LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR

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March 4, 2012, 7:30 P.M.

Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall

 

The SCA Alumni Screening Series invites you and a guest to a special  screening of

Leave It On The Floor

 
Directed by SCA Adjunct Faculty Sheldon Larry
Screenplay by Glenn Gaylord
Produced by Sheldon Larry, Glenn Gaylord
and Gabriel Blanco
 
Followed by a Q&A with Sheldon Larry and Writer/Lyricist/Producer Glenn Gaylord
 
7:30 P.M. on Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 

About Leave It On The Floor

Leave It On The Floor tells the story of an outsider, Brad, who’s been thrown out of his own dysfunctional family onto the mean streets of LA. By chance, like Alice down the rabbit hole, he stumbles into a ball, a startling underground scene populated by a ragtag assortment of strays. Brad’s journey is the journey of the film to where he ultimately will find home, love and acceptance in this new, most unlikely of places.

Not rated. Running time: 105 minutes.

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

 

About the Guests

SHELDON LARRY (Director, Producer)

GLENN GAYLOR (Writer/Lyricist/Producer)

Glenn Gaylord is the Writer/Lyricist/Producer of the new indie feature, Leave It On The Floor, which had its World Premiere at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival and is an Official Selection of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and 2012 Berlin Film Festival. Set in the modern day world of the Los Angeles Ball Competition culture (ala Paris Is Burning) this narrative musical directed by Sheldon Larry has Beyonce’s key players involved, including music by Kim Burse and choreography by Frank “Single Ladies” Gatson Jr. The film has won 3 best feature awards at festivals as well as awards for cinematography and costume design. Glenn also co-wrote the biopic screenplay Directed By Dorothy Arzner (co-written with Chris J. Russo) which was selected to participate in the prestigious Film Independent Screenwriters and Directors Labs.

Glenn is also an accomplished director, having made his feature debut in 2009 with the indie comedy smash, Eating Out: All You Can Eat. Its success has spawned two sequels. He is currently directing the dramatic feature, I Do, starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), Alicia Witt (Friday Night Lights) and David Ross (Quinceanera). He is also an experienced director/producer/story editor in documentary and reality television with credits including, Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (Oxygen), What Perez Sez (VH1), Queer Eye For The Straight Girl (Bravo), Show Choir (MTV), Party/Party (Bravo), and My Husband’s Secret (A&E). Glenn also co-directed the documentary feature, Camp Michael Jackson (SKY-TV), which followed a broad cross-section of Michael Jackson fans as they held vigil at his infamous child molestation trial. Glenn has always championed the underdog in his work, and the fact that most of these projects were produced by the cutting edge company, World of Wonder, helped him further that goal. Additionally, Glenn has written/directed a handful of music videos, the sitcom pilot, LEZ BE FRIENDS and award-winning short films including Lost Cause, Boychick, Little BFFs, and HIV Basics For Corrections Officers, an educational video made during a 4-year stint as a teacher in LA County Jail. Not to overstate the obvious, but his experiences with hardened criminals has amply prepared Glenn for a career in Hollywood!

Born in the very Sopranos-esque Youngstown, Ohio, Glenn was left with nothing to do but develop his imagination. As a child, his only respite was going with his mom to the movies and becoming enthralled by such classics as Paper Moon, The Exorcist, and Taxi Driver. He credits this background in fostering his passion for storytelling. He eventually got the hell out of there and attended the UCLA School of Film And Television. Upon graduation, Glenn worked as a production accountant on over 25 feature films, including the much-loved basketball film, Hoosiers, and Jodie Foster's directing debut, Little Man Tate. Advised by the writer of that film, Scott Frank, to stop crunching numbers in order to concentrate on filmmaking, Gaylord did just that and has never looked back.

About the SCA Alumni Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by SCA alumni and faculty throughout the Spring 2012 semester. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening. Many screenings will be overbooked to ensure that capacity is met in the theater. Some screenings will be run from digital sources.

To view the calendar for the SCA Alumni Screening Series, 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 7:15 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