October 23, 2011, 1:00 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], Spotlight Media Productions and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles invite you and a guest to a special screening of

The Sandman

Written & Directed by Peter Luisi
Produced by David Luisi and Peter Luisi

Followed by a Q&A with Peter Luisi

1:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

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


About The Sandman

One fine morning, Benno finds sand in his bed. While he tries to ignore this at first, he soon must realize that he himself is losing the sand. Day after day the sand increases and soon his time literally starts running short. Finally he is left no choice but to ask Sandra for help, who runs a small coffee shop under his apartment. Although Benno hates her with a passion, he started having dreams of her every night. What could Sandra and the dreams have to do with the sand?

Provided courtesy of Spotlight Media Productions and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles. Not rated. Running time: 88 minutes. In Swiss-German and German, with English subtitles.

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


Director's Statement

The Sandman is a modern fairy tale. It is about the discrepancy between what every person
could be and what he or she actually is. A filmmaker should to try to make the films that he or
she wants to see. I like entertaining movies that that also manage to inspire a little bit. That
is why I am a filmmaker, to keep trying to achieve this.

-- Peter Luisi

About the Guest

PETER LUISI (Writer/Director/Producer) has attracted attention with his feature films Verflixt Verliebt, Love Made Easy and The Sandman, as well as being co-author of Fredi Murer’s Vitus. His films have received the Zurich Film Prize, 8 nominations for the Swiss Film Prize in different categories, the Grant Award and Audience Prize at the Max Ophül Film Festival as well as numerous other prizes.

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 12:30 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