January 13, 2013, 3:30 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


Outside the Box [Office] and Indomina Releasing invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Holy Motors

Written & Directed by Leos Carax
Produced by Martine Marignac, Albert Prevost, and Maurice Tinchant
3:30 P.M. on Sunday, January 13th, 2013
The Ray Stark Family Theatre
George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Official Selection: 2012 Cannes Film Festival

About Holy Motors

With HOLY MOTORS the visionary Léos Carax returns to the screen with resounding force, following a period of more than a decade that saw only a short subject, “Merde” — part of the TOKYO! triptych also including works by Michel Gondry and Bong-Joon Ho — and a small role in Harmony Korine?s MISTER LONELY.

But it was the deliciously confrontational “Merde” (French for “shit”), featuring recurring Carax player Denis Lavant as a sewer troglodyte amok in the streets of Tokyo, which helped give birth to HOLY MOTORS, his first feature film since POLA X in 1999. “The new film was born of my incapacity to carry out several projects, all of them in another language and another country,” Carax explains. “They all ran into the same two obstacles: casting and cash. Fed up with not being able to film, I used “Merde” as my inspiration.” Carax thus set about fashioning a project under similar conditions, exclusively in France: an inexpensive film, made quickly, for a pre-selected actor.

The result is something unique on movie screens — a deliriously entertaining and defiantly strange journey of the soul that careens through the streets of Paris exuding comedy, mystery, romance, intrigue and melodrama. HOLY MOTORS is a love letter to both the City of Lights and the flickering lights of movie magic through the years, as embodied by one of the most mischievously original screen protagonists in memory.

Provided courtesy of Indomina Releasing. Not rated. Running time: 115 minutes. In French, with English subtitles.

To learn more, visit the Official Website: http://holymotorsfilm.com
Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HolyMotors
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/holymotors


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 3:00 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.


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. Free street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu