April 17, 2017, 7:00 P.M.

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], SCA Council on Diversity & Inclusion, and ABC, invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

Written, Directed, and Produced by John Ridley

Followed by a Q&A with John Ridley,
Moderated by ABC7 Eyewitness News Co-Anchor Marc Brown

7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 17th, 2017
The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Let It Fall premieres Friday, April 28th at 9|8c on ABC.

About Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

Let It Fall takes an unflinching look at the 1992 L.A. uprising tracing its roots back a decade, unfolding its history as a series of very personal decisions and very public failures. The film weaves heartbreaking first hand accounts from black, white, Asian, and Hispanic Angelinos of all classes, caught up in a cascade of rising tension culminating in an explosion of anger and fear after the Rodney King verdict.

Provided courtesy of ABC. Not rated. Running time: 120 minutes.

About the Guest

JOHN RIDLEY (Writer/Producer/Director)

John Ridley won an Oscar® for writing 12 Years a Slave and is the creator, director, and executive producer of the Emmy-winning series American Crime, which is currently airing its third season on ABC. His limited series Guerilla, with Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, and Babou Ceesay will premiere on Showtime April 16. All Is By My Side, an innovative biopic about Jimi Hendrix written and directed by Ridley, was released in the fall of 2014. Ridley’s body of work includes the feature films U-Turn, Three Kings, Undercover Brother, and Red Tails; the hard-hitting novels Those Who Walk In Darkness and A Conversation With the Mann; and his graphic novel The American Way, which will be returning this summer with a six-series sequel.


About the Moderator

Marc Brown is the co-anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. He joined ABC7 in 1989 as a reporter and weekend anchor. Marc was born in Los Angeles, where he attended Narbonne High School. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and political science. Marc's first on-air job was in 1984 at KIEM-TV in Eureka, California. He went on to work as a reporter and anchor at KOLO-TV in Reno, Nevada, KNTV in San Jose and KFMB-TV in San Diego. Marc has won four Emmys, a Golden Mike, an Associated Press award and a Radio and Television News Directors Association award for excellence in TV news reporting. He sits on the University of Southern California's Board of Counselors for the Annenberg School of Communications. Marc is active in the community as a speaker at schools and as a master of ceremonies for community events.

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.

To SUBSCRIBE to our MAILING LIST for upcoming free screenings and events, e-mail the word "Subscribe" to: aago@cinema.usc.edu

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About the SCA Council on Diversity & Inclusion

The role of the SCA Council on Diversity & Inclusion is to promote and support inclusivity among students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, friends and industry partners. We urge each member of the SCA Family to participate in creating a learning environment that respects all creative voices.

The last Council meeting of the Spring 2017 semester will be on Monday, April 16th from 3:00-5:00pm in SCA 255. The second hour of the meeting is open to any SCA students, staff or faculty who wish to attend.

Visit the SCA Council on Diversity & Inclusion Website: http://cinema.usc.edu/about/diversity.cfm

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
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu