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October 30, 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 Lionsgate invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Hellbenders 3D

Written/Directed by J.T. Petty
Produced by Jon S. Denny, Lawrence Mattis, David Moscow, Mark L. Pederson and Aldey Sanchez
Followed by a Q&A with J.T. Petty, Clancy Brown, and Andre Royo
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 31st, 2013
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

In theaters nationwide and on demand beginning Friday, October 18th

About Hellbenders 3D

There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to damnation - so the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints - or Hellbenders - was formed. A group of elite, highly-trained exorcists, they live in a constant state of debauchery so they will be ready to go to Hell at any moment. When an infernal Norse demon called BLACK SURTR escapes into New York City intent on cracking open the gates of Hell, the Hellbenders must use every ounce of their debauchery to battle the demon and save the planet from eternal damnation!

The Brooklyn Parish of Hellbenders has six members led by cantankerous Lutheran Angus (Clancy Brown), with clever but undisciplined Larry (Clifton Collins Jr.), cynical Unitarian Elizabeth (Robyn Rikoon), New Age Southern Baptist marshmallow Macon (Macon Blair), officious and sincere Catholic Stephen (Andre Royo) and joyless Polish Catholic pessimist Eric (Dan Fogler).

Provided courtesy of Lionsgate. Rated R. Running time: 85 minutes.


About the Guests

J.T. PETTY (Director/Writer)

JT Petty is a writer and director of movies, video games, graphic  novels,  and  children's books. He shot his first feature film, SOFT FOR DIGGING, at the age of 20; it went on to play at the Sundance Film Festival and dozens of festivals around the  world. His other films include the creature Western THE BURROWERS for Lionsgate and documentary horror S&MAN (Sandman) for HDNet Films, both of which premiered in the Toronto Film Festival's Midnight Madness Program.

He wrote the original SPLINTER CELL video game, and contributed to several of the sequels. It's gone on to become a major franchise, earning billions. His CLEMENCY POGUE series of children's books, published by Simon & Schuster, was optioned for film by the Jim Henson Company. His most recent publication is the graphic novel BLOODY CHESTER, out from FirstSecond.

CLANCY BROWN (Actor, "Angus")

This prolific and versatile actor emerged from the fertile Chicago theatrical scene of the early 1980's. Roles such as "Jean" in August Strindberg's Miss Julie; "Aaron" in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus; and "Geisler" in Glen DeCoasta's A Constant Wish brought him to the attention of critics and audiences alike. His film debut as "Viking" in Bad Boys' starring little known actor Sean Penn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood.

It is hard to say for which roles Mr. Brown is best known as his career has been both distinguished and quirky. Legions of Highlander fans know him as the prototype immortal villain "Kurgan" in the initial film that grew into a franchise. Then there is the ferocious "Captain Hadley" in the multiple Oscar® Nominated "The Shawshank Redemption". And on television Clancy found fans with his portrayal of the 1934 preacher, Brother Justin Crowe, on HBO’s Emmy® award winning series, "Carnivale".

His films have crossed the genres from thrillers ("Pathfinder", "Blue Steel", "Pet Sematary 2") to true-life drama ("Desperate Rescue", "Love, Lies and Murder", "The Man Who Broke 1000 Chains"); from family films ("The Spongebob Squarepants Movie", "Flubber") to social dramas ("Normal", "The Laramie Project"); from action dramas ("Cowboys and Aliens", "The Guardian", "Starship Troopers", Extreme Prejudice", "Shoot to Kill") to animation ("Spongebob Squarepants", "The Justice League; Super Robot Monkey"). And some of his work defies conventional classification ("The Bride", "Cast a Deadly Spell", and cult favorite "The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai").

In 2012 Clancy appeared in Vanity Fair’s March issue celebrating Hollywood’s great character actors, and he’ll be on the big screen with five different feature films slated to arrive in theatres in 2013 and 2014.

Clancy was born in the rural southwestern Ohio town of Urbana, where his family owned and operated the local newspaper. He attended Northwestern University on a track scholarship and remains an active alumnus. He was married to television news producer, Jeanne Johnson in 1993 and is the proud father of a daughter and son.

ANDRE ROYO (Actor, "Stephen")

Andre Royo has that rare ability to give the characters he plays depth and emotion without overshadowing his cast mates. As evidence, see Royo’s amazing turn as Bubbles on HBO's critically acclaimed drama The Wire, Henry Arliss Higgins on Fox’s Fringe and Stephen Canfield in Heroes. Royo has also appeared on a diverse range of shows, including How to Make it in America, Memphis Beat, Prime Suspect, The Whole Truth, Party Down, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs and Criminal Minds.

The first time Royo appeared on the big screen was in John Singleton’s Shaft. He’s also appeared in an eclectic array of features such as Red Tails, Hellbenders, Remnants, The Collection, August, Super, and Calloused Hands. Most recently he will appeared in The Spectacular Now which premiered in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and is currently in theaters. Beyond acting, Royo executive produced the independent feature film Would You Rather and is attached to produce two additional features.

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

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