July 25, 2012, 7:00 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] and Sony Pictures Classics invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Searching for Sugar Man

Written/Directed/Edited by Malik Bendjelloul
Produced by Simon Chinn and Malik Bendjelloul
Preceding the feature, there will be a short film screening of UNSEEN by SCA Alumna Molly Mahar
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
The Ray Stark Family Theatre
George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Winner: World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize & World Cinema Audience Award (Documentary) at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Winner: Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award (Best International Feature)

In Select Theatres on Friday, July 27th, 2012

About Searching for Sugar Man

In the late ‘60s, two celebrated producers, who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, discovered a musician in a Detroit bar. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.

Searching for Sugar Man is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.

Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics. Rated PG-13. Running time: 85 minutes.

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

About Unseen

Trailer for Unseen: The Documentary from Molly Mahar on Vimeo.

Take a candid journey into the secret lives of highly successful voice-over artists. Unseen unveils the faces of some the most renowned voice-over actors of our time, although they remain largely anonymous to the outside world. When they narrate a movie trailer, they may draw millions into theater seats, and yet little is known about the people behind the voices and what compels them to pursue a career restricted only by their voice. Directed and produced by USC alumni Molly Mahar and BJ Schwartz, this story is a window into the very public voices of those choosing to remain...unseen.

Learn more about the film and view the trailer at

Director: Molly Mahar. Produced by: Molly Mahar & BJ Schwartz. Running time: 16 minutes.

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.

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 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.


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