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May 15, 2013, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Outside the Box [Office] and Fox Searchlight invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

The East

Directed by Zal Batmanglij
Written by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling
Produced by Brit Marling, Michael Costigan, Jocelyn Hayes, Ridley Scott, and Tony Scott
Followed by a Q&A with Zal Batmanglij
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

In Theaters on Friday, May 31st.

About The East

In THE EAST, Sarah Moss (Brit Marling) is a brilliant operative for an elite private intelligence firm whose top objective is to ruthlessly protect the interests of their A-list corporate clientele. She is assigned to go undercover to infiltrate an anarchist collective known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Living amongst them in an effort to get closer to their members, Sarah finds herself unexpectedly torn between two worlds as she starts to fall in love with the group's charismatic leader, finding her life and her priorities irrevocably changed.

Provided courtesy of Fox Searchlight. Rated PG-13. Running time: 116 minutes.

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About the Guest

ZAL BATMANGLIJ (Writer/Director)

Filmmaker Zal Batmanglij made his feature directorial debut with the Sundance hit, SOUND OF MY VOICE, released by Fox Searchlight in 2012. The film earned Batmanglij a Gotham Award nomination for Breakthrough Director, and VARIETY named him one of their "Top 10 Directors to Watch" in 2012. The film was also nominated for Indie Spirit Awards for Best First Feature, and Best Supporting Female for co-writer and producer Brit Marling. THE EAST marks Batmanglij's second feature film collaboration with Marling.

Batmanglij grew up in Washington DC and studied anthropology at Georgetown University. He was a directing fellow at the American Film Institute. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

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 $10.00 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