April 27, 2012, 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


The SCA Alumni Screening Series and Psycho Films invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Welcome to Shirley

Directed by Joe Weil
Written by Paul Brick
Followed by a Q&A with USC Sophmore Joe Weil
7:00 P.M. on Friday, April 27th, 2012

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

About Welcome to Shirley

Nate Bannerham hasn’t seen his brother David in ten years. When their father dies suddenly after bowling his first perfect game, the eccentric Bannerham family returns to their small hometown of Shirley to prepare for his funeral. Under one roof again, the crazed Bannerham family must confront some peculiar issues – an bumbling and incompetent aristocratic lawyer, a delusional daughter who dreams of stardom, and the thrice-married matriarch of the family, who is convinced despite her age and sexual inactivity that she is pregnant. Despite their differences, Nate and David are forced to examine the true meaning of family as they come face-to-face with years of unresolved conflict.

Welcome To Shirley was shot in and around the city of St. Louis during the summer 2011. Featuring local talent and iconic locations, the film is a production of the Midwest. Psycho Films is a production company founded by current USC sophomore Joe Weil which has been releasing feature films since 2007.

Provided courtesy of Psycho Films. Not rated. Running time: 84 min.

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

To visit Pyscho Films on Facebook, click here.

About the SCA Alumni Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by SCA alumni and faculty throughout the Spring 2012 semester. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, 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 SCA Alumni Screening Series, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid 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 $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. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu