2 Fast 2 Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
Special guests: Post-screening conversation with Tyrese Gibson - actor, Neal Moritz - Producer/USC alumnus, Derek Haas - Co-Writer, Bobbi Banks and Greg Hedgepath - Supervising Sound Editors, and Warren Drummond - Storyboard Artist. Moderated by Manouchka Labouba - Academy Museum Research Assistant.
This smash hit sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001) takes leave of Dom Toretto and his family to follow Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), the LA cop who sacrificed his career to help his friend Dom escape justice. Given the chance to wipe his own criminal record clean, Brian teams up with his old friend Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) to infiltrate the organization of ruthless drug lord Carter Verone (Cole Hauser), while falling for undercover customs agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes). This film returned director John Singleton to the action-thriller genre of his 2000 Shaft reboot, and his high-energy sequel—with its mixture of light-hearted banter, increasingly over-the-top action sequences, and twisty plotting—helped set the template for the seven (and counting) sequels that followed. The film also introduced two performers who would become key members of the Furious “family”—Tyrese Gibson as Roman, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as race host Tej Parker.
This screening is in conjunction with John Singleton: A Celebration, a year-long retrospective hosted by USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and the USC African American Cinema Society, honoring the life and career of the iconic Angeleno, and USC alumnus, John Singleton.
More information about additional screenings and guest speakers can be found at http://cinema.usc.edu/JohnSingletonCelebration
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Friday, June 9
Guillermo del Toro presents Pan’s Labyrinth
Screening includes a conversation with Guillermo del Toro, cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, and actor Doug Jones.
The Big Chill
Honoring executive producer Marcia Nasatir. Introduction by writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, Scott Feinberg, Lucy Fisher, Piper Laurie, Anne Goursaud, and Mike Medavoy
Opening with the title card, “Once upon a time in South Central Los Angeles,” writer-director John Singleton’s sophomore feature Poetic Justice blends tragedy with romance for a searing portrait of a community rebuilding from the ashes.
Sat, Jun 11, 2022
A Trip to the Moon and Other Trips through Time and Space…with Serge Bromberg
Serge Bromberg introduces his most astounding discoveries and accompanies them on the piano, honoring the way they were first presented.
Saturday, July 30th 2022
The Last Unicorn
40th Anniversary Screening. In-person: screenwriter and author Peter S. Beagle and producer Michael Chase Walker.
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
Fri, Sep 30, 2022
Special guests: The Debbie Allen Dance Studio
Friday, January 27, 2023
Losing Ground @ 40
Introduction remarks by Nina Collins. Post-screening conversation with Julie Dash - Filmmaker, Dr. Jacqueline Stewart - Director and President of the Academy Museum, and Dr. Ariel Stevenson - Assistant Professor at USC.
Thursday, February 9, 2023
The Blue Rose of Forgetfulness
United States Premiere. Special guest: Introduction by director Lewis Klahr.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Lee Unkrich Presents The Shining
Special guest: Introduction and presentation by Lee Unkrich - director, animator and author of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
40th Anniversary Screening. Q&A with A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler, and Harry Hamlin.
Thu, May 4 | 7:30pm
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Post-screening Q&A with author Claire L. Evans, Electronic Resources Librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library Eileen Ybarra, and Associate Director of Reference and Public Services at the Margaret Herrick Library Elizabeth Youle.