LA HIJA NATURAL

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December 14, 2011, 7:00 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], Lineaespiral and islafilms invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

La Hija Natural (Love Child)

 
Written & Directed by Leticia Tonos
Produced by Angel Muniz and Zunilda Paniagua
 
Preceded by the documentary short The Tsumani and the Cherry Blossom, directed by Lucy Walker

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 
Dominican Republic’s official selection for the 84th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
 

About La Hija Natural (Love Child)

As a child, Maria was a simple and sensitive young girl with the strange habit of putting ladybugs in her mouth. After her mother dies in an accident, 18 year old Maria decides to look for the father she has never met. Maria travels to a nearby town taking what few belongings she has and a puzzling red dress her mother kept mysteriously hidden under her bed. Maria finds her father Joaquin living in a dark old house located in the middle of an abandoned banana plantation, which the locals claim to be haunted by spirits. He lives there with an enigmatic Haitian as his only companion. Having no one else in the world, she has no option but to stay with this drunken and recently widowed old man in this house where she will have to deal with the ghosts of the past that haunt them both.

35mm print provided courtesy of Lineaespiral and islafilms. Not rated. Running time: 97 minutes. In Spanish, with English subtitles.

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

 

About The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan's recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. A stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan's most beloved flower. Directed by Academy Award Nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker (Waste Land), featuring photography by Aaron Phillips and music by Moby.

Provided courtesy of Supply & Demand Integrated. Running time: 39 minutes.

Visit the Official Website at http://thetsunamiandthecherryblossom.com/

 

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 public. Please bring a valid 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 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking

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. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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