October 16, 2017, 7:30 P.M.

The Michelle & Kevin Douglas IMAX Theater, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, and Netflix, invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of

Chasing Coral

Directed by Jeff Orlowski
Produced by Jeff Orlowski and Larissa Rhodes

Followed by a Q&A with Jeff Orlowski

7:30 P.M. on Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre
The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Winner: Audience Award, U.S. Documentary - 2017 Sundance Film Festival; Best Feature Documentary, People's Choice Award, Call to Action Award - 2017 Boulder International Film Festival.

Official Selection: 2017 Sheffield International Documentary Festival; 2017 HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival; 2017 Traverse City Film Festival.

About Chasing Coral

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater.

Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.

Provided courtesy of Netflix. Not rated. Running time: 89 minutes.

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About the Guest

JEFF ORLOWSKI (Director, Producer, Director of Photography)

Jeff Orlowski is the founder of Exposure Labs. He served as director, producer, and cinematographer on Chasing Ice, which screened for Congress, the White House, and the United Nations; received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song; and won a 2014 News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Orlowski graduated from Stanford University with a BA in anthropology and was the inaugural Sundance Institute Discovery Impact Fellow for environmental filmmaking.

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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About the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics

The USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics engages students with the timeless values at the core of our humanity. In this effort, we seek moral reflection, understanding of self, and multidisciplinary dialogue. Levan students are encouraged to make a positive impact across society and around the world. With hundreds of participating faculty and over 3,000 students involved each year, the Institute hosts dozens of seminars, informal discussions, distinguished scholars, and arts events each semester.

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