April 23, 2024, 7:30 P.M.

Norris Cinema Theatre at the Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, 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:


movie poster for Hard Ticket to Hawaii
Written & Directed by Andy Sidaris
Produced by Arlene Sidaris

Followed by a Q&A with Producer Arlene Sidaris

7:30 P.M. on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

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



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

For the full calendar of screenings, visit:

About Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)

“Imagine James Bond directed by Russ Meyer. HARD TICKET continues Andy and Arlene Sidaris’ subversion of standard gender roles, with women depicted as strong, resourceful and brave.” —NOTCOMING.COM

Get your genre audience PUMPED UP like you’ve never seen before with this unbelievable party movie—presented in a brand-new 4K restoration from AGFA!

Bullets! Bikinis!! Radioactive pythons exploding out of toilets!!! No film captures the playful chaos of action cinema’s golden age like director Andy and producer Arlene Sidaris’ undisputed masterpiece. An inexhaustible geyser of top-notch sex and violence, HARD TICKET TO HAWAII exists beyond entertainment’s maximum limits. The Agency is a tough-as-nails, tech-savvy squad of physically ideal humans (led by Playboy icon Dona Speir and “Bold and the Beautiful” soap legend Ronn Moss) who defend Hawaii’s Molokai Island from diamond smugglers, narcotics slingers, and a skateboarding maniac armed with an inflatable sex doll. Tirelessly and shirtlessly, they deal out homicidal justice at every turn—unleashing helicopters, motorcycles, and deadly frisbees to ensure the safety of every bronzed boytoy and babe on the beach. If you see only two movies in your lifetime, it should be because you watched this twice.

Provided courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive. Running time: 96 minutes.


Man and woman with bazooka aiming guns Snake popping up from a toilet hissing

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

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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 7:00 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.


On-campus parking at the University of Southern California is limited. We recommend buying a day pass for the Royal Street Structure, located at the intersection of Royal Street and W. Jefferson Blvd. Parking passes are $20/car. For more information about parking at USC, please visit USC Transportation Website:


Contact Information

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