October 24, 2013, 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


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

Narco Cultura

Directed & Cinematography by Shaul Schwarz
Produced by Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen,
and Todd Hagopian
Followed by a Q&A with Shaul Schwarz
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Official Selection: 2013 Sundance Film Festival; 2013 Berlin International Film Festival; 2013 Hot Docs; 2013 Fantastic Fest.

Opens in L.A. on Friday, December 6th

About Narco Cultura

To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become iconic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by an addiction to money, drugs, and violence. From war photographer Shaul Schwarz comes NARCO CULTURA, an explosive look at the drug cartels’ pop culture influence on both sides of the border as experienced by an LA narcocorrido singer dreaming of stardom and a Juarez crime scene investigator on the front line of Mexico’s Drug War.

Provided courtesy of Cinedigm. Not rated. Running time: 102 minutes. In English and Spanish, with English subtitles.

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About the Guest

SHAUL SCHWARZ (Director/Cinematographer)

Shaul Schwarz was born in Israel in 1974. He started his photographic career in the Israeli Air Force. After finishing his service he moved on to cover news in Israel and in the West Bank before relocating to New York in 1999.

Today he is still based in New York and works as a freelance photographer represented by Reportage/Getty Images. Schwarz’s work has appeared in major international publications such as National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times Magazine, Geo, Paris Match, Stern, El Pais Magazine, GQ and Marie Claire among others. His coverage of the conflict in Haiti in 2004 received two World Press Awards. In 2005, Schwarz won the highly acclaimed Visa D’or in Perpignan for his work on settlers from the Gaza strip. Most recently he was honored with the 2008 Robert Capa Award given out by the Overseas Press Club.

In 2005, after countless short reports for different TV outlets, Schwarz completed his first feature length documentary, The Block. The film following the last months of Jewish settlers’ lives in the occupied Gaza Strip had a theatrical release in Israel. In 2009, Schwarz produced a series of shorts on celebrity look-alikes that was broadcasted by MSNBC. He is currently working on a short to be published by in 2010 and frequently publishes shorts on

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.


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 Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago