February 23, 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

Ruskin Art Club, USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, Outside the Box [Office], and Milestone Films,
invite you and a guest to attend

The Exiles (1961) and the Challenge of Poverty:
A Screening and Conversation

Featuring Producer Ron Austin, in conversation with Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson,
Director of the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics.


7:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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


About The Exiles (1961)

The Exiles, a feature-length documentary portrayal of Native Americans living near LA’s Skid Row provides a remarkable glimpse into the daily reality of their lives. Filmed in the late 1950s, The Exiles reflected the growing alienation of many young Americans at the time. From the perspective of more than half a century, The Exiles raises still-pertinent questions about the nature of contemporary urban poverty. The loss of community, of stable relationships now even more endemic than it was in the 1950s, these portrayals may help us redefine the poverty around us in broader and more meaningful terms than simple economic deprivation. Now deemed a “classic” by the Library of Congress, The Exiles is also celebrated as a notable cinematic achievement of the period and an early example of what came to be known as Cinéma Vérité. World Premiere: Venice Film Festival 1961.

Written, Directed, and Produced by Kent Mackenzie. Production by Ronald Austin, Sam Farnsworth, John Morrill, Erik Daarstad, Robert Kaufman, Beth Pattrick, Sven Walnum, and Paula Powers.

Provided courtesy of Milestone Films. Not rated. Running time: 72 minutes.

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About the Guests

RON AUSTIN (Producer/President of the Ruskin Art Club)

Ron Austin, a veteran writer and producer, is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; twice honored by the Writers Guild of America, he served for several years on the faculty of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is currently the president of the Ruskin Art Club.

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LYN BOYD-JUDSON (Director, USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics)

Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson is director of the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and executive director of the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights. Her teaching experience spans courses at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, the USC School of International Relations, and the USC School of Religion. Previous research affiliations include RAND, the Carter Presidential Center, the Hong Kong Legislative Council, the United States Embassy Berlin-Third Reich Document Center, the USC Center for International Studies, the Walt Disney Company Asia-Pacific, and the Dow Jones News Service. In 2015, Boyd-Judson was awarded two separate Fulbright Specialist Awards to Spain and China on strategic moral diplomacy, global ethics and the role of the university.

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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.

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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.

Contact Information

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