October 31, 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

Outside the Box [Office] and 7th Art Releasing invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of

The War at Home

Produced and Directed by Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown

Followed by a Q&A with Glenn Silber
Moderated by Dr. Michael Renov, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

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


ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Documentary (1979)

"A turbulent decade superbly evoked!" - Los Angeles Times

"An extraordinary documentary about the last time we really needed to overcome." - Roger Ebert

Presented in a new 4K restoration from IndieCollect

Opens at Landmark's Nuart Theatre in West L.A. on Friday, October 12th, 2018.

About The War at Home

Widely considered one of the most important political films ever made, The War at Home is a look at the anatomy of a resistance movement, vividly chronicling the anti-war protest movement of the 1960's and 70's. The film provides a ground-level view of the home front during the Vietnam War and of the war that students and other anti-war dissidents waged on America's political system, military, and notions of patriotism. Through a powerful combination of rare archival footage and interviews with students, community leaders, Vietnam veterans, and participants from all points of view, The War at Home shows how the anti-war movement grew into a genuine people's revolt.

Provided courtesy of 7th Art Releasing. Not rated. Running time: 100 minutes.

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About the Guests

GLENN SILBER (Producer, Director)

Glenn Silber is a documentary filmmaker and long-time network television news producer who has produced 90 prime-time newsmagazine stories for various CBS News and ABC News broadcasts, as well as ten independent documentaries, primarily for PBS.

Silber was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary: for The War at Home (1979) and El Salvador: Another Vietnam (1981). He has received two Emmy Awards, the George Polk Award, a Columbia-DuPont Silver Baton, the IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) Award; a Writers Guild Award, among dozens of awards and citations for his work as an independent producer and broadcast journalist.

His most recent documentary work includes: Producer/Director/Writer on the one-hour investigative report, A DEATH IN ST. AUGUSTINE for Frontline, in partnership with the NY Times which was nominated for an Emmy for Best Investigative Reporting. He was also Senior Producer & Writer on the ABC News Productions' one-hour Special for Discovery I.D, ADNAN SYED: INNOCENT OR GUILTY, about the crime story at the heart of the Season One "Serial" podcast that had 144 million downloads.

Silber was the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Filmmaking and was a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film Studies. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (Documentary Branch).

DR. MICHAEL RENOV, SCA Vice Dean of Academic Affairs (Moderator)

Michael Renov, professor of Critical Studies and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, is the author of Hollywood's Wartime Woman: Representation and Ideology and The Subject of Documentary, editor of Theorizing Documentary, and co-editor of Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices, Collecting Visible EvidenceThe SAGE Handbook of Film Studies and Cinema’s Alchemist: The Films of Peter Forgacs.

In 1993, Renov co-founded Visible Evidence, a series of international and highly interdisciplinary documentary studies conferences that have, to date, been held on five continents. He is one of three general editors for the Visible Evidence book series at the University of Minnesota Press, which has published 27 volumes on various aspects of nonfiction media since 1997. In 2005, he co-programmed the 51st annual Robert Flaherty Seminar, a week-long gathering of documentary filmmakers, curators, and educators, creating 20 screening programs and filmmaker dialogues on the theme "Cinema and History."

In addition to curating documentary programs around the world, he has served as a jury member at documentary festivals including Sundance, Silverdocs, the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, Brazil's It's All True, the International Environmental Festival of Film and Video, also in Brazil, and DocLisboa in Portugal. He has taught graduate seminars at the University of Stockholm, Tel Aviv University and Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and has led documentary workshops in Jordan for the Royal Film Commission and in Cyprus. Renov's teaching and research interests include documentary theory, autobiography in film and video, video art and activism, and representations of the Holocaust.

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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 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.

Contact Information

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