LEAST AMONG SAINTS
June 4, 2012, 7:00 P.M.
The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Outside the Box [Office] and Papazian/Hirsch Entertainment invite you and a guest to a special sneak preview screening of
Least Among Saints
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
About Least Among Saints
Writer, director and actor Martin Papazian’s debut film LEAST AMONG SAINTS movingly illustrates a man’s hard-fought road towards reconciling with his better self. Coming home to a broken marriage and unsure future, veteran Anthony Hayward (Papazian) thinks he’s at the end of his rope. But when his troubled ten year-old neighbor, Wade (Tristan Lake Leabu), calls out for help, Anthony can’t seem to turn away. To the dismay of the boy’s embattled social worker (Laura San Giacomo), Anthony sets out on a fool’s quest to help this heartbroken but hard to reach child find his long-lost father, who might not even exist. Yet in the midst of this new mission – the first that seems to matter since his return -- Anthony begins to come to grips with both the costs of war and the universal power of human connection. As the film builds to an emotional climax, Papazian finds both the gravity and the grace in ordinary, flawed characters pushed to extraordinary acts of compassion and decency.
Provided courtesy of Papazian/Hirsch Entertainment. Not rated. Running time: 105 minutes.
To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.
About the Guest
MARTIN PAPAZIAN (Writer/Director/Actor)
LEAST AMONG SAINTS marks MARTIN PAPAZIAN’S debut as a feature director and writer. Inspired by true events, the story centers on a man’s quest for redemption through his compassion and service to an orphaned boy. Recently completed, the filmmakers are on their quest for distribution.
Previously, Papazian directed the award winning short film IN THE WIND, about a soldier’s return to Katrina ravaged New Orleans only to discover the place he grew up in has collapsed in his absence. The film was awarded BEST PICTURE at both the New Orleans and Vail Film Festivals as well as being the official selection of numerous other festivals. In the theater, Martin has directed a wide array of plays in Los Angeles. Notably, the Pulitzer Prize winning drama TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, THE EXONERATED, Eric Bogosian's POUNDING NAILS INTO THE FLOOR WITH MY FOREHEAD, Neil Labute's AUTOBAHN, and the one woman show YOU CAN EAT ME.
As a film actor, Papazian burst onto the screen in Universal Picture’s JARHEAD directed by Academy Award Winner Sam Mendes. He most recently acted opposite Charlize Theron in FOX Studios THE BURNING PLAIN, written and directed by Guierrmo Arriaga. He also appeared in DreamWorks’s THE ISLAND directed by Michael Bay and most recently in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN directed by Marc Webb. In television, Martin has appeared in numerous network shows. Notable credits include 24 (recurring), Lie to Me, CSI: NY, The Unit (dir. David Mamet), Without A Trace, N.C.I.S., Dexter, Supernatural, Monk and JAG. He has also performed supporting roles in a dozen films made for television.
Papazian earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing from the Arizona Reparatory Theater at the University of Arizona. He also spent a semester in London training with The British Academy of Dramatic Arts.
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. The weekly screenings will be on Wednesday and Sunday nights (and other select dates, as they arise) in the School of Cinematic Arts Complex, George Lucas Building.
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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 $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.
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