On March 27th, 2018, Twentieth Century Fox’s venerable Planet of the Apes series will officially turn 50 years old. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the studio will be participating in a variety of anniversary events. One of those events will come in the form of an official exhibit and film retrospective at University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles.
The official website for Planet of the Apes was updated today with the announcement that USC exhibit will feature, “a vast collection of props, costumes, photos, posters and artwork.” The showcase will also consist of screenings and panels, including a screening of the 1968 film and a panel discussion featuring Linda Harrison, Matt Reeves, Rupert Wyatt, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver on the legacy of the franchise. “50 Years of Planet of the Apes” will run from February 9th to May 13th, 2018. The exhibit will be open to the public and admission will be free.
Alex Ago, the Director of Programming and Special Projects at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, had the following to say about the upcoming exhibit:
“We enthusiastically welcome this retrospective as it offers such a broad yet intimate look at the enduring Planet of the Apes universe. At SCA, we encourage our students to learn from timeless classics as they endeavor to shape the future of film and media, and the still mounting success of Planet of the Apes is a testament to the power and longevity that film can possess.”
Beth Goss, 20th Century Fox Film’s Chief Brand Officer, commented on the studio’s collaboration with USC to commemorate this monumental event:
“Planet of the Apes is a game-changing series and one of the crown jewels of mainstream cinema… it continues to be at the forefront of pioneering filmmaking. We’re delighted to launch our year of celebration in partnership with USC.”
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on Planet of the Apes anniversary events as soon as they break!