THE DOUBLE

May 5, 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

The Double

 
Directed by Richard Ayoade
Written by Richard Ayoade and Avi Korine
Produced by Robin Fox and Amina Dasmal
 
Followed by a Q&A with Richard Ayoade

7:00 P.M. on Monday, May 5th, 2014
 
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 New Directors / New Films, 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Opens on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at Landmark's Nuart Theatre in West L.A.

About The Double

Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) is a timid office clerk working in an ominous government organization. He is overlooked by his boss (Wallace Shawn) and colleagues, scorned by his mother, and ignored by Hannah (Mia Wasikowska), the lovely copy room girl he pines for. Undermined and undervalued everywhere he turns, it seems that his directionless life couldn’t get any worse—until the arrival of James Simon, his new co-worker. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite—confident, charismatic and seductive with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.

British director Richard Ayoade returns with this darkly comic adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novella, featuring a tour de force dual performance from Jesse Eisenberg and co-starring Mia Wasikowska, alongside a strong ensemble cast including Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor and Cathy Moriarty.

Provided courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 93 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: http://www.magpictures.com/thedouble/

 

About the Guest

RICHARD AYOADE (Director / Co-Writer)

Richard Ayoade is a Perrier Award winning writer and director. In 2004 Ayoade co-created and directed Channel 4’s spoof horror comedy series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, in which he also appeared. This was followed with a sequel series Man to Man with Dean Lerner which Richard directed and co-wrote and was broadcast on primetime Channel 4. He has performed in The Mighty Boosh (as well as script editing) and the Emmy Award Winning IT Crowd. After signing up with Warp Films to direct promos, Ayoade has made music videos for The Arctic Monkeys, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Super Furry Animals, Kasabian, the Last Shadow Puppets and Vampire Weekend. He also directed the feature-length concert film of the Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo which was released in 2008. Ayoade’s directorial debut came in 2010 with the critically acclaimed and award winning Submarine.

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.

Parking

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

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu