Freaks and Geeks: A Series Retrospective

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Every Sunday from January 26, 2014 to April 6, 2014
University Park Campus
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre (NCT) (Map)
Frank Sinatra Hall
free

Join us for a complete series retrospective of the influential but short-lived NBC comedy series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000). Following each screening, members of the cast and crew will talk about working within the network system and the continuing impact of Freaks and Geeks in comedy.

The USC School of Cinematic Arts will host a complete series retrospective of the influential but short-lived NBC comedy series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000). In addition to launching the careers of then unknowns Jason Segel, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini, Rashida Jones, Lizzy Caplan, Ben Foster and many others, the series was a key collaboration between USC alumni Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, who later created the hit feature film Bridesmaids. The retrospective will spread out screenings of all eighteen episodes of the show across four Sundays, with each screening followed by a panel discussion with members of the cast and crew that will cover writing, casting, marketing, producing within the network system and the continuing impact of Freaks and Geeks on both television and feature-film comedies.

Screening Schedule:
Sunday, January 26, 3 p.m.: Episodes 1-4

Sunday, February 23, 2 p.m.: Episodes 5-9

Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m.: Episodes 10-14

Sunday, April 6, 3 p.m.: Episodes 15-18 

Organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts. RSVP at http://cinema.usc.edu/FreaksAndGeeks.