September 14, 2011, 8:45 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Red Flag Releasing invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

We Were Here

Directed and Produced by David Weissman
Editor and Co-directed by Bill Weber

  8:45 P.M. on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, September 16th at Arclight Hollywood and Pasadena Playhouse 7

About We Were Here

We Were Here is the first documentary to take a reflective look back at the arrival and impact of
AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by the tragedy, and
how they eventually triumphed over the calamitous epidemic.
We Were Here, however, extends beyond the human toll of AIDS and the city of San Francisco
and speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a
community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.  It is the response to the
AIDS epidemic over the past 30 years that galvanized the gay community turning it into a powerful
political force that is currently fighting for – and winning - the battles for Marriage Equality and the
repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and why every progressive political organization takes a page from
the LGBT playbook. We Were Here is a powerful and emotional story about what we can
accomplish as human beings.  
Filmmakers David Weissman and Bill Weber co-directed the 2001 documentary, The Cockettes, chronicling San Francisco’s legendary theater troupe of hippies and drag queens,
1969 – 1972. We Were Here revisits the city a decade later, as its flourishing gay community is
hit with an unimaginable disaster. It tells the forgotten story of not only all the lives lost during this
time, but of those that lived, and their courageous and extraordinary achievement.

Provided courtesy of Red Flag Releasing. Not Rated. Running time: 90 minutes.

To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.


About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain. The weekly screenings will be on Wednesday and Sunday nights (and other select dates, as they arise) in the School of Cinematic Arts Complex, George Lucas Building.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the general public. Please bring a photo ID or print out of 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 8:40 P.M.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Free street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu
Phone: 213.740.2330