ALISON'S ADVENTURES

October 21, 2012, 5:00 P.M.

The Fanny Brice Theatre, SCA 110, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

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

Alison's Adventures

 
Written and Directed by SCA Alumna Alison Teal Blehert-Koehn
 
Followed by a Q&A with Alison Teal Blehert-Koehn, David Blehert, and Deborah Koehn, Moderated by Katie Walsh
 
5:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 21st, 2012
 
The Fanny Brice Theatre
George Lucas Building, SCA 110
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 

About Alison's Adventures

Alison's Adventures is a travel and adventure show that makes the world a smaller place by sharing the wisdom of exotic cultures, showcases authentic people and human relationships, and entertains audiences through mysterious and comedic storytelling.

Alison is a young, sponsored soul surfer and adventurer, who was home schooled in a whirlwind of high adventure by her extreme expedition parents. Her father is a photographer that's been numerously featured on magazines such as National Geographic, Outside and Patagonia and her mother is a legendary Yogi. Alison has lived in some of the most primitive, inaccessible, and often dangerous mountains, jungles, and unchartered wilderness areas that cover the face of this planet. Now that Alison is old enough to drive her own camel, she is setting off with her backpack and surfboard on wild bikini-clad adventures around the world, offering her viewers a special passport into her global family and their mind blowing customs in a funny, inspiring, and intriging ways.

In each episode, Alison will have a local companion who guides her through their universe; offering the viewer a first hand look into their secrets to survival, sustainability, and happiness. With knowledge comes power, and the power of Alison's Adventures is to impart the wisdom of her characters and their cultures, in the hopes of spreading this endangered knowledge to our future generations before it gets lost forever. With Alison's fearless passion for life, and comedic timing, she dives into communities living off the beaten path to unearth customs and curious traditions, investigate ancient myths and legends, and showcase the importance of family to inspire eco-lifestyles.

Above all, Alison's Adventures inspires audiences to take risks, embrace change, and realize that every dream can come true.

Episode Screening: “INCANtations” (Peruvian Andes) - Running time 40 min.
Alison leaves her surfboard behind and sets out on a comical family adventure with her explorer parents into an uncharted region of the Peruvian Andes. The family braves snowstorms and high mountain passes, in search of an untouched village said to have some of the last surviving Incan descendants and most powerful shamans in the world??but are NOT known to be welcoming to outsiders. What this family discovers is beyond their expectations, as sunkissed Yoga unlocks the doors to a lasting friendship, and coco leaves tell the secret to saving the planet.

Shorts:

MOROCCO: “Snaked!” running time 6 min.
During a surf safari on the desolate Moroccan coastline, Alison encounters a shaman that warns her she will have a serious surfing accident if she doesn’t kiss a live cobra! And thus the adventure begins?guided by Moroccan magic!

Rita - Running time 6 min
Director: Alison Teal Blehert-Koehn
BUSC internationally award winning short film from her 310 class

Rita is a true story based on the filmmaker’s childhood. Brought up in a worldwide whirlwind of adventure by her outdoor photographer and travel-guide parents, Alison Blehert-Koehn's early life was filled with the stuff only thought of in dreams. It was not until the family set out on an expedition to Mt. Everest, however, that seven-year-old Alison was able to fulfill an unusual dream for a child -- going to a real school.

Visit the Official Website: http://alisonsadventures.com/blog/

Visit the Official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/alisonadventure

About the Guest

ALISON TEAL BLEHERT-KOEHN (writer/director)

To learn about Alison's life story, visit her blog, at http://alisonsadventures.com/blog/

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 4:30 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.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 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