June 22, 2014, 5:00 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
The School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, & IFC Films, invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Camp X-Ray premiered at the
2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Presented as part of the
Los Angeles World Affairs Council's
Global Entertainment & Media Symposium:
About Camp X-Ray
A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots. But she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay instead, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. A story of two people, on opposite sides of a war, struggling to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. And in the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.
Provided courtesy of IFC Films. Not rated. Running time: 116 minutes.
About the Guests
PETER SATTLER (Writer/Director)
Raised in Indiana, Peter Sattler studied film at the North Carolina School of the Arts where his thesis directing work, "Newton" was nominated for a student Academy Award. He has worked as an artist and screenwriter in Los Angeles for the past 10 years. Camp X-Ray is his first feature film.
GINA KWON (Producer)
Gina Kwon is an award-winning film producer, recipient of the 2004 Mark Silverman/Sundance Fellowship and the 2005 Bravo/American Express Independent Spirit Award honoring “emerging producers who demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality independent films”.
Kwon got her start working with director Miguel Arteta, most notably as associate producer on Chuck & Buck and co-producer on The Good Girl (Spirit Award winner for Best Screenplay for Mike White). She produced Sundance Humanitas Prize winner The Motel, a film by Michael Kang, which was nominated for a 2007 Indie Spirit Award for Best First Feature. She produced the acclaimed first film of artist/filmmaker Miranda July, Me and You and Everyone We Know, which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival for “Originality of Vision” and four awards at the Cannes Film Festival, including the prestigious Camera D’Or for Best First Feature Film, and July’s second feature, The Future, in partnership with Razor Film in Germany, which premiered at Sundance & Berlin in 2011 and was named one of NY Times / A.O. Scott’s Best Films of 2011.
Prior to producing features, Kwon worked with Academy Award-nominated documentary producer R.J. Cutler, as a Co-Producer on his TNT series "The Residents" and a Story Producer on his Fox series "American High" (winner of a 2001 Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program). She also has a background in international film sales and acquisitions, serving as VP of Myriad Pictures from 1996 to 1999. Kwon has been an advisor and mentor to numerous Sundance and Film Independent Fellows, and has taught the FIND Producer’s Lab in 2006 & 2011.
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 4:30 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 #4, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend 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.
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