January 31, 2017, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], Amazon Studios, and Broad Green Pictures, invite you and a guest to a special screening of

The Neon Demon

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
by Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, and Polly Stenham
Produced by Lene Børglum, Sidonie Dumas, and Vincent Maraval

Followed by a Q&A with Erin Ayanian Monroe (Makeup Department Head), Elliott Hostetter (Production Designer), Cliff Martinez (Composer), and Shandra Page (Hair Department Head)

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Official Selection: 2016 Cannes Film Festival

About The Neon Demon

From director Nicolas Winding Refn comes The Neon Demon. When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Provided courtesy of Amazon Studios and Broad Green Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 117 minutes.

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About the Guests

ERIN AYANIAN MONROE (Makeup Department Head)

California born makeup artist Erin Ayanian Monroe fell in love with the transformative power of makeup and the arena for creative expression that it affords as a child. From giving her Mother and friends makeovers to assisting legendary artists Kevyn Aucoin and Pat McGrath, she has been at CloutierRemix Agency since 1997 developing her own career. Today Erin's work appears in print, on the red carpet and in feature films. She often is amazed that she's been blessed with a career doing what she loved at eleven and her favorite part of her job is seeing the confidence shining from the face she has just made up. Erin has been doing makeup for 23 years.


Cliff Martinez, who was born in the Bronx but raised in Ohio, moved to California in 1976 landing in the middle of the punk movement. After stints as the drummer for the Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and Foetus frontman Jim Thirlwell, and the final incarnation of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, Martinez joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers (playing on the band’s first two albums) and later the Dickies. It was during his tenure with the Chili Peppers that Cliff began exploring the new technologies of that era, which would eventually guide him towards the film music world.

A tape Martinez had put together using these new technologies made its rounds, leading him to score an episode of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. The same recording also ended up in Steven Soderbergh’s hands and Martinez was hired to score the famed director’s first theatrical release 1989’s sex, lies, and videotape. Martinez’s longstanding relationship with Soderbergh has continued through the years and they have worked together on ten theatrical releases including Kafka, The Limey, Traffic, Solaris, Contagion and the critically acclaimed TV series The Knick.

Perhaps it is because of his time in the punk scene that Martinez’s approach to scoring is nontraditional. His scores tend towards being stark and sparse, utilizing a modern tonal palette to paint the backdrop for films that are often dark, psychological stories like Pump Up the Volume (1990), The Limey (2009) Wonderland (2003), Wicker Park (2004), and Drive (2011). Martinez has been nominated for a Grammy Award (Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic), a Cesar Award (Xavier Giannoli’s A L’origine), and a Broadcast Film Critics Award (Drive).

Still the drummer at heart, Martinez’s use of audio manipulations, particularly for percussive sounds, has been evolving through the years and is evident by the hammered dulcimer of Kafka (1991), the gray-areas between sound design and score for Traffic (2000), the steel drums and textures of Solaris (2002), what Martinez called ‘rhythmi-tizing pitched, ambient textures’ of Narc (2002), and ‘using percussion performances to trigger and shape the rhythmic and tonal characteristics of those ambient textures,’ as he described his score for 2011’s The Lincoln Lawyer.

Cliff Martinez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012 with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He earned the prestigious Richard Kirk Lifetime Achievement award from BMI in 2013.  Martinez served as a juror for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and served on the International Feature nominating committee for 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Martinez’s recent films include Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage, and Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers (co-composed with Skrillex). His second film with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, Only God Forgives, earned Martinez a 2014 Robert Award (Danish Academy Award). Next up will be The Foreigner (directed by Martin Campbell).

SHANDRA PAGE (Hair Department Head)

For more than three decades, Shandra "Sha'" Page has been styling and creating hair artistry in the salon as well as in the entertainment, film and motion picture industry. Since the very beginning of her career, Sha' was a trendsetter for natural hair designs and intricate detailed hair braiding. She created the most unique and elaborate braid styles in Los Angeles and won a 1st place braid off competition for best braider in Los Angeles to prove it.  Sha' still remains a leading trendsetter in all types of hair braiding, hair styling, and forward driven hair fashions.

Her clientele spans the world of international jet setters, glamorous Hollywood personalities, legendary stars and everyday people like you and me. The California born master stylist believes that every human is a star and should appreciate their God given beauty. Sha' analyzes each client's personality, lifestyle and facial structure to create a look from which their inner beauty can emerge.  Her clients have coined her styling as "Hair The Sha Way".

Born in Los Angeles, CA, Sha' began her career as a hairstylist from home at the age of thirteen. She started with styling hair for her many brothers and sisters and then their friends, and then their friends, friends.  At the age of 20 life presented her a choice, accept a stable full-time position working a 9-5 job or pursue her passion of styling hair. Everyone urged her to accept the full-time position, but she took a leap of faith and chose to go to school professionally. After Sha' graduated from Pacific Beauty College in Los Angeles CA, she went on to assist Andre Edwards master hair cutter and colorist for 1 year at the famous Elgin Charles salon in Beverly Hills. She then moved to a prestigious salon on Wilshire in the Miracle Mile district called Eclectic Salon for the grand opening where she remained for over 20 years.

Sha' was and still is the most sought after premier braiding and natural hair care artist in Los Angeles, she enjoys styling hair for top notch celebrities like Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina King, Elle Fanning, Taraji P. Henson, Kirsten Dunst, Stevie Wonder, Baby Face, Debbie Allen, Chloe Sevigne, Allen Iverson, DL Hughley, Annette Bening, Zoe Saldana, and Glenn Close, just to name a few. She joined the local 706 union in 2002 and has never looked back. She has enjoyed working with brilliant directors, actors, and crews in the television, film and commercial industry. She has learned and worked her way up to department heading films and tv shows, but still enjoys being a good key hairstylist when the opportunity presents itself. Sha' is currently working full time on Grey's Anatomy, but has somehow found time to department head 5 films in the last 2 years which include The Beguiled, Viena and the Fantomes, The Neon Demon, 20th Century Women, and Woodshock.

Now a very well known celebrity stylist in the film and Television, Sha' seems to always have a project looming in the future, and when she has time she is still currently creating her magic in a full service salon in the Miracle Mile district.

Sha' has enjoyed building and watching her career soar to these heights from just doing what she loved as a child. It has developed into a full blown exciting career. She had no idea it would take her on such a journey to be able to create such beautiful artistry, get paid and travel the world doing it.  Sometimes she has to pinch herself to make sure it's real. It's so amazing being apart of something that has the potential to be seen and enjoyed until the end of time. Sha' would tell you to follow your dreams no matter how hard they seem to attain. If her dreams came true so can yours.

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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 $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

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