December 12, 2011, 3:00 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], Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions invite you and a guest to a special screening of
Followed by a Q&A with J.C. Chandor
3:00 P.M. on Monday, December 12th, 2011
The Ray Stark Family Theatre
George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
About Margin Call
Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during the first 24-hours of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Writer/director J.C. Chandor’s enthralling first feature is a stark and bravely authentic portrayal of the financial industry and its denizens as they confront the decisions that shape our global future. Starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker and Mary McDonnell, with Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci.
Provided courtesy of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Rated R. Running time: 106 minutes.
About J.C. CHANDOR (Writer/Director)
J.C. Chandor has honed his own subtle yet distinct narrative voice and vision over the past fifteen years through directing, producing, and writing award-winning documentaries, commercials, and narrative films.
His commercial work has included projects for a long list of clients including: Subaru Motors of America, Red Bull Racing, Major League Soccer, BMW-Oracle Racing, America Online, DC Shoes, and Carhartt Outdoor Clothing.
His notable documentary credits include directing and producing a six-part concert film series for AOL/Warner Bros. featuring Sting, Elton John, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Beck; and directing the pilot episode of the “People of” series, “People of Power” (2003).
In addition to Margin Call, his narrative writing/directing credits include the short film “Despacito” (2004) starring Will Arnett. His narrative writing credits include a feature length project, “Every Fifth House” that was developed by the Telefilm Canada writers program. He is currently under contract to Warner Bros. on a two-picture writing deal, the first of which is an international thriller being developed by Appian Way with producers Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Kiloran as a potential starring vehicle for DiCaprio.
Chandor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in America Studies and Film Studies from The College of Wooster in Ohio and studied film production at New York University. He grew up in the suburbs of New York City and London, England and currently lives in Providence, RI with his wife, painter Cameron Goodyear, their five-year-old daughter and nine month-old son.
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 2:30 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.
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.
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