0s & 1s (ZEROS AND ONES)

October 16, 2011, 5:00 P.M.

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


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

0s & 1s (Zeros & Ones)

Directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko
Written by Eugene Kotlyarenko, Michael Shifflett and Morgan Krantz, Produced by Michael Shifflett
Followed by a Q&A with Eugene Kotlyarenko & Morgan Krantz

5:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 16th, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre
, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


About 0s & 1s (Zeros & Ones)

Los Angeles, 2006. Life is Easy 2.0 for James Pongo (Morgan Krantz). He has a cushy job, a busy social life and an alluring love interest all through the click of a mouse. But when he wakes up after a night of reckless partying to discover that his computer is missing, James' hyper-connected reality takes a nosedive. This sends him on a picaresque journey of interrogations and humiliations with the suburban losers he left behind. Told entirely through the websites, programs, games and social networks that make up our daily computer lives, 0s & 1s uses James Pongo's nihilistic adventure to question our growing dependency on these alternate digital realities.

Provided courtesy of YGK. Not rated. Running time: 83 minutes.

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


Director's Statement

The predominant screen of our time sits on our laps and desks, 3 feet away from our eyes. We spend 1...2...4...10 hours a day on the computer; moving around windows, listening to music, processing opinions, looking at others' adventures, uncovering info, making faraway friends, doing vanity searches, buying stuff, writing messages and entries and documents.

This is our behavior. For better or worse, this is our life. All of it is now natural. No one gets confused as they sit in front of the computer and see and click and process everything, all at once. It becomes intuitive. It becomes a common language.

Why not acknowledge that we are speaking this new language? Why not use this new language to tell a story? Why not tell the story on that other screen? That 20th century screen, the big silvery one, the one people go to and get their stories in one epic serving.

0s & 1s is the new way to tell that story. 0s & 1s is the story that's going up on that big silvery screen.

-- Eugene Kotlyarenko

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 4:30 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