April 15, 2018, 5:00 P.M.

The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, 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 a special screening of

War for the Planet of the Apes

Directed by Matt Reeves
Screenplay by Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves
Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark,
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver

5:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 15th, 2018

The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007




Followed by a Panel Discussion,
"Secrets of the Planet of the Apes"
Featuring James Chinlund, Eric Greene,
Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary,
and Aleks Paunovic!

Presented as part of 50 Years of Planet of the Apes
A Visions & Voices Exhibit and Film Retrospective at the USC School of Cinematic Arts


About War for the Planet of the Apes

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Provided courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Rated PG-13. Running time: 139 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/war-for-the-planet-of-the-apes
Visit the 50th Anniversary Website: http://www.planetoftheapes.com/
Visit the 50th Anniverary Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ApesMovies
Visit the 50th Anniversary Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/ApesMovies

About the Guests

JAMES CHINLUND (Production Designer)

James Chinlund was born and raised in New York City. He studied Fine Art at CalArts in Los Angeles, with a focus on sculpture and large scale installation work. After graduating, Chinlund returned to New York and started his career in film, first as a carpenter, before finding opportunities as a Production Designer on music videos and independent films. During this period he first worked with frequent collaborator Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain) in addition to other directors in the New York independent film world including: Todd Solondz (Storytelling), Paul Schrader (Autofocus) and Spike Lee (25th Hour). Over the years James has been active in the commercial and fashion worlds as well. Collaborators include: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Rupert Sanders, Spike Jonze, Marc Forster, Lance Acord, Gus Van Sant and Harmony Korine. In 2010 he won both the Art Directors Guild and the AICP awards for "Absolut World", a commercial collaboration with director Rupert Sanders. After a short break from features to care for his young daughter, Chinlund returned to the feature world in 2012 to work on The Avengers for Marvel which set a record for the highest grossing opening weekend ever. Since then he was twice nominated for Art Director’s Guild Awards for his work on the Fox films Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes directed by Matt Reeves. Currently James is working on The Lion King for Disney which will be the first feature film ever shot entirely in Virtual Reality.

James is currently splitting time between Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans with his wife and daughter.

ERIC GREENE (Author, Planet of the Apes as American Myth: Race, Politics and Popular Culture)

Eric Greene is a Los Angeles-based writer and civil rights activist. Eric is the author of Planet of the Apes as American Myth: Race, Politics and Popular Culture the first book ever published about the Apes phenomenon. Hailed as a "classic" by the Los Angeles Times, Planet of the Apes as American Myth explores how the original Apes films and shows addressed the complicated racial and political turmoil of the 1960's and 1970's and has since exerted ongoing influence on the cultural zeitgeist. The book uses rare photographs, transcripts, and extensive interviews with the writers, directors, actors, and producers to explore how the Apes films confronted some of the most controversial issues of the time, including Vietnam and the Black Power movement, all the while remaining crowd pleasing box office favorites. Eric is also the author of the official Text Commentary on the 35th Anniversary DVD of the original Planet of the Apes film and wrote the liner notes to the 2005 edition of the Planet of the Apes TV Series Soundtrack CD. Eric has also been a consultant and on-screen commentator on both the Behind the Planet of the Apes documentary and the 40th anniversary Planet of the Apes Blu-Ray Box Set.

Eric has also written about other popular favorites including Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, contributed to over half a dozen other books on race, the arts and politics and been a full time civil rights advocate in organizations like the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union working on national, state and local issue advocacy, ballot campaigns, public education initiatives, community coalitions and communications strategy.

KARIN KONOVAL (Actress - "Maurice")

Karin Konoval's extensive credits include “Maurice” in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. Screen credits of the past year include the recurring guest star roles of "Frija Dengdamor" in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and "Sister Delores" in The Exorcist, and a very special guest star role in The X-Files episode “Plus One” in which she plays both "Chucky" and "Judy", a brother and sister each with split personalities. Notable past credits include the guest star role of "Bloom" in Travelers, the lead role of "Mary Leonard" in the feature Cable Beach (for which she received a Philip Borsos award), "Mrs. Peacock" in the infamous X-Files episode “Home”, and the "Wicked Witch" in the mini-series Tin Man. She has played supporting roles in many other features and guest star and recurring roles on tv series such as The Magicians, I Zombie, Beyond, Bates Motel, Lucifer, Continuum, When Calls The Heart, Supernatural and many more. Karin has also received numerous awards for her work in theatre, performing lead roles in contemporary classics and a wide range of musicals. For more information please see karinkonoval.com.

AMIAH MILLER (Actress - "Nova")

Bio coming soon.

ALEKS PAUNOVIC (Actor - "Winter")

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Aleks Paunovic knew from an early age that he was destined to tell stories; whether it was with his fists as an amateur boxing champion, with his instrument as a musician, or in the truest form of storytelling: acting.

A skilled athlete with razor sharp focus-- not to mention a descendent of three champion boxers-- it’s no surprise that he acquired his first taste of success in the boxing ring.   That drive and determination coupled with his love of living on the edge led to a successful career as a stunt actor.  Though Paunovic was gifted in his physical abilities he was also a man of the arts, and exercised his love for music as a member of a rock band—where he was “discovered” while performing on stage.  It was there where he was asked to audition for the HBO movie “Heads,” and as fate would have it he landed his first acting role and set forth to take Hollywood by storm.  

Portraying a myriad of roles on both screens big and small, Paunovic has brought forth his unique skill set and chameleon like talent to transform himself into each character he plays.  Whether it is a developmentally disabled man accused of murder in “Personal Effects” (opposite Kathy Bates, Ashton Kutcher, and Michelle Pfeiffer), or as an overzealous karate dad opposite Tom Hardy in “This Means War,” Paunovic truly takes each role to a new level further conditioning and developing his craft.

Paunovic’s recent feature film credits include “Numb,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and the indie feature “Volition. Additionally, he has starred in numerous television series such as: “Motive,” “Supernatural,” “Continuum,” “iZombie,” “The 100,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Smallville,” amongst many others.

Paunovic will next grace the silver screen in “Hard Powder,” opposite Liam Neeson as well as “Siberia,” opposite Keanu Reeves due out later this year.  Currently he stars as “Julius” in Syfy’s “Van Helsing.”

Aleks Paunovic resides in Vancouver and Los Angeles.

TERRY NOTARY (Actor - "Rocket")

American actor Terry Notary is much in demand as a stunt coordinator, choreographer and movement coach. Since his early days as a performer with Cirque du Soleil, he has portrayed numerous creatures and animals on television and in film, and is known for his performances in box office hits including FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, AVATAR, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE HOBBIT TRILOGY, SUICIDE SQUAD and KONG: SKULL ISLAND.

Notary’s latest feature is fellow motion capture star Andy Serkis’s JUNGLE BOOK, on which he was both movement choreographer and second unit director. Plans are underway for Notary to direct his first feature.

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 4:30 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.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu