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October 17, 2018, 6:30 P.M.
The Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The best intentions often come back to haunt you.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
Provided courtesy of Paramount Pictures. Rated PG-13. Running time: 147 minutes.
About the Guests
CHRISTOPHER MCQUARRIE (Writer, Director, Producer)
Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed and celebrated producer, director and Academy Award® winning screenwriter. His 1995 screenplay for “The Usual Suspects” garnered him the Academy Award® and the BAFTA Award for “Best Original Screenplay,” as well as the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Independent Spirit Award.
It has since been named one of the greatest screenplays of all time by the Writer’s Guild of America. McQuarrie’s directorial debut came in 2000 with “The Way of the Gun,” starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro and James Caan.
In 2008, he co-wrote and produced “Valkyrie,” starring Tom Cruise – a film which would lead to many McQuarrie-Cruise collaborations. They re-teamed in 2012 for McQuarrie’s sophomore directorial outing, “Jack Reacher.
” Within hours of completing the film, he was at work with Cruise again, this time re-writing the script for Doug Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow.” It was while working together on the sci-fi action film that Cruise suggested McQuarrie direct what would become “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
In 2017, McQuarrie and Cruise re-teamed again for Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the most successful installment of the franchise to date and the highest grossing film of their respective careers.
McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and in lieu of college, he spent the first five years school traveling and working at a detective agency. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. He currently resides in London.
JAKE MYERS (Producer)
Jake Myers has created a prodigious career for himself in Hollywood. Before Producing this years enormously successful Mission: Impossible – Fallout, he served as executive producer on Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Interstellar, the former being nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.
He also served as executive producer on The Revenant, which won three Oscars and was nominated for Best Picture. Myers first worked with Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise on Jack Reacher and went on to executive produce their collaboration Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Myers’ prior films as an executive producer include Red and Red 2, Man on a Ledge, Hollywoodland and Mikael Hafstrom’s 1408. He was Producer on Hafstrom’s Shanghai and a co-producer on Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm, as well as the features Brooklyn Babylon and Jump Tomorrow.
Myers’ began his career in the New York Independent film world.
He went on to work for Independent film powerhouse, Miramax, where his credits as a production executive include Chicago, The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D, Derailed, The Prophecy: Uprising, Dracula II: Ascension and Dracula III: Legacy, Ella Enchanted, Mimic: Sentinel, Darkness, Halloween: Resurrection and Dirty Pretty Things.
About the Large Format Cinema Club
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Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open EXCLUSIVELY to SCA alumni, students, staff, and faculty. Please bring a valid USC ID or print your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:00 P.M.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed 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.
Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre
Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(Entrance on 32nd Street)
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
Contest: Win Premiere Passes To
It’s a “go rogue or go home” situation for Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise, who is reprising his role as an IMF Agent in the 5th installment of the “Mission Impossible” series.
Yes, yes, y’all. It’s none other than Ethan Hunt.
Image source: Polygon
“Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation” will see the return of Tom Cruise as the famed spy Ethan Hunt, together with his team that is made up of William Brandt (played by Jeremy Renner), Benji Dunn (played by Simon Pegg), Ilsa Faust (played by Rebecca Ferguson), and Luther Stickell (played by Ving Rhames). Additional cast includes Sean Harris, America Olivio, Alec Baldwin, Simon McBurney, and Zhang Jingchu.
The plot of the movie is as follows:
The IMF agency comes under threat from the Syndicate, a near-mythical organization of assassins and rogue operatives who kill to order. Faced with the IMF’s disbandment, Ethan Hunt assembles his team for their final and most difficult mission —to prove the Syndicate’s existence and bring the organization down by any means necessary.
Thanks to our friends from UIP Malaysia, we will be giving away giving us some exclusive “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” premiere screening passes to our lucky readers.
Source: IMP Awards
Deets of the premiere screening are as follows:
- Date: 29th July 2015 (Wednesday)
- Time: 9:15pm
- Venue: GSC 1 Utama
To win the passes, all you gotta do is tell us:
- How many installments of the “Mission: Impossible” film series has there been to date?
- True or false: The “Mission: Impossible” films didn’t have titles until “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” in 2011.
- True or false: “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” is co-produced by lead actor Tom Cruise.
E-mail your answers with your details (Name, IC, Contact number) to [email protected]. Each winner walks away with 4 tickets per person. There are limited tickets and this will be a first-come-first-served basis.
Watch six Tom Cruise action films during Mission: Impossible Weekend
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Is there such a thing as too much Tom Cruise?
Find out during Mission: Impossible Weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image. The local cultural venue will screen all six “Mission: Impossible” movies that star the world-renowned, award-winning actor and Scientology promoter.
Tickets are $15, but seniors and students can attend for $11, and children (ages 3–17) only pay $9.
People of a certain age fell in love with “Mission: Impossible” in the 1960s and 1970s, when the brand was a television series featuring an impressive group of spies who pulled off outrageous capers such as overthrowing governments of small communist countries. But members of the following generation grew up watching Hollywood movies the television series. They star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an agent for the Impossible Missions Front, and Ving Rhames, who plays a computer mastermind.
The Mission: Impossible Weekend screenings are only the films and they’ll be presented in chronological order. The first one, which has the no frills title “Mission: Impossible,” is scheduled for Friday, May 24, at 7 p.m.
Hunt goes on a covert assignment with Jim Phelps, who is played by Jon Voight, in this 1996 Brian De Palma blockbuster. Phelps dies, and Hunt becomes a globetrotting fugitive as he’s the prime murder suspect.
With help from a hacker mastermind (Rhames), Hunt sneaks into a CIA building and obtains a confidential computer file that proves his innocence.
Not bad for a Friday night. Here’s the rest of the schedule.
“Mission: Impossible 2” (May 25, 2 p.m.) finds Cruise’s Hunt character in a struggle to thwart the release of a deadly German virus. However, he has to deal with a gang of international terrorists working for a madman who has stolen the cure. Released in 2000, John Woo is the director.
In “Mission: Impossible 3” (May 25, 4:30 p.m.), Hunt is pulled retirement – and away from a beautiful fiancée — to bring an arms dealer to justice. J.J. Abrams directed this 2006 release.
“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (May 25, 7 p.m.) begins with Cruise’s Hunt being unfairly blamed for a terrorist attack. Facing computer issues, the main character goes off the grid to clean his name and that of his agency.
Released in 2011, Brad Bird, who had only worked on animated films before this one, is the director. He tosses Cruise about a cartoon character with some spectacular stunts.
In one sequence, Cruise hangs off the side of Burj Khalifa, the world’s largest building.
“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” (May 26, 3 p.m.) pits Cruise’s Hunt against the Syndicate, a network of terrorists who want to establish a new world order. Hunt and his team join forces with a female British agent, introducing a new love interest into the mix. Christopher McQuarrie directed this 2015 movie.
“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (May 26, 6 p.m.) finds Hunt going after a new group of terrorists, the Apostles, who are planning a three-pronged, simultaneous attack on Jerusalem, Mecca, and the Vatican. This 2018 piece is the only one to feature a returning director, McQuarrie.
Mission: Impossible Weekend is part of the museum’s current See It Big! series, which presents classic films on the large screen. Each one has a new theme, and the current See It Big! is showing 32 action films, many of them in 35mm prints.
After Mission: Impossible Weekend, the recently restored “Police Story,” directed by and starring Jackie Chan, will hit the screen on June 1 and June 16.
Other scheduled movies include Michael Mann’s “Heat” and “Miami Vice,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “Point Break,” and a finale featuring “RoboCop,” “The Matrix,” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” over Fourth of July Weekend.
The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Image: Paramount Pictures