September 6, 2017, 7:00 P.M.

SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], Spotted Cow Entertainment, and AMBi Media Group, invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

In Search of Fellini

Directed by Taron Lexton
Written by Nancy Cartwright and  Peter Kjenaas
Produced by Nancy Cartwright, Peter Kjenaas, Michael Doven,
Milena Ferreira, Monica Gil, Taron Lexton, and Nathan Lorch
Starring Maria Bello, Ksenia Solo and Mary Lynn Rajskub

Followed by a Q&A with Nancy Cartwright

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

SCI 106, Interactive Media Building
3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007



Official Selection: 2017 Bentonville Film Festival; 2017 San Diego International Film Festival; 2017 Sonoma International Film Festival; 2017 Ferrara Film Festival; 2017 Ischia Global Fest; 2017 Long Beach International Film Festival.

In Theaters on Friday, September 15th, 2017.

About In Search of Fellini

In this coming-of-age adventure, Lucy (Ksenia Solo), a small-town girl from Ohio, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of the legendary Italian filmmaker, Federico Fellini and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him. Also starring Maria Bello and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

Provided courtesy of Spotted Cow Entertainment and AMBi Media Group. Rated R. Running time: 100 minutes.

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Director's Statement

In Search of Fellini has been a truly strange and wonderful project. I've always had a deep love for Italy having spent time there growing up, and always dreamed of finding an excuse to film there.

In 2014, when Nancy Cartwright sat me down over coffee and relayed her extraordinary true experiences pursuing Federico Fellini in her youth–which inspired her screenplay–I was electrified. Like most people I had seen a few of Fellini's films, but I seized this opportunity to watch every single one of them. I sought out every book, documentary, and personal friend of Fellini that I could find. I began to discover the complex and fascinating world of Fellini himself, and saw how strikingly it intertwined with Nancy's own story.

As the cast began to assemble, including the brilliant trio of Ksenia Solo, Maria Bello, and Mary Lynn Rajskub, each brought new layers of depth and richness to the film. The process was incredibly collaborative, and was an amazing evolution from Nancy's original experience, to the screenplay, to the daily discoveries of filming in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

The film grew steeped in authenticity and symbolism, a dreamscape of real Italian locations, true stories, fantasies, and Fellini's own films and pathos. It is a love letter to Italy, an homage to Fellini, and an exploration of Nancy's beautiful true story. At its core, it's simply a story about growing up, and about the thrilling and sometimes terrifying few inches between childhood and adulthood.

-- Taron Lexton

About the Guests

NANCY CARTWRIGHT (Writer/Producer)

Best known as the spiky-headed underachiever Bart Simpson, Emmy Award-winning voice actor Nancy Cartwright is also the unique voicebehind Simpsons’ characters Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, and Rod Flanders. In addition to her work on The Simpsons, Nancy has continually expanded her acting arena, taking on the voice of Chuckie in Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and Rufus the Naked Mole Rat in Disney’s new hit show Kim Possible – all in keeping with her history of playing popular characters on such animated series as Richie Rich; Animaniacs; Pinky and The Brain; The Critic; God, The Devil and Bob; Mike, Lu & Og; as well as Chuck Jones’ final work, Timberwolf.

In addition to her voiceover work, Nancy has founded and operates Cartwright Entertainment, her own production company, has completed a worldwide book signing tourfor her bestselling book “My Life as a Ten-Year-Old Boy”, and enjoys being very active as a volunteer in the community, supporting many non-profit organizations which focus on helping children, such as Famous Fone Friends, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Way to Happiness Foundation and The Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

Under her production company banner, Spotted Cow Entertainment, Nancy was a very early entry into the world of Digital Entertainment producing with Turner Broadcasting and NASCAR a critically acclaimed animated series called The Kelly’s. Spotted Cow, along with Myriad Pictures, recently co-produced Holiday Joy, the delightful comedy starring Bailee Madison. It was released for the Holidays in 2016. More recently, on February 24th, as a producer and writer, she had the world premiere of her feature film In Search of Fellini at the Los Angeles Italia Film Festival.

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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.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago