WIFE OF A SPY
September 22, 2021, 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 Kino Lorber invite you and a guest to attend
A Special In-Person Sneak Preview Screening of
WIFE OF A SPY
**Winner: Silver Lion (Best Director) – Venice Film Festival**
A Film by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Co-written by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
7:00 P.M. PDT on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
George Lucas Building, School of Cinematic Arts
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO ALL USC STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF,
ALUMNI, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
ALL GUESTS MUST COMPLETE A TROJAN CHECK CAMPUS DAY PASS ONLINE IN ORDER TO ENTER CAMPUS AND BE ADMITTED INTO THE THEATER -- MORE DETAILS BELOW.
This event will require masks for all attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated. Anyone refusing to comply with mask requirements is subject to removal from the event.
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Opens at Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles - September 24
About Wife of a Spy
Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) won the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the Venice Film Festival for this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller shot in stunning 8K. The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issey Takahashi, Kill Bill) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed. Meanwhile, his wife Satoko (Japan Society’s 2021 Honoree Yû Aoi) receives a visit from her childhood friend, now a military policeman. He warns her about Yusaku’s seditious ways and reveals that a woman her husband brought back from his trip has died. Satoko confronts Yusaku, but when she discovers his true intentions, she is torn between loyalty to her husband, the life they have built, and the country they call home.
“Kiyoshi Kurosawa's best movie in years… Another unexpected pivot from a filmmaker who’s never liked putting one foot in front of the other.” – David Ehrlich, Indiewire
“An absorbing, exotic, well-paced thriller.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
“One of Kurosawa's most purely enjoyable entertainments… powered by Yu Aoi’s bravura performance." – Guy Lodge, Variety
“A period drama with distinct Hitchcockian overtones... in the vintage of Suspicion and Notorious.” – Jonathan Romney, Screen International
Running time: 115 minutes. In Japanese and English, with English subtitles.
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Location of Campus Visit: Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, 900 W. 34th Street
Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. A reservation confirmation 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.
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