15 YEARS OF AGFA Presents: TERMINAL USA and INDECENT DESIRES Double Feature

April 22, 2024, 7:00 P.M.

The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and the American Genre Film Archive
invite you and a guest to attend
 

15 YEARS OF AGFA Presents a Double Feature of:

TERMINAL USA (1993)

directed by Jon Moritsugu

&

INDECENT DESIRES (1968)

directed by Doris Wishman

Poster for Terminal USAPoster for Indecent Desires
7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 22nd, 2024

The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119
Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

There will be a brief intermission after Terminal USA, and Indecent Desires will begin at 8:15p.

This screening is presented as part of
15 YEARS OF AGFA
April 15th - 29th, 2024 @ USC

For the full calendar of screenings, visit:
http://cinema.usc.edu/15YearsOfAGFA
 

About Terminal USA (1993)


Holly (Jenny Woo), Marvin (writer/director Jon Moritsugu), and Katzumi (Moritsugu again) are average Asian-American teenage siblings with not-so-average predilections for backstabbing, kinky sex, and drug-fueled freakouts. Neglected by their parents, the kids turn to outside “help” (including the scene-stealing Amy Davis, Moritsugu’s wife and longtime collaborator) in order to escape their bored existence. Naturally, this leads to gore killings, sex tapes, and the most hilarious phone conversations ever captured on 16mm film. A candy-colored hellscape that feels like an episode of STRANGERS WITH CANDY that was filmed by Dario Argento during a three-day acid bender, Jon Moritsugu's TERMINAL USA is a crucial piece of 1990s alternative cinema—smart, shocking, and one of the most deranged films to ever be funded by American taxpayers. This is the film HEATHERS wished it could be.

Provided courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive. Running time: 60 minutes.

https://www.americangenrefilm.com/theatrical-film-catalog/the-movie-orgy/

Still from Terminal USAStill from Terminal USA

About Indecent Desires (1968)


"Rightly stands behind DOUBLE AGENT 73 and A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER as an archetypal Doris Wishman experience." —Joseph A. Ziemba, BLEEDING SKULL!

No one will ever make movies like Doris Wishman made movies. One of the most prolific women filmmakers in the history of American cinema, writer-director-editor Wishman created DIY collisions between surrealism and exploitation that feel like they materialized from an alternate universe. INDECENT DESIRES—Wishman's horror-tinged, sexploitation mindwarp and a crown jewel in her ultra-prolific career—follows Zeb (Michael Alaimo) as he discovers a doll and ring with voodoo-like powers in a trashcan, allowing him to control the sensations experienced by Ann (Sharon Kent). Perverse, dreamlike, and surprisingly complex, INDECENT DESIRES has been newly restored in 2K from its original 35mm camera negative.

Provided courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive. Running time: 75 minutes.

https://www.americangenrefilm.com/theatrical-film-catalog/indecent-desires/

Still from Indecent DesiresAtill of Indecent Desires

About 15 Years of AGFA


Formed in 2009, the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) is an Austin, TX-based non-profit committed to preserving both the legacy of genre film and the theatrical experience itself. Through collection, conservation and distribution, AGFA has rescued over 100 feature films from the void. Housing theatrical and video distribution arms, a 4K film scanner and over six thousand 35mm prints, AGFA will never rest until genre movies rule the world.

Join us for an expansive series of screenings based upon some of AGFA’s favorite in-house projects, including the works of exploitation film pioneer Doris Wishman, underground trash-art king Jon Moritsugu, Riot Grrrl icon Sarah Jacobson, found-footage founder Joe Dante and the world restoration premiere of Dave Markey’s ‘80s L.A. punk rock opus Desperate Teenage Lovedolls.

About Outside the Box [Office]


Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. The series draws from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here

To SUBSCRIBE to our MAILING LIST for upcoming free screenings and events, e-mail the word "Subscribe" to: aago@cinema.usc.edu

 

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.

Parking

NO STUDENT, STAFF, FACULTY OR THEATER PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE ROBERT ZEMECKIS CENTER.

We recommend Parking in the USC Shrine Parking Structure, located 686 W 32nd St. Parking passes may be purchased at the gate. Metered street parking is also available along 32nd street.

The USC Robert Zemeckis Center is located at 3131 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90007, one block north of Parking Structure D, on the North side of the Shrine Auditorium. The RZC entrance is located at the rear of the building, behind the red fence on 32nd St.

Contact Information

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