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June 29, 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] and IFC Midnight invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Killing Ground

Written and Directed by Damien Power
Produced by Joe Weatherstone and Lisa Shaunessy

Followed by a Q&A with Damien Power

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 29th, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



In Theatres and On Demand Friday, July 21st, 2017

About Killing Ground

A couple’s romantic camping trip becomes a desperate fight for survival in this ultra-raw, unhinged kill ride. In need of a break from the pressures of their life in the city, Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows) head to a remote beach for a weekend getaway. When they come across an abandoned campsite, with no trace of its occupants, they’re concerned. When they discover a lone, traumatized child nearby, they’re scared. And when they encounter two local sociopaths (Aaron Glenane, Aaron Pederson), they’re in for a hell of a bad time. Weaving with unexpected twists and turns, Killing Ground delivers both nerve-shredding suspense and gut-punching realism.

Provided courtesy of IFC Midnight. Rated R. Running time: 89 minutes.

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About the Guest

DAMIEN POWER (Writer, Director)

Damien grew up in Launceston, Tasmania: pop: 60,000; cinema: 1. It was there, as a teenager at the local film society, that he fell in love with movies. After completing an Arts/Law degree in Hobart, he moved to Sydney to take up a position on the Classification Board at the Office of Film and Literature Classification. He started writing and directing film soon after he arrived, and having made a few shorts, he enrolled in a MA in Directing at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS). Since graduating he has written and directed several award-winning shorts that have screened at festivals worldwide including Venice and Busan, Sydney and MIFF, as well as online as part of YouTube/Scott Free’s inaugural Your Film Festival. Damien’s first feature, the survival thriller Killing Ground, had its world premiere at the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival and its international premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in the iconic Midnight Section.

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.

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