December 5, 2021, 5:00 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 Juno Films invite you to attend
A Special In-Person Sneak Preview Screening of
Directed by Bille August
Screenplay by Christian Torpe
Produced by Jesper Morthorst and Karin Trolle
5:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 5th, 2021
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
George Lucas Building, School of Cinematic Arts Complex
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.
About The Pact
Aged 63 Karen Blixen is at the pinnacle of her fame and next in line to win the Nobel Prize for literature. It has been 17 years since she gave up her famous farm in Africa only to return to Denmark with her life in ruins. Devastated by syphilis and having lost the love of her life she has reinvented herself as a literary sensation. She is an isolated genius, however, until the day she meets a talented 30-year-old poet. She promises him literary stardom if he in return will obey her unconditionally even at the cost of him losing everything else in his life…
From the Academy Award and Palme D’or winning director Bille August comes the adaptation of the bestselling novel, Pagten; the story about world famous writer Karen Blixen. Blixen is best known for Out of Africa (1985), an account of her life while living in Kenya that was brought to the screen by Sydney Pollack in 1985 and won 7 Academy Awards. Bille August is the director behind the Oscar winning film Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and House of Spirits (1993), starring Meryl Streep. Recently Bille directed the period drama A Fortunate Man (2018).
In Danish with English subtitles, 115 minutes.
Karen Blixen’s authorship has always fascinated me, and likewise her charismatic, self-promoting and extravagant personality, especially expressed in her spectacular and odd relation to the young, promising and ambitious poet Thorkild Bjørnvig. What fascinates me in that relationship is the suggestive mutual dependency where they enter into a pact, a pact that means spiritual allegiance, but also has dramatic consequences for their nearest surroundings. But, as Blixen has promised Bjørnvig, the pact first and foremost means that he actually becomes a better writer. Because as she sees it, and as the film tries to tell, as a human you have an obligation to live out your potential. Everyone is endowed with a talent, and it is our job to live it out. Only that way you can be redeemed as a human being…
– Bille August
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Location of Campus Visit: Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, 900 W. 34th Street
Check-In & Reservations
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