THE ENGLISH PATIENT

February 26, 2019, 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 and USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative invite you and a guest to a special screening of
 

The English Patient (1996)


Screenplay & Directed by Anthony Minghella
Based on the Book by Michael Ondaatje

Produced by Saul Zaentz

Starring
Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe,
Juliette Binoche, and Naveen Andrews

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

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


FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.




 

Winner of nine Academy Awards in 1996, including Best Picture, Best Director (Anthony Minghella) and Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche).

Presented in conjunction with:
An Evening with Michael Ondaatje

Presented by Visions and Voices, and The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series, at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 in Bovard Auditorium.

Due to limited format availability, this film will be screened from a bluray.
 

About The English Patient (1996)


Winner of nine Academy Awards in 1996, including Best Picture, Best Director (Anthony Minghella) and Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche), this powerful motion picture is an experience you will never forget. During World War II, a mysterious stranger (Ralph Fiennes) is cared for by American allies unaware of his dangerous past. Yet, as the mystery of his identity is revealed, an incredible tale of passion, intrigue, and adventure unfolds. Also starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, and Naveen Andrews.

Provided courtesy of Miramax. Rated R. Running time: 162 minutes.

About An Evening with Michael Ondaatje


Internationally celebrated author Michael Ondaatje has influenced an entire generation of writers and readers with his aesthetic and artistry. In addition to winning the British Commonwealth’s highest literary honor, the Man Booker Prize, for his novel The English Patient, he has been awarded The Irish Times International Prize for Fiction, the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, the Prix Medicis, the Governor-General’s Award, and the Giller Prize.

In the inaugural reading of the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series, Ondaatje will read from his most recent novel, Warlight, a dramatic story of unexpected characters set in the decade after World War II. Its narrative is as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself—shadowed and luminous at once. A discussion with USC’s renowned writer-in-residence, Geoff Dyer, will follow.

Additional links:
The Guardian: "It's the book the gave me freedom': Michael Ondaatje on The English Patient"
The Irish Times: "Why Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient Deserved the Golden Man Booker"
The New York Times: "A Mother Keeps Wartime Secrets in Michael Ondaatje's New Novel" (Book review)
The Washington Post: "Warlight is a Quiet New Masterpiece from Michael Ondaatje" (Book review)

Presented by the USC Department of English, USC Office of the Provost, and USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative with support from the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation.

About USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


Visions and Voices is a university-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. The initiative was established by USC President C. L. Max Nikias during his tenure as provost in order to fulfill the goals set forth in USC's strategic plan; to communicate USC's core values to students; and to affirm the human spirit. Emphasizing the university's commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, the initiative features a spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university. The series includes theatrical productions, music and dance performances, conferences, lectures, film screenings and many other special events both on and off campus. Each program invites students to dialogue and interact with artists, writers, professors and special guests. These interactions provide a dynamic experience of the arts and humanities and encourage active exploration of USC's core values, including freedom of inquiry and expression, team spirit, appreciation of diversity, commitment to serving one's community, entrepreneurial spirit, informed risk-taking, ethical conduct and the search for truth.

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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.

Parking


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

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