July 18, 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 Sony Pictures Classics invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Brigsby Bear

Directed by SCA Alumnus Dave McCary
Story by SCA Alumnus Kyle Mooney
Written by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney
Produced by Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer,
SCA Alumnus Billy Rosenberg, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller,
Will Allegra, Mark Roberts, and Ali Di

Followed by a Q&A with SCA Alumni Dave McCary and Kyle Mooney


7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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


Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival

In Theatres on Friday, July 28th, 2017

About Brigsby Bear

Childhood is when impressionable minds open widest to the mesmerizing power of entertainment. Nearly everyone can recall connecting with a show so completely it feels like a magical world created just for you.

But what if it actually was?

Superfan James is obsessed with the clever if quaintly goofy kids’ show Brigsby Bear to the point of religiosity. A bright, sensitive young adult still living at home, he has grown up with this fantasy  series,  and  the  program  has  grown  with  him  as  well—getting  more  complex  over  the years. But to say James’s intensely protective  parents  have  kept  their  son  a  bit  sheltered  is  an understatement. One dramatic night, James’s insular world is upended. Through the disorienting but sporadically hilarious transition to a new life that follows, Brigsby remains James’s security blanket and, upon learning the series has been canceled, he adopts the old adage that the show must go on. Family members and authority figures fret over James’s fixation, but by becoming Brigsby Bear’s new creator instead of just a viewer in the dark, he finally accesses all the meaningful connections his life has lacked. By telling his story, James repairs it—producing in the process an inventively offbeat and profoundly uplifting love letter to the redemptive power of creativity.

Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics. Rated PG-13. Running time: 97 minutes.

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About the Guests

DAVE MCCARY (Director, SCA Alumnus)

Dave McCary, co-founder of the L.A.-based sketch comedy group Good Neighbor, is currently in his fourth season as a writer and director at Saturday Night Live. He has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his work at Saturday Night Live and is making his feature directorial debut with Brigsby Bear.

KYLE MOONEY (Creator, Writer, Actor, SCA Alumnus)

One of Saturday Night Live’s leading players, Kyle Mooney is currently in his fourth season, the most-watched in 23 years. In his debut year, he quickly gained recognition via the digital shorts “Miley Sex Tape” with Miley Cyrus and in “420” with Seth Rogen, and has also stood out with his signature man-on-the-street interviews. In addition to co-founding the Good Neighbor sketch comedy  group,  Mooney has been a regular writer and performer at Upright Citizens Brigade since 2007. He starred in the HBO series Hello Ladies and the movie adaptation Hello Ladies: The Movie opposite Stephen Merchant. He has also appeared on NBC's Parks and Recreation and in the feature films Zoolander 2, directed by Ben Stiller, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Originally from San Diego, Mooney studied  film at the University of Southern California and currently lives in New York City.

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.


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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