May 9, 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

The SCA Alumni Screening Series invites you and a guest to a special screening of

Somewhere Beautiful


Directed by SCA Alumnus Albert Kodagolian
Written by Albert Kodagolian, Matthew Bedard, and Jimmy Kelly
Inspired by the film Calendar by Atom Egoyan
Produced by Albert Kodagolian and Chris Crawford

Followed by a Q&A with Albert Kodagolian

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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


About Somewhere Beautiful

Somewhere Beautiful, shot with exceptional detail on 16mm and 35mm film in the Patagonian wilds of Argentina and the idyllic sun soaked locale which is Los Angeles, is an intimate and restless tale of abandonment and acceptance.

One of the standouts from the DGA Directors Finder Screening Series, Somewhere Beautiful stars the French film legend Dominique Pinon, rising Italian-American starlet Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz and stunning performances from Argentinian actors Pablo Cedron and Maria Alche as well as Robyn Buck.

In a metatextual homage to Atom Egoyan's seminal Calendar (1993), Kodagolian films the first portion in South America, where the story revolves around a love triangle and a photographer's doomed relationship. Back in Los Angeles, Kodagolian finds himself filming what will soon become a tragic, alternate universe of his own fiction: looking after his two-year old daughter in the slow motion collapse of his own marriage.

Interlacing his present life and his past views on love and partnership with the fictional tale set in Argentina, Kodagolian has created an effortlessly hypnotic ode to Patagonia as the timeless backdrop to an examination of the vulnerability of relationships and the reality-bending impact of the creative process.

Not rated. Running time: 78 minutes.

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About the Guest

ALBERT KODAGOLIAN (Director, Producer, SCA Alumnus)

Albert Kodagolian was born to Armenian parents and grew up near the Caspian Sea in the border regions between Armenia and Iran. He was sent to boarding school in Cyprus to escape political upheaval following the Iranian Revolution and moved to Germany four years later to join his family, before they emigrated to the United States.

Kodagolian studied film at the prestigious University of Southern California and moved to London, where he gained a reputation as an outstanding director, represented by Ridley Scott’s RSA films.

His short film Moving On was shortlisted for the Best European Short Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival and Kodak/BAFTA awards. His work as a commercial director has attracted global industry acclaim, winning top director awards from SHOOTand Boards Magazines, the D&AD’s, Clios, Kinsale, Addy, AICP and ATP 50 showcases. Kodagolian was awarded the Breakthrough Artist Award at ARPA Film Festival as a director and cinematographer on his debut feature film Somewhere Beautiful.

Kodagolian has also guest lectured at USC School of Cinematic Arts, as well as given talks at film seminars held at MOCA in Los Angeles and FAAP in Sao Paulo.

About the SCA Alumni Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by SCA alumni and faculty throughout the Spring 2017 semester. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening.

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.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago