December 14, 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 Anchor Bay Films invite you and a guest to a special screening of
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2012; Fantasia International Film Festival 2012
Based on a short film of the same name, Excision follows a disturbed and delusional high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord), with aspirations of a career in medicine, goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother (Traci Lords). While dealing with being an outcast teenager and obsession over curing her sister’s cystic fibrosis, Pauline becomes continually deranged as her fascination of the surgery and the human flesh grows into something abysmal and demonic.
Anchor Bay Films presents the harrowing coming-of-age horror film Excision from director Richard Bates Jr., which Sundance Channel deemed “Without question the most mind-blowingly grotesque film to screen at this year’s fest.” The film boasts an eclectic cast including AnnaLynne McCord (The CW’s “90210,” Transporter 2, Fired Up, FX’s “Nip Tuck”), Traci Lords (Blade, Zack & Miri Make a Porno), Ariel Winter (ABC’s “Modern Family”), Roger Bart (Hostel Part II, Law Abiding Citizen, American Gangster), Malcolm McDowell (The Artist, A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie’s Halloween) and cameos including director John Waters, Ray Wise, Matthew Gray Gubler and Marlee Matlin.
Excision turned critics’ stomachs as well as heads, garnering much attention at festivals this past year. Noel Murray of AV Club calls it “One of the damnedest ‘adolescent misfit’ movies you'll ever see -- for those who can stomach the splatter, that is” and Chris Bumbray of JoBlo exclaims “While it's more than a little sick, and will likely leave you queasy by the time the credits roll, Excision is nonetheless a truly unique horror ride into the scariest of all places- the mind of a teenaged misfit.”
Provided courtesy of Anchor Bay Films. Not rated. Running time: 81 minutes.
To learn more and to view the RED BAND trailer, visit: http://www.excisionmovie.com/
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/excisionmovie
About the Guests
RICHARD BATES, JR. -- Director/Writer
Richard Bates Jr. is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2008, Bates wrote and directed the short film, Excision, which went on to win 24 awards and to screen at nearly 50 festivals worldwide. The full-length version of EXCISION is his first feature.
About the Moderator
Mike Dillon is a doctoral candidate in Critical Studies at the School of Cinematic Arts, with a background in East Asian Studies. His dissertation research examines contemporary tensions between globalism and nationalism and how they are made legible through narratives of violence in various film and media genres.
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.
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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.
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