Comedy@SCA Presents: THE CAMPAIGN

August 6, 2012, 7:30 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

Comedy@SCA and Warner Bros. Pictures invites all New and Active Members of the SCA NETWORK to attend a special preview screening of

The Campaign


Directed by SCA Alumnus Jay Roach
Written by Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell
Produced by Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis,
Adam McKay and Jay Roach
 
Followed by a Q&A with Jay Roach, moderated by SCA Professor David Isaacs
 
7:30 P.M. on Monday, August 6th, 2012
 
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
There will be a standby line in front of the theater for SCA Students and SCA Summer Program Students ONLY that will be let in after check-in is complete for SCA Network members, around 7:25 P.M. The standby line will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the amount of available seats left in the theater. The screening has not been significantly overbooked and we expect to have some extra seating available for students.

About The Campaign

When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center.
 
At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As election day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from Meet the Parents director Jay Roach that takes today's political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper.

In Theatres Nationwide on Friday, August 10th

Provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. Not yet rated. Running time: 97 minutes.

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

 

About the Guest

JAY ROACH (Director/Producer)

Jay Roach is a director, writer and producer in Hollywood.  His directing credits include the Emmy®-winning HBO film “Recount,” which earned Roach two Emmy® Awards, for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Made for Television Movie in addition to a DGA Award. He also directed the HBO film "Game Change" about the 2008 McCain/Palin campaign, which premiered this past March and is one of the most watched films in HBO history. His other directing credits include  “Meet the Fockers,” “Meet the Parents,” “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” and “Mystery, Alaska.” Roach’s producing credits include the Academy Award®-nominated “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” as well as the upcoming MUKHTAR MAI STORY, about the world renowned women's rights activist who resolved to fight the subjugation of women after she was brutally gang raped." His latest film, “The Campaign,” is a political comedy centered on competing congressional candidates, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.

He attended Stanford University and earned a degree in Economics, and attended graduate film school at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Jay was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, lives in Los Angeles, and is married to The Bangles' singer, Susanna Hoffs.

About Comedy@SCA

Comedy@SCA is the School of Cinematic Art’s initiative to become the destination institution for students who are serious about Comedy. We intend to fill a gap in University Education with instruction in the writing, directing, editing, shooting and producing of Comedy. Our unique curriculum will allow students to focus their film studies toward the Comedy genre. In addition to our distinguished faculty of comedy professionals, we work to create interaction between students and the leading comedy talent of our day. It is our goal to foster a greater appreciation of the difficult art of comedy, and to recognize, preserve and pass on the legacies of great figures in Film, Television and future media of Comedy.

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 7:00 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: Sabrina Warren
Email: swarren@cinema.usc.edu