Tommy Wiseau's THE ROOM (2003)

November 28, 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

This event is by invitation only.

Outside the Box [Office] and A24 invite you and a guest to a special screening of
 

The Room


Written, Directed, and Produced, by Tommy Wiseau

Followed by a Q&A with Cast Members Robyn Paris and Kyle Vogt,
and The Room Expert Michael Rousselet

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
 

"There will be no refunds for The Room after the first fifteen minutes." -- Laemmle's Fallbrook 7, circa June 2003
 

About Tommy Wiseau's The Room (2003)


In 2003, The Room—written and directed by its star, Tommy Wiseau—was released to become first a critical punching bag, and then a midnight cult sensation. Called the “Citizen Kane of bad movies” by Entertainment Weekly, the unintentional black comedy about passion and betrayal portrays a successful banker (Wiseau) coping with a fiancée, Lisa (Juliette Danielle), who’s having cold feet—as well as an affair with his best friend Mark, played by Greg Sestero. Filled with sex, non-sequiturs, strange accents and hammy performances galore, it is nothing if not watchable in its own special way.

Provided courtesy of A24. Rated R. Running time: 99 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: http://www.theroommovie.com

 

About the Guests


MICHAEL ROUSSELET (The Room Expert, SCA Alumnus)

USC alumnus Michael Rousselet is one of the pioneers behind 5secondfilms and director/writer of the horror comedy Dude Bro Party Massacre III. In 2003 he saw a movie called The Room in an empty theater, instantly became obsessed, and dragged way too many people to see it. Now it's a cult phenomenon and he's sorry, but not that sorry.

ROBYN PARIS (Actor, "Michelle")

Robyn Paris is a writer/director/actor who has written features, web series, TV series and narrative VR and performed on stages across the country. Her web series, THE ROOM ACTORS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, which she created, directed and co-starred in, premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London, and went on to screen at over a dozen film festivals worldwide, including the HollyShorts Film Fest. Robyn and the series garnered numerous awards, including "Best Director" at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival and “Best Ensemble Cast” at HollyWeb. The series launches online in association with FunnyorDie.com on November 30th, 2017.

Robyn’s successful Kickstarter campaign to fund her series (which features original actors from the so-bad-it’s-good cult film THE ROOM) spawned global press coverage in outlets like EW.com, the Sydney Morning Herald and HuffPo.

Robyn holds a BA from Duke University and an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA, where she won the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Award for her feature ODD MAN OUT about a family raising a schizophrenic child. She’s also the winner of the Harmony Gold Screenwriting Award, the Jack Nicholson Prize in Screenwriting, Oliver's Prize, the Association of Theatre Owners of California/Nevada Fellowship in Screenwriting and she was nominated for a Humanitas Prize in screenwriting while a student at UCLA.

Raised in Greensboro, NC, Robyn started her career in entertainment as an actor and comedic improviser. She has appeared in numerous theatrical productions and performed improvisation with The Second City Chicago, Improv Olympic in Chicago, IO West and The Groundlings.

KYLE VOGT (Actor, "Peter")

Kyle Vogt is an actor, game designer, writer, and photographer. Carrying an eclectic set of skills from working for NASA to fashion photography to creating crazy new food recipes, he's been known to do all kinds of production roles. You can see him every week on Maze Arcana: Orphan Echo playing Lucky, the long suffering warforged arcaneer and Maze Arcana: Fury's Fate playing Captain Dariguez, the trader declared a pirate exiled to Chult.

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.

Parking


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
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu