas was so inspired by the Planet of the Apes saga when he was a boy, that he became a make-up artist because of it's influence. During their high school years, Brian and his friends used to "dress up" as the apes all the time for fun. Now, some 40+ years later, they are still at it helping 20th Century Fox promote the classic Apes franchise, in some instances internationally, by making live, movie, and tv Ape-earances, recreating the characters from the films.
Penikas says in regards to the Apes public Ape-pearances™, "It’s amazing how much people love the Planet of the Apes characters. When we first started doing the bit again back in ‘96, I was concerned about frightening older people and young children. Monsters scared the poop out of me as a kid, but I guess times have really changed! Even the littlest kids are fascinated with the characters. And as far as the seniors are concerned, they were the ones buying tickets to see the films when they first came out, so they love us too!"
Penikas scratches his head in bewilderment, "We were (and ARE) doing this just for fun! To be silly and have a good time, while paying deep respect to the iconic franchise. Who would have thought that people would eat this up as much as they do? We sure never expected anything like this way back at the beginning. It sure has been a great and fun filled couple of decades. I am truly blessed to have participated with original cast and crew members at certain events and reunions. To have been able to give a little something back to the people responsible for influencing my life and career with what they did 50 years ago has been the biggest reward of all."
"To all the people who created Planet of the Apes, 'Apemania' is my small way of saying ‘thank you’ and of keeping the memory of Planet of the Apes alive for all of today’s generations to enjoy!"
-- Brian Penikas
Visit the Official Apemania Website: http://apemania.com/
About 50 Years of Planet of the Apes Exhibit & Film Retrospective
The USC School of Cinematic Arts has partnered with 20th Century Fox Film to host an exclusive exhibit and retrospective celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Planet of the Apes franchise titled 50 Years of Planet of the Apes.
A vast collection of props, costumes, photos, posters and artwork from across all iterations of the longstanding franchise will be on display in the Hugh Hefner Exhibition Hall at USC this spring. The exhibit will be available to visit as a work-in-progress from January 26th - February 8th and all final displays will be open from February 9th through May 13th, 2018. A series of panels and screenings will complement the exhibit, including all feature films from the Planet of the Apes universe.
The exhibit is in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the 1968 release of the first Planet of the Apes film, the original installment of the still expanding franchise that now includes four sequels, a TV series, an animated series, comic books, merchandise, and 20th Century Fox Film’s highly successful prequel film series Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes.
50 Years of Planet of the Apes is funded by USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, and is free and open to the public. The Hugh Hefner Exhibition Hall is located in the lobby of the George Lucas Building at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007, and will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M., and Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Produced by Alessandro Ago for the USC School of Cinematic Arts, in collaboration with Sandra Garcia-Myers, and Chris Castelonia for 20th Century Fox Film.
Learn more about the calendar of events at: http://cinema.usc.edu/Apes
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 the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
This program is generously sponsored by
For more information about upcoming programming and events offered by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, please visit their website.
Name: Alessandro Ago