February 4, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], the USC Office of Religious Life, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and Gobbo Films, LLC, invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Good People Go to Hell,
Saved People Go to Heaven

Directed and Produced by Holly Hardman
Followed by a Q&A with Holly Hardman
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

About Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go to Heaven

Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go to Heaven explores evangelical End Times belief and culture along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. To evangelical believers, the hurricanes of 2005 were signs of the oncoming Rapture, and a direct message from God that Americans must redeem themselves from sin.

The film begins with a stark image of an itinerant Christian cross-carrier named Lance. Dressed like a popular culture image of Jesus, Lance preaches End Times gospel as he walks the back highways along the Mississippi River. To Lance and fellow born-again Christians, Jesus will return to “rapture the faithful,” to literally lift believers into heavenly skies while the rest of humankind is left behind to suffer apocalyptic horrors. Lance tends to the poor, the hungry, and the broken. And he prays for the world’s sinners—all non-Christians.

Provided courtesy of Gobbo Films, LLC. Not rated. Running time: 88 minutes.

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About the Guest

HOLLY HARDMAN (Producer/Director)

Holly Hardman has been involved in film and entertainment media since the 1980’s. Before she started making films, Hardman worked as a researcher for Rolling Stone, PBS, and Twentieth Century Fox by day, while writing and performing in the underground art worlds of New York and Los Angeles by night. Hardman formed Holy Sin Prods. in the early 1990’s and began writing, directing, and producing short films. Her films were distributed by New Day, insound and M/W/F Video. Timea Spitkova of The Prague Post wrote: “Hardman’s films illustrate why you should never turn up your nose at underground films.” Her film Seaschell Beach was awarded Best of Filmcore (New York Underground Film Festival, 1998). Her first feature Besotted, an experimental dark comedy, was released theatrically in the United States by Artistic License Films in 2002. Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go to Heaven, which had its world premiere at IDFA 2012, is Hardman’s first documentary effort. Hardman lives in western Massachusetts, where she is raising her 11-year-old daughter.

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 #4, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago