October 2, 2011, 12:00 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 eFootage Films invite you & a guest to a special screening of

Katrina Cop in the Superdome

Directed and Edited by Paul Lisy
Produced by Paul Lisy and Marc J. Spears
Followed by a Q&A with Paul Lisy

12:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

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


About Katrina Cop in the Superdome

This film explores the experiences in 2005 of Rhett Charles, a black member of the New Orleans Police Department, and other New Orleans residents during their stay in the Louisiana Superdome during and after Hurricane Katrina struck.

As conditions steadily worsen during the course of his residence in the Dome, officer Rhett describes some of the difficult choices the police force had to make, and several challenging circumstances he faced.  

Issues of blame and personal responsibility are also addressed by those who went through a week in a place some called “worse than hell”.

Provided courtesy of eFootage Films. Not rated. Running time: 82 minutes.

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


About the Guest

PAUL LISY (Director, Producer, Editor)

Paul is a graduate of NYU for film (Tisch School of the Arts). He has worked as a story analyst for numerous film studios and production companies and has been a executive producer and co-producer on PBS and History Channel programming. Paul Lisy co-owns eFootage.com - a stock footage provider and fledgling production company. Katrina Cop In The Superdome is his first directorial effort.

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 11:30 A.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