November 29, 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

USC East Asian Studies Center, Outside the Box [Office], the USC Taiwanese Student Association, and Cheng Cheng Films, invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of

The Great Buddha+

Written and Directed by Huang Hsin-yao
Produced by Chung Mong-Hong and Yeh Ju Feng

Followed by a Q&A with Huang Hsin-yao
Moderated by Stan Rosen, USC Professor of Political Science

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 29th, 2018

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



Taiwan’s Official Oscar Entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

About The Great Buddha+

The Great Buddha+ is the award winning 2017 Taiwanese dark comedy which won top prize at the 19th Taipei Film Festival, the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan, the Golden Horse Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and has been selected to represent Taiwan for the Best Foreign Language Film Competition at the Academy Awards in 2019. The film follows a night security guard named Pickle, who works at a Buddha statue factory, and his colleague Belly Bottom, a recyclables collector. Their dull lives suddenly change when they stumble across videos that document promiscuous meetings of their wealthy, politically well-connected boss.

Provided courtesy of Cheng Cheng Films. Not rated. Running time: 104 minutes. In Taiwanese, with English subtitles.

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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.

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