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CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium Fall 2020

August 20, 2020 - November 19, 2020, Thursday nights from 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Live on ZOOM

The SCA Division of Cinema and Media Studies Invites
USC Students of ALL MAJORS to Register for the
Fall 2020 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.

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This Fall 2020 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 will have exclusive Q&As online with the creative teams behind the films being released in Fall 2020. The class is taught by film critic LEONARD MALTIN and meets every Thursday night online from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. on Zoom.


The Half of It, Tigertail, Miss Americana: Taylor Swift, Sergio, Uncorked, Lost Girls, Knives Out, Marriage Story, Frozen II, Queen & Slim, Little Women, Dolemite is My Name, Gemini Man, Ad Astra, Birds of Prey, and Onward.

Recent guests include: Alice Wu, Prentice Penny, Wagner Moura, Lana Wilson, Courtney B. Vance, Liz Garbus, Barry Jenkins, Chloe Grace Moretz, Joe & Anthony Russo, Guillermo del Toro, Benedict Wong, Zazie Beetz, Errol Morris, James Gray, Melina Matsoukas, Rian Johnson, Damien Chazelle, Taika Waititi, Lee Unkrich, JJ Abrams, Ryan Coogler, Sylvester Stallone, Patricia Riggen, and Kevin Feige.



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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