April 3, 2014, 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 Magnolia Pictures invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Alan Partridge

Directed by Declan Lowney
Written by Rob Gibbons, Neil Gibbons, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, and Peter Baynham
Produced by Kevin Loader and Henry Normal
Followed by a Q&A with Declan Lowney, moderated by USC Provost Fellow Sebnem Baran

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Official Selection: 2013 New York Film Festival

Opens at the Laemmle Royal in West L.A. and the Sundance Sunset Cinema in West Hollywood on Friday, April 4th, 2014.

About Alan Partridge

Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, 'Bouncing Back', subsequently remaindered and pulped.

Alan Partridge finds Alan at the center of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ (Colm Meaney) decides to hold their station hostage after learning that he’s getting sacked by the new management.

The character Alan Partridge first appeared over twenty years ago as a BBC sports reporter on the radio show, On The Hour. Since then, this wonderfully conceited, petty, anal, idiosyncratic comic creation has flourished across virtually every medium you can think of. He’s been a sports reporter (again) on the seminal TV news spoof, The Day Today, host of his own TV chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You, star of the fly-on-the-wall sitcom I’m Alan Partridge, and most recently Mid-Morning Matters.

Provided courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 90 minutes.

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About the Guests


Declan has worked on some of the most iconic comedies of the past few decades, including Graham Linehan’s BAFTA-winning Father Ted, Little Britain and David Williams' Mr. Stink. Other award-winning work includes Paul Whitehouse’s Help, which won the 2006 BAFTA Award for Best Comedy Program. Most recently for television, Declan has directed Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy for Sky One. Previous collaborations with Steve Coogan include 2002’s Cruise of the Gods, and 2012’s Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce.

SEBNEM BARAN (Moderator)

Sebnem Baran is a Provost Fellow and a second year PhD student in Critical Studies at University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. Her research interests include media industries, television and new media with emphases on online sharing and online communities. She is currently studying digital flows television in the global context.

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 Lot M at 34th & Watt Way, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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