KILL LIST

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February 1, 2012, 9:00 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 IFC Midnight invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Kill List

 
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Written by Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump
Produced by Claire Jones and Andy Starke
 
Followed by a Q&A with Ben Wheatley

9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

2011 BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS WIN:
MICHAEL SMILEY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

2011 BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR
BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCREENPLAY,  BEST ACTRESS, BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

FESTIVALS:
2011 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL
2011 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2011 AFI FILM FESTIVAL
2011 SITGES FILM FESTIVAL: WINNER SILVER MÉLIÈS FOR BEST
EUROPEAN MOTION PICTURE

Opens in NY & LA on Friday, February 3rd

About Kill List

Eight months after a botched job in Kiev, Jay (Neil Maskell) is an out-of-work hitman with no job, money, health insurance and a wife constantly on his case. But when his business partner Gal (Michael Smiley) comes over for dinner and pressures Jay into taking a new assignment, Jay quickly finds himself back in the game with the promise of a big payoff after three assassinations. Although the hits start off without incident, soon things begin to unravel and Jay's paranoia reveals itself  as he is plunged into the heart of darkness.

The second feature from British director Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace), Kill List (which premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival) features incredibly natural rich performances, jet black humor and nail-biting suspense that work to keep the audience always off-guard. Moving from kitchen-sink drama to character study to crime thriller, Kill Lists ends up at something more fundamentally profound and wonderfully disturbing.

Provided courtesy of IFC Midnight. Not Rated. Running time: 95 minutes.

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

 

About the Guest

BEN WHEATLEY (Director, Co-Writer)

Ben Wheatley’s debut film Down Terrace won numerous awards, including Best Feature at Fantastic Fest, Raindance and Boston, and played major film festivals throughout the world. (Moma NYC, Rotterdam, PIFAN, Melbourne, LA). On its release in the US and UK it garnered fantastic reviews across the board. (“Stunning” Time Out New York, “Highly entertaining” The Observer UK).

Ben’s internet animations, films, cartoons, comic strips and viral ads have an international audience of over 20 million people via his website Mr and Mrs Wheatley (http://mrandmrswheatley.blogspot.com)

Wheatley has won multiple awards for his commercials and viral work including Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions at Cannes Advertising Festival and has directed many television shows including BBC3’s cult hit IDEAL, UK CH4’s MODERN TOSS and the Bafta nominted WRONG DOOR. Kill List is his second feature film.

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 USC 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 8:50 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