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CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium

August 29, 2019 - December 5, 2019, 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

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

The SCA Division of Cinema and Media Studies Invites
USC Students of ALL MAJORS to Register for the
Fall 2019 Semester Course:

CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium

AKA: Thursday Night at the Movies
with Leonard Maltin


USC's Most Popular Elective for over 50 years!!!

Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Frank Sinatra Hall at Norris Cinema Theatre, NCT

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This Fall 2019 semester, the School of Cinematic Arts will offer a very special course called CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium, a four-unit elective class open for enrollment to ALL USC STUDENTS OF ANY MAJOR that brings you face-to-face with leading film directors, writers, producers, and actors working today. Each week, students watch sneak previews of upcoming Hollywood movies, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the creative team behind the film. The class is taught by film critic LEONARD MALTIN and meets every Thursday night from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Frank Sinatra Hall at the Norris Cinema Theatre Complex.


Alita: Battle Angel, Cold War, Minding the Gap, Greta, Captain Marvel, Us, Long Shot, Stuber, Avengers: Endgame, If Beale Street Could Talk, Roma, On the Basis of Sex, The Front Runner, First Man, The Old Man & the Gun, Science Fair.

Recent guests include: Jon Landau, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bing Liu, John Francis Daley, Barry Jenkins, Justin Hurwitz, Sarah Finn, Guillermo del Toro, Joe & Anthony Russo, Rick Carter, Jason Isaacs, Taika Waititi, Jason Reitman, Lee Unkrich, Alexander Payne, Ryan Coogler, Patricia Riggen, Damien Chazelle, Kevin Feige, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Scott, and JJ Abrams.



About Professor Leonard Maltin

Leonard Maltin is one of the country’s most respected film historians. After establishing himself with a series of definitive books, including the annual paperback reference Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, he became known to an even wider audience as the film critic and historian on the television show Entertainment Tonight, where he worked for thirty years. He currently hosts the weekly program Maltin on Movies for ReelzChannel and introduces movies on Comcast. His books include Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, The 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, The Great Movie Comedians, The Disney Films, The Art of the Cinematographer, Movie Comedy Teams, The Great American Broadcast, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide and Leonard Maltin’s Movie Encyclopedia.

He served two terms as President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and was appointed by the Librarian of Congress to sit on the Board of Directors of the National Film Preservation Foundation. He wrote, co-produced and hosted the popular Walt Disney Treasures DVD series, and has appeared on numerous television programs and documentaries. He holds court at his website,, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy.

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