MEMBERSHIP and MEMBERS-ONLY special screenings

“For me, one of the biggest thrills at the USA Film Festival was meeting the great Audrey Hepburn.”
--Steve Casey, USAFF Member since 1970s

“One of the most powerful experiences I have ever had in a theater was at the USA Film Festival screening of the film RESTREPO, presented by filmmaker Tim Hetherington and soldiers from the actual unit in Afghanistan where the documentary was filmed. Several of the stationed soldiers’ family members were also in the audience that night. I will never forget the experience and the feelings we all shared.”
--Suzanne Felber, USAFF Member since 1984

“Thank you for staging the Tribute to Studio Ghibli in January.  Seeing all of my favorite anime films from the past twenty-five years on the BIG screen in brand new 35mm prints was just incredible – and getting to see the U.S. premiere of THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY was amazing!”
--Paul J. Tran, USAFF Member since 2004

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS -- Members receive FREE sneak-preview screenings of films every month (tickets for two) before they open in area theaters, as well as Receptions with celebrity guests and VIP Reserved Seating!


We host screenings and programs every month -- Join us!


The following programs were FREE to USAFF Members:

September 2014 
THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU
PRIDE


August 2014
 
ARE YOU HERE
WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL


July 2014
 
LIFE ITSELF
THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY


June 2014 
LA BARE with director Joe Manganiello and producer Nick Manganiello in attendance
WORDS AND PICTURES

March 2014

DRAFT DAY
MILLION DOLLAR ARM
JODOROWSKY'S DUNE 
with director Frank Pavich in attendance

February 2014 
IN SECRET


January 2014 
GIMMER SHELTER with Vanessa Hudgens, writer/director Ron Kraus and Kathy Difiore in attendance


December 2013
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

November 2013

SAVING MR. BANKS

October 2013
KILL YOUR DARLINGS with writer/director John Krokidas in attendance
DELIVERY MAN
ABOUT TIME

September 2013
PULLING STRINGS with actor Jaime Camil in attendance
THE FIFTH ESTATE
GRAVITY


August 2013
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US with director Morgan Spurlock in attendance
IN A WORLD... with writer/director Lake Bell in attendance

July 2013
GIRL MOST LIKELY

June 2013
FILL THE VOID
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING



May 2013
THE GREAT GATSBY with Members reception


March 2013
42 with Chadwick Boseman in attendance


February 2013
EMPEROR
RIO BRAVO with Angie Dickinson in attendance / TCM Road to Hollywood 

January 2013
STAND UP GUYS


December 2012
GANGSTER SQUAD with champagne reception for Members
BARBARA
PROMISED LAND
LES MISERABLES 

November 2012
A LATE QUARTET with pre-screening reception for USAFF Members
HITCHCOCK with special guest writer Stephen Rebello
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

October 2012
ARGO
THE SESSIONS
THE PAPERBOY
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
LINCOLN
CLOUD ATLAS

September 2012
An Evening with Stephen Tobolowsky celebrating his new book THE DANGEROUS ANIMALS CLUB
TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS

August 2012
THE IMPOSTER
ARBITRAGE

June 2012
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
PEOPLE LIKE US presented by actor Chris Pine and writer/director Alex Kurtzman

May 2012
MOONRISE KINGDOM

April 2012
THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS with director Peter Lord

March 2012
LE HAVRE

January 2012

IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE

November 2011

WAR HORSE with satellite Q&A with Steven Spielberg
MELANCHOLIA
HAPPY FEET TWO

Special presentations
ALEXANDER PAYNE RETROSPECTIVE plus preview screening of THE DESCENDANTS
TRIBUTE TO PIPER LAURIE with 35th anniversary screening of CARRIE

October 2011

PUSS IN BOOTS presented by Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas (Reception for USAFF Patron members)
TOAST

Special presentation
SEASON 2 PREMIERE OF “THE WALKING DEAD”

September 2011

50/50 presented by actor Anna Kendrick
THE WAY presented by writer/director Emilio Estevez and actor Martin Sheen
ALL SHE CAN

August 2011

DRIVE presented by writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn
SENNA
10th ANNIVERSARY ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - Free screenings to celebrate

July 2011
THE HELP presented by director Tate Taylor and actor Octavia Spencer

 

Selection of Past Preview Screenings with Filmmaker Guests

THE CONSPIRATOR
JANE EYRE
THE LAST LIONS
presented by filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert
BIUTIFUL
THE TOURIST
with reception for Patron members
CONVICTION presented by actor Juliet Lewis and subject Betty Anne Waters
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS
BURLESQUE UNDRESSED with Immodesty Blaize, Perle Noire, Dirty Martini and other performers in attendance
RESTREPO presented by co-director Tim Hetherington and U.S. soldiers in attendance
MONICA AND DAVID presented by director Alexandra Codina
COOL IT presented by economist Bjorn Lomborg
THE LOVELY BONES
HAPPY TEARS
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
HOLY ROLLERS
EAT PRAY LOVE
MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT
NEVER LET ME GO
THE TOWN
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE
THE WRESTLER
SUNSHINE CLEANING
THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD
EARTH
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
(40th Anniversary) with Gerald Kolpan (author of “Etta: A Novel”) in attendance
THE HANGOVER
LOVELY BY SURPRISE
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
REVANCHE
HUMPDAY
JULIE & JULIA
ELECTION
SUGAR AND SPICE
BRIGHT STAR
FREE STYLE
THE BLIND SIDE
presented by writer/director John Lee Hancock
UP IN THE AIR
CRAZY HEART
IN BRUGES
presented by director/writer Martin McDonagh
PENELOPE
MARRIED LIFE
presented by actor Chris Cooper
STOP-LOSS presented by director/writer Kimberly Pierce and actor Victor Rasuk
SLEEPWALKING
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
presented by actor Matthew Goode
TELL NO ONE
GHOST TOWN
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS
presented by writer/director Mark Herman and author John Boyne
TROUBLE THE WATER
presented by co-directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
VALKYRIE
PAN’S LABYRINTH
PRIDE
REIGN OVER ME
DEATH AT A FUNERAL
presented by director Frank Oz and actor Alan Tudyk
STARDUST
GOYA’S GHOSTS
presented by director Milos Forman
NO RESERVATIONS
TALK TO ME
RESCUE DAWN
AS YOU LIKE IT
3:10 TO YUMA presented by actor Peter Fonda
FEAST OF LOVE
THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE
RESERVATION ROAD presented by director Terry George
GONE BABY GONE
BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD
ROMANCE AND CIGARETTES
presented by writer/director John Turturro
JUNO
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
LORD OF WAR presented by writer/director Andrew Niccol
CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN presented by director John Madden
ONE TRUE THING presented by actor Renee Zellweger
THIRTEEN DAYS presented by actor Bruce Greenwood
THE GREAT GATSBY presented by director Robert Markowitz
DR. T & THE WOMEN presented by director Robert Altman, actor Janine Turner, screenwriter Anne Rapp and composer Lyle Lovett
THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT presented by actor James Cromwell and Larry Flynt
HAPPINESS presented by actor Dylan Baker
GODS AND MONSTERS presented by actor Lynn Redgrave
EXOTICA presented by director Atom Egoyan
LOVE IS THE DEVIL presented by actor Derek Jacobi
WASHINGTON SQUARE presented by director Agneiszka Holland
PAN’S LABYRINTH
THE NEW WORLD
A GOOD YEAR
COPYING BEETHOVEN
PERFUME: STORY OF A MURDERER
DREAMGIRLS
CATCH A FIRE
presented by director Phillip Noyce and actor Derek Luke
THE QUEEN presented by actor Michael Sheen
LITTLE CHILDREN
THE GUARDIAN
FLYBOYS
THE ILLUSIONIST
presented by writer/director Neil Burger
HOLLYWOODLAND presented by writer/director Allen Coulter
INVINCIBLE
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
BOFFO – TINSELTOWN’S BOMBS AND BLOCKBUSTERS
DON’T COME KNOCKING presented by co-writer/director Wim Wenders
WATER presented by writer/director Deepa Mehta
AKEELAH AND THE BEE presented by writer/director Doug Atchison and actor Keke Palmer
OVER THE HEDGE presented by producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, actor Wanda Sykes, co-director Tim Johnson, and animator Igor Lodeiro
ASK THE DUST presented by writer/director Robert Towne
TSOTSI presented by writer/director Gavin Hood
CASANOVA
FUN WITH DICK AND JANE
GLORY ROAD presented by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, actors Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Mehcad Brooks and Al Shearer
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE presented by director Joe Wright
DREAMER presented by actor Dakota Fanning
SHOPGIRL
ICONOCLASTS
KISSING JESSICA STEIN
presented by co-writer/director/actor Jennifer Westfeldt and co-writer/actor Heather Juergensen
JUST LIKE HEAVEN
IN HER SHOES
THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED
presented by director Bill Paxton, actor Shia LaBeouf and writer/producer Mark Frost
THE PRIZEWINNER OF DEFIANCE, OHIO presented by director Jane Anderson
LITTLE MANHATTAN
RED EYE
HAPPY ENDINGS
presented by writer/director Don Roos
THE ISLAND
THE CONSTANT GARDENER
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE
UP FOR GRABS
FUNNY HA HA
MANTLE
HUSTLE AND FLOW
EMPIRE FALLS
MILLIONS
presented by writer/director Danny Boyle
THE UPSIDE OF ANGER
THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE
THE PACIFIER
MIRACLE
WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON
THE FOG OF WAR
presented by director Errol Morris
BEYOND THE SEA presented by director/co-writer/actor Kevin Spacey
SPANGLISH
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT
presented by actor Gaspard Ulliel
ALEXANDER
SAW presented by writer/director James Wan and co-writer/co-star Leigh Whannell
VERA DRAKE
LADDER 49
presented with several actors from the film
SHAUN OF THE DEAD
DANNY DECKCHAIR
LITTLE BLACK BOOK
THE TERMINAL
CONTROL ROOM
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
ANGELIKA PLANO GRAND OPENING – 5 FILMS
AMERICA’S HEART AND SOUL
RAISING HELEN
LAWS OF ATTRACTION
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
INTERMISSION
HIDALGO
GINGER AND CINNAMON
SOUL FOOD
CALENDAR GIRLS
IN AMERICA
presented by director Jim Sheridan
MONA LISA SMILE
BIG FISH
HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG
presented by director Vadim Perelman and novelist Andres Dubus III
21 GRAMS
LOVE ACTUALLY
MAMBO ITALIANO
DOPAMINE
presented by writer/director Tim Breitback and actor John Livingston
RADIO
SYLVIA
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
(ANNIVERSARY SCREENING) presented by director Tobe Hooper
IN THIS WORLD
SECONDHAND LIONS
presented by actor Haley Joel Osment and director Tim McCanlies
SCARFACE
THE HUMAN STAIN
presented by director Robert Benton
HEROIC GRACE/ MARTIAL ARTS ASIAN TRIBUTE with actor Cheng Pei Pei
CAMP
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BED
THIRTEEN presented by director Catherine Hardwick
FREAKY FRIDAY
RIVERS AND TIDES
CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS presented by director Andrew Jarecki
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
HARD WORD
MASKED AND ANONYMOUS
WHALE RIDER
OUT OF ORDER
MADE UP presented by actor and producers Brooke Adams and Lynne Adams
A MIGHTY WIND
ALL THE REAL GIRLS
NOWHERE IN AFRICA
HOLES presented by director Andrew Davis and author Louis Sachar
SHANGHAI GHETTO
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM presented by director Gurinder Chadha
OLD SCHOOL
GOOD FENCES
THE GUYS
THE PIANIST