January 18, 2017, 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], USC Visions and Voices: The Arts & Humanities Initiative, and Pain MD Productions, invite you and a guest to a special screening of

The Big Lie: American Addict 2

Directed by SCA Alumnus Sasha Knezev
Written by Sasha Knezev and Gregory Alan Smith, M.D.
Executive Produced by Gregory Alan Smith, M.D.

Followed by a Q&A with Sasha Knezev
and Gregory Alan Smith, M.D.

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Students, Staff, Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

Related Event: Addiction in America
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library 240
For more info, click here

About The Big Lie: American Addict 2

From the makers of the hit documentary American Addict, The Big Lie: American Addict 2 picks up where the first film left off and breaks even more new ground. Director Sasha Knezev conducts candid interviews with politicians, celebrities, and physicians, including executive producer of the film, Gregory A. Smith, MD. The film reveals the effects of addiction on society, links between certain medications and crime, and the compelling and unbelievable stories of everyday people that have become addicted to prescription drugs and others who have become prescription drug dealers.

Director Sasha Knezev says that the film “digs deeper into the world of corruption, politics, and pharmaceutical greed.” Featuring Matthew Perry, Jonathan Davis, Ron Paul, and Dennis Kucinich, the film offers an eye-opening examination of America's deadly dependency with prescription medication.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Sasha Knezev and physician and executive producer Gregory A. Smith.

Presented in conjunction with “Addiction in America,” a panel discussion that will be presented on January 24 as part of the Provost’s Series on Wicked Problems. Established by Provost Michael Quick, the series brings together special guests and USC faculty to discuss the most intractable, multifaceted problems of our time.

Provided courtesy of Pain MD Productions. Not rated. Running time: 96 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.

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.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago