The Visions and Voices Initiative emphasizes USC's commitment to interdisciplinary approaches. Check out the spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university.
The USC Pacific Asia Museum hosts a collection of over 15,000 objects, spanning more than five thousand years, that include rare examples of art and ethnographic objects from Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Independent, rebellious and extreme, the late Dennis Hopper is beloved for his work as an actor and director in cult films. As part of a multi-event tribute to Hopper, we will screen Apocalypse Now (1979)—the heavily Academy Award–nominated film that polarized audiences and depicted the Vietnam war as a descent into primal madness.
Independent, rebellious and extreme, the late Dennis Hopper is beloved for his work as an actor and director in cult films. As part of a multi-event tribute to Hopper, we will screen Blue Velvet (1986)—a hallucinatory mystery-thriller that probes beneath the surface of suburban American to discover violence, corruption, crime and more.
One of the most prolific Latino artists of our time, Rita Moreno has won all of the entertainment industry’s most prestigious awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. See her Academy Award– and Golden Globe–winning performance in West Side Story (1961), the classic musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
One of the most prolific Latino artists of our time, Rita Moreno has won the entertainment industry’s most prestigious awards—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony—for iconic performances such as Anita in West Side Story. Join us for an evening celebrating the life and work of this extraordinary entertainer.
U.S./Japan-based Eleven Arts, Inc., and its producer/director Ko Mori, True Heart Films and director Tamara Ruppart along with critically acclaimed transnational U.S.-Japan writer Velina Hasu Houston are producing a live-action film about poet Ono no Komachi titled, “Path of Dreams,” with a screenplay written by Houston. Ms. Ruppart, Mr. Mori, and Dr. Houston will discuss their creative project and their inspirations at this event. In addition, they will share poetry written by Komachi read by acclaimed actress Tamlyn Tomita.
Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, was a reluctant leader but never-shy voice of the 1990s riot grrrl movement. The Punk Singer, a documentary by Sini Anderson, tours twenty years of Hanna’s life and career through archival footage and intimate interviews.
Independent, rebellious and extreme, the late Dennis Hopper is beloved for his work as an actor and director in cult films. As part of a multi-event tribute to Hopper, we will screen The Last Movie (1971)—a notorious bomb upon release that has since been revisited with an admiring eye by critics and audiences alike.
Join us for a 50th-anniversary screening of Akira Kurosawa’s Red Beard. Set in a public hospital serving the indigent in rural, feudal Japan, the film stars Toshiro Mifune and asks profound humanist and existential questions relating to social injustice.