June 15, 2017, 7:30 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 Sony Pictures Classics invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of


Directed by Aisling Walsh | Written by Sherry White
Produced by Mary Young Leckie, Mary Sexton,
Susan Mullen, and Bob Cooper

Followed by a Q&A with Aisling Walsh

7:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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


Official Selection: 2016 Telluride Film Festival, 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, 2017 Berlin International Film Festival

Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, June 16th, 2017

About Maudie

Based on a true story, Maudie charts the unlikely romance between Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins), a folk artist who blossoms in later life, and the curmudgeonly recluse, Everett (Ethan Hawke). Maud, a bright-eyed, intelligent woman, hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, yearns to be independent and to live away from her overly protective family. She escapes her solitary existence in her aunt’s home through her art, dreaming away the days, until in her early 30s she finds, and answers, an advertisement for a housekeeper.

Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics. Rated PG-13. Running time: 117 minutes.

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About the Guest


Aisling is a graduate of The National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, England and Dun Laoghaire School of Art in Dublin. Aisling has written and directed feature and television films as well as directing a number of highly acclaimed television serials. She has won over 25 international film and television awards. Her film credits include the Sundance Film Festival premiered and multi award-winning SONG FOR A RAGGY BOY starring Aidan Quinn and Iain Glen, which she wrote and directed; the award-winning JOYRIDERS for which she won the Irish Tribune Arts Award; THE DAISY CHAIN, starring Samantha Morton; and INVISIBLE STATE–Ireland’s segment for the European Film Omnibus in 2004.

Her television film credits include: Damage, which she wrote and directed and which was nominated for the Prix Europa in 2007; Loving Miss Hatto with Alfred Molina and Rory Kinnear, which she directed for BBC1 in 2012; Room At The Top with Michael McNulty and Maxine Peake, which she directed for BBC4; Fingersmith, which was nominated for both BAFTA and Royal Television Society Awards in 2005; The multi international award-winning 2002 television film Sinners starring Anne-Marie Duff; Trial And Retribution 1 and Trial And Retribution 2 and Doctor Finlay for which she won a BAFTA Scotland Award in 1992. In 2009 Aisling was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for The Tears Welled–part of the Eadar Cluitch Series for BBC Alba in Scotland. She was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2011 for her direction on Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Branagh won his first BAFTA for his role as the moody Kurt Wallander the same year. Aisling won a BAFTA Award in 2013–Best Mini Series–Room At The Top and was nominated for an RTS Award the same year for Room At The Top. In 2014 she directed the single drama A Poet In New York for BBC2 about the later life of Dylan Thomas which starred Tom Hollander and which was nominated for a BAFTA and Welsh BAFTA for Best Single Drama. In 2015 she directed An Inspector Calls for Drama Republic/BBC 1 starring David Thewlis, Ken Stott and Miranda Richardson for which she has just been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Director.

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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 7:00 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 $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