The SCA Alumni Screening Series Presents: SURVEILLANCE

June 21, 2009, 7:30PM

Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall

The School of Cinematic Arts and Magnet Releasing
invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of


Starring Bill Pullman, Julia Ormond
and Pell James

Followed by a Q&A with
  co-writer/director Jennifer Lynch

7:30PM on Sunday, June 21st, 2009
Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall




It's been a hell of a day on the highway.

When Federal Officers Elizabeth Anderson (Julia Ormond) and Sam Hallaway (Bill Pullman) arrive at Captain Billing's office, they have three sets of stories to figure out and a string of vicious murders to consider.

One zealot cop, a strung out junkie and an eight year old girl all sit in testimony to the roadside rampage, but as the Feds begin to expose the fragile little details each witness conceals so carefully with a well practiced lie, they soon discover that uncovering 'the truth' can come at a very big cost…

35mm print provided courtesy of Magnet Releasing.

Rated R. Running time: 97 minutes.

Premieres May 29th on Video On Demand and opens exclusively at Landmark's Nuart Theatre on Friday, June 26th.

To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.

ABOUT JENNIFER LYNCH (co-writer/director)

Jennifer Lynch was only nineteen when she wrote the screenplay for Boxing Helena. She became a published novelist at age twenty-two when she wrote The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. Her book was on the New York Times' Best-Seller List for 15 weeks. In 1993, at the age of twenty-four, she added the distinction of being the youngest woman in American film history to direct a feature film, directing her screenplay, Boxing Helena, which was nominated for a Grand Jury prize at Sundance the same year.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lynch attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She also gained an invaluable education while working closely with her father, David Lynch, on his films Blue Velvet and Dune, among others.

Lynch currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her daughter Sydney.


This June through August, 2009, the SCA Alumni Screening Series will host a wide array of film screenings and filmmaker Q&As, highlighting new blockbuster and independent American films, international and documentary features and recent work by our SCA Alumni. These screenings will be hosted in various SCA venues, including Norris Cinema Theatre, as well as SCA 108 and SCA 110. All screenings are free to the public but will require an electronic reservation, which can be made through the website for each individual screening. Many screenings will be overbooked to ensure that capacity is met in the theater. Some screenings will be run from digital sources.

To view the calendar for the Alumni Screening Series, click here.


This screening is free of charge and open to the public. The theater will be OVERBOOKED to ensure capacity and the RSVP list will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no reserved seating. Please bring a photo 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 6:30PM.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Free street parking is also available along W. Jefferson Boulevard.
Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Phone: 213.740.2330