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July 28, 2016, 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 Acropolis Cinema invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Double Play:
James Benning and Richard Linklater


Directed, Produced, and Edited by Gabe Klinger
Written by Gabe Klinger and Eugenio Renzi

Introduced by Director of Photography Edu Grau

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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



Official Selection: Venice International Film Festival 2013; SXSW Film Festival 2014; International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014.

Available on Amazon Video, VUDU, and iTunes.

About Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater

Gabe Klinger's intimate and unassumingly insightful documentary–winner of the Venezia Classici Award at the 2013 Venice Film Festival–brings together two masters of modern filmmaking for a series of casual, wide-ranging conversations touching on cinema, sports, and the unexpected artistic corollaries between their indelible corpuses. Forgoing tired nonfiction storytelling tropes, Klinger allows the natural rapport and shared camaraderie of his subjects, the Texas-born indie icon Richard Linklater and the Milwaukee-bred avant-garde figurehead James Benning, to shape a narrative that follows their discussions from the baseball diamond (where each spent a great deal of their youth) to the editing room (where we see Linklater working on Boyhood). The result is a portrait both unique and refreshing, locating affinities and drawing parallels between two unlikely comrades.

Provided courtesy of FilmBuff. Not rated. Running time: 70 minutes.

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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.

About Acropolis Cinema

Acropolis Cinema is an independently owned and operated screening series and microcinema dedicated to bringing classic and contemporary experimental films to screens across Los Angeles. Founded by Jordan Cronk, Acropolis Cinema's vision for the curation and presentation of film is one of wholly autonomous means, committed to facilitating under-represented film-art throughout the city. Our initial identity as a migrating organization will, we hope, embolden nascent arts communities typically removed from the epicenter of art house and repertory cinema distribution channels in Los Angeles, and in the process foster fresh developments in localized film discourse and dissemination.

A topic of seemingly endless debate, the state of the Los Angeles art house scene is, in our view, less something to be fixed than fortified. The strides certain theaters and programmers have taken over the last few years to bridge some of the unfortunate lapses in programming is reflected by an increasingly vibrant local film community. Even so, these organizations can only do so much, leaving entire sectors of international and experimental film without a proper outlet in Los Angeles. Acropolis Cinema's goal is to alleviate at least some of these concerns by bringing important new films to eager Los Angeles audiences. Our focus will remain broad and inclusive, but will largely comprise experimental narratives, avant-garde shorts, nonfiction features, and undistributed films from festivals the world over.

Jordan Cronk is a Los Angeles-based programmer, film critic, and regular contributor to Cinema Scope, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Reverse Shot, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Hollywood Reporter. His work has also appeared in Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, Fandor, Brooklyn Magazine, Little White Lies, Filmmaker Magazine, Indiewire, and the Brooklyn Rail.

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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 $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

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