ANY DAY NOW

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December 11, 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 Music Box Films invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Any Day Now

 
Directed by Travis Fine
Written by Travis Fine and George Arthur Booth
 
Followed by a Q&A with Travis Fine
and Actors Garret Dillahunt ("Paul")
and Isaac Leyva ("Marco")
 
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
 
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 
**WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - Audience Award: 2012 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL**
    
**WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - Audience Award: 2012 PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL**

**WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - Audience Award, BEST ACTOR - Alan Cumming: 2012 OUTFEST FILM FESTIVAL**
 
**WINNER: BEST FILM, BEST ACTOR - Alan Cumming: 2012 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL**    
 
**WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - Audience Award, BEST ACTOR - Alan Cumming: 2012 NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, December 14

About Any Day Now

Inspired by a true story and touching on legal and social issues that are more relevant now than ever, ANY DAY NOW tells a story of love, acceptance, and creating your own family. In West Hollywood in the late 1970s, when Marco (Isaac Leyva), a teenager with Down syndrome who's been abandoned by his mother, is taken in by committed couple Rudy (Alan Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), he finds in them the family he's never had. However, when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by the authorities, Rudy and Paul must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own.

Provided courtesy of Music Box Films. Not rated. Running time: 97 minutes.

To learn more and to view the trailer, visit: http://www.anydaynowmovie.com

 

About the Guest

TRAVIS FINE (WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR)

In the midst of a successful acting, writing and directing career that began at the age of seven, Travis Fine abruptly left the entertainment business in 2001. Deeply affected by the events of September 11th and seeking a more fulfilling pursuit of his artistic endeavors, he enrolled in flight school and forged a new path as a screenwriting airline pilot.

While Travis was in the flight deck of a commercial airliner on autopilot at 36,000 feet, he developed the story of a hardened flight attendant and an unaccompanied minor who connect amidst the chaos of September 11 into his screenplay "The Space Between". Starring Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo, "The Space Between" had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and aired on the USA Network on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

GARRET DILLAHUNT (ACTOR - "Paul")

Born in California and raised in Washington, Garret Dillahunt studied journalism at the University of Washington and earned his M.F.A. through New York University’s renowned graduate acting program. Dillahunt is currently starring on the hit Fox series “Raising Hope” but makes time to film features, such as “Any Day Now”, “Cogan’s Trade”, starring Brad Pitt and directed by Andrew Dominic; “Looper” with Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-­?Levitt, and Bruce Willis; “Revenge For Jolly!” with Kristen Wiig, Oscar Isaacs, Ryan Philippe, Elijah Wood, and Adam Brody; and most recently the independent film “Headhunter” starring opposite Ulrich Tukur (The White Ribbon) and directed by Bastian Gunther. Last year he starred as the title character, “Oliver Sherman”, in Ryan Redford’s directorial debut opposite Molly Parker and Donal Logue. He also starred in the independent feature “Amigo”, with Chris Cooper and directed by John Sayles. Additionally, he co-­?starred in the critically acclaimed “Winter’s Bone,” which earned the award for Best Ensemble at the Gotham Awards. His additional film credits include “The Road,” with Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron; Wes Craven’s “The Last House on the Left”; “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”; and the Coen Brothers’ Oscar-­?winning drama “No Country For Old Men,” opposite Tommy Lee Jones.

Dillahunt is probably best known for his work on the critically acclaimed cable series “Deadwood,” in which he portrayed two entirely different characters: the assassin Jack McCall and the complex and deadly Francis Wolcott. After recognizing Dillahunt’s talent in his first incarnation, executive producer/writer David Milch created a second character for him. Additional television credits include “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “John From Cincinnati,” “The Book of Daniel,” “ER,” “The 4400,” “Damages,” “Life,” “Lie to Me,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Criminal Minds,” “Burn Notice” and “White Collar”, and most recently “Alphas” and “Memphis Beat”. He boasts an outstanding theatrical resume and has performed extensively on and off Broadway and at such respected theater companies as Steppenwolf, ACT San Francisco, the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Dillahunt resides in Los Angeles and New York.

ISAAC LEYVA (ACTOR - "Marco")

Isaac Leyva’s love of acting began when he was a student at Luther Burbank Middle School and John Burroughs High School, where he appeared in a number of school performances. Isaac was also active in Special Olympics for three years before graduating from high school in 2008. In 2007 he was featured with Lacey Chabert in a recruitment commercial for the Best Buddies organization. In 2010 he decided to pursue an acting career. His mother began researching avenues for his career development and found Performing Arts Studio West, a performing arts school for adults with disabilities located in Inglewood, California. He began attending PASW in February 2011 and a few weeks later taped his first audition for Any Day Now. Isaac loves film, music and dancing and is an avid reader.

Director's Statement

I’m a huge fan of the gritty, character-­?driven dramas of the 1970s. And I love stories about unlikely heroes finding love in unlikely places. But, when I first read a script that was written over thirty years ago inspired by a real life flamboyant gay man and the mentally handicapped kid he looked after, I honestly did not know why I was so passionate about bringing the story to the screen. I’m a straight guy with a wife, three healthy kids and a house in the suburbs. And while I have always had a soft spot in my heart for those less fortunate and supported equal rights for all, I have never been overtly political or sought to champion a specific political cause with my filmmaking. And then one day it happened...that “aha” moment when I discovered my very deep rooted and personal connection to the story. I was literally on the floor, sobbing over the parental alienation practiced by my ex-­?wife that has permanently damaged what was once a close and loving relationship with my oldest daughter. Through the tears that streamed down my face, I asked, “What right does she have to take my child away from me?” In that moment, I understood that Rudy’s pain was not unique. It was not a gay pain or a straight pain. It was not a white pain or a black pain. It was not a rich pain or a poor pain. It was the universal pain felt by anyone who has ever had a child they love taken from them against their will. And, in my moment of seemingly unbearable pain that day, I understood why I had to make Any Day Now.

-- Travis Fine

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.

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