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Upcoming Events

OUTSIDE THE BOX [OFFICE]: Fall 2022
July 6, 2022 - December 14, 2022, Varied
USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] is a free, year-round film showcase of brand new movies, with a focus on independent, international, documentary, and genre cinema. The series draws from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain. Films are screened in facilities around the USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, including the Ray Stark Family Theatre, the Albert & Dana Broccoli Theatre, and the Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre. Please refer to individual film listings for venue and start time.

JOHN SINGLETON: A CELEBRATION
September 9, 2022 - April 19, 2023, 7:00 P.M.
Varied

Throughout the 2022/2023 academic year, Visions and Voices, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and the USC African American Cinema Society, will host a series of screenings honoring the life and career of trailblazing filmmaker, iconic Angeleno, and USC alumnus, John Singleton. Screenings will take place at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum, with conversations to follow featuring cast and crew.

The Actor's Director Workshop
December 3, 2022 - December 4, 2022, 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre @ The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Taught by actor/director Sheryl Lee and actor/writer/director Gary Hershberger, this workshop opens up deeper understanding of how artists can interact with each other, and move from controlling a performance… to finding the moment-to-moment truth together. We will explore creative techniques such as staying present, the magic of silence, the art of connecting, the power of vulnerability -- learning to understand not only the intentions of a script, but the language of the heart. Discover the most important aspect of filmmaking and performance -- the communication between directors and actors.

Animation Holiday Party
December 5, 2022, 4:00 pm
SCI 310, The Ganek Immersive Studio, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Hench Animation Faculty & Staff Holiday Party

¡VIVA MAESTRO!
December 5, 2022, 7:00 P.M.
Norris Cinema Theatre at the Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

When conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s international tours are disrupted by deadly protests across his native Venezuela, one of the world’s greatest and most beloved musicians faces the challenge of a lifetime —one that will deepen his commitment to the mentor who changed his life, upend relationships with friends and musicians he’s led since his teens, and test his belief in art’s transformative capacity. ¡VIVA MAESTRO!, the uplifting and timely new documentary from acclaimed director Ted Braun, follows Dudamel around the world as he responds to these unexpected and daunting obstacles with powerful music-making and an innovative and triumphant concert that celebrates the power of art to renew and unite.

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON: The 'Impossible' Location made possible with Virtual Production
December 6, 2022, 7:00 P.M.
Norris Cinema Theatre at the Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

House of the Dragon Executive Producer and Director Greg Yaitanes and Virtual Production Supervisor Ryan Beagan break down key sequences shot on The Volume. Hear about the challenges production faced and the solutions created by the team.

Council on Diversity & Inclusion Meeting
December 7, 2022, 3:00-4:30 pm
TBD

We hope to see you all at our Council on Diversity & Inclusion meeting on Wednesday, December 7th  at 3:00 p.m.  Our meetings are open to the SCA community and we highly encourage SCA students, staff, and faculty to attend. The meeting will . We will provide updates of council initiatives and provide space for a general community discussion. RSVP for meeting location.
 

Production Division Winter Party and Retirement Party
December 7, 2022, 5pm to 9pm
SCA Soundstage 2

Celebrate the holiday season with us and wish Mark Harris and Joe Wallenstein a great retirement.

LOAN WOLVES
December 7, 2022, 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

LOAN WOLVES is a feature documentary that follows Blake Zeff as he travels the country to uncover the effects of student loan debt and investigates WHO quietly snuck through two lines in the 1998 education bill, making student loans the only debt in America that can never be forgiven or erased through bankruptcy, contributing to the largest student loan debt crisis in history. Using personal stories and humor, Zeff ultimately uncovers and confronts the unimaginable culprit that set everything in motion. This is an unforgettable and revealing documentary about the secrets underlying America's democracy and featuring interviews with the nation’s most powerful politicians including Representative Ayanna Pressley, Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Chuck Schumer.

SR.
December 8, 2022, 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

From documentarian Chris Smith (American Movie) comes a lovingly irreverent portrait of the life, career, and last days of maverick filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., whose rebellious spirit infused decades of counterculture movie-making. Sr. widens the lens from Downey’s art to the life with which it was deeply intertwined, including an intimate examination of his relationship with son Robert Downey, Jr. Shot over the course of three years, the film truly honors Senior’s nonlinear, outlaw-life approach, including capturing his decision to embark on his own concurrent and final film project. Smith’s portrait of a family and an artist is a meditation on life that’s as surreal as it is sentimental, a celebration of making art with no rules that tosses out its own rule-book along the way.

Ambulance Chasers Screening & Wrap Party
December 10, 2022, 5pm
SCA 108

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BABY BOY
January 25, 2023, 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

Baby Boy is the powerful urban drama directed by John Singleton starring rap music superstars Tyrese Gibson and Snoop Dogg. With knockout performances from Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible II, Pulp Fiction, Con Air) and A.J. Johnson (Friday, House Party, The Players Club), Baby Boy is a tough, honest and unflinching look at modern urban life. Jody (Gibson) is a 20-year-old African American in South Central L.A. who is trying to live large but doesn't have a job. He's got two babies by two different women and still lives at home with his mother (Johnson). Growing up is tough on Jody, but a series of events involving his mother's new boyfriend Melvin (Rhames), his girlfriend Yvette (Taraji P. Henson) and her ex-con ex-boyfriend Rodney (Snoop Dogg), force him to learn lessons about living, loving and surviving as a man in the hood.

BRAINWASHED: SEX-POWER-CAMERA
February 7, 2023, 7:00 P.M.
Norris Cinema Theatre at the Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

In this eye-opening documentary, celebrated independent filmmaker Nina Menkes explores the sexual politics of cinematic shot design, drawing on hundreds of clips from iconic movies and interviews with an all-star cast of women and non-binary film industry professionals.

The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Terence Blanchard's CHAMPION
April 29, 2023, 12:00 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.
Norris Cinema Theatre at the Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his Fire Shut Up in My Bones triumphantly premiered with the company to universal acclaim in 2021–22. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past. Soprano Latonia Moore is Emelda Griffith, the boxer’s estranged mother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is the bar owner Kathy Hagan. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for Blanchard’s second Met premiere, also reuniting the director-and-choreographer team of James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.