I THINK YOU'RE TOTALLY WRONG: A QUARREL

February 22, 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] and First Pond Entertainment invite you and a guest to a special screening of

I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

 
Directed by James Franco
Written by Caleb Powell and David Shields
Produced by Iris Torres


Followed by a Q&A with David Shields

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
 

Winner! Best Director - Atlanta Docufest
Official Selection - DOXA Film Festival
Official Selection - Massachusetts Indie Film Festival

Release date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017.

 

About I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel


Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours), New York Times bestselling author David Shields (Reality Hunger), and failed artist Caleb Powell collaborate to create an unusually raw, risky, brave, provocative film, I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel. The buddy movie to end all buddy movies. My Dinner with André, with more urgency. The Trip, without the four-star meals. Sideways, minus the profound antipathy toward Merlot.

On the first day of shooting, Shields and Powell throw out the script when a real-life, real-time argument erupts, with Powell threatening to storm off the set and shut down the movie over what can and can’t be used. Franco is unwillingly dragged into the scene to both mediate the quarrel and, ultimately, help to save the film.

Very loosely adapted from the widely acclaimed book of the same name (“Outrageously entertaining”—Boston Globe), I Think You’re Totally Wrong is a thrilling and hilarious debate about what matters more, life or art. Or beer.

Provided courtesy of First Pond Entertainment. Not rated. Running time: 88 minutes.

  

About the Guest


DAVID SHIELDS (Writer/Protagonist)

David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of eighteen books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead (New York Times bestseller), Black Planet (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and I Think You're Totally Wrong (published in January 2015 by Knopf; James Franco's adaptation of the book into a film premiered at Vancouver's DOXA documentary film festival in May). He has three more books forthcoming over the next year and a half: War Is Beautiful (powerHouse/Random House, September 2015), Flip-­Side (powerHouse/Random House, March 2016), and Other People (Knopf, February 2017). The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and two NEA fellowships, Shields has published essays and stories in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Esquire, Yale Review, Village Voice, Salon, Slate, McSweeney's, and Believer. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

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 $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.

Contact Information

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