September 12, 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 American Experience Films invite you & a guest to a special screening of
Written & Directed by Barak Goodman
Produced by Barak Goodman and Emily Singer Chapman
Followed by a Q&A with Barak Goodman and Emily Singer Chapman
Moderated by Dr. Michael Renov, Vice Dean of the School of Cinematic Arts
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
**Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2017**
**2017 Emmy Nominee Exceptional Merit in
About Oklahoma City
On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh, a former soldier deeply influenced by the literature and ideas of the radical right, parked a Ryder truck with a five-ton fertilizer bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. Moments later, 168 people were killed and 675 were injured in the blast. Oklahoma City traces the events — including the deadly encounters between American citizens and law enforcement at Ruby Ridge and Waco — that led McVeigh to commit the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history. With a virulent strain of anti-government anger still with us, the film is both a cautionary tale and an extremely timely warning.
Provided courtesy of American Experience Films. Not rated. Running time: 102 minutes.
Visit the Official Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/oklahoma-city/
About the Guests
BARAK GOODMAN (Writer, Director, Producer)
BBarak Goodman is co-founder of Ark Media and a principal producer, director and writer with the company. His films for Ark Media have been nominated for an Academy Award and won multiple Emmys, DuPont-Columbia and Peabody Awards, the RFK Journalism Prize, and three times been official selections at the Sundance Film Festival. He was the series director and producer of CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, and he directed, produced and wrote MAKERS, the first comprehensive history of the modern women’s movement. In addition to OKLAHOMA CITY his work for American Experience includes RUBY RIDGE (February 14), about the 1992 FBI siege that helped launch the modern militia movement, CLINTON, a four-hour biography of Bill Clinton, and MY LAI, the story of America's most notorious war crime.
EMILY SINGER CHAPMAN (Producer)
Emily Singer Chapman is a producer whose film career spans over a decade and includes work in experimental, vérité and historical documentaries. The majority of Chapman's recent work has been for PBS, including the Emmy-nominated and duPont-Columbia winning series Cancer: CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, FINDING YOUR ROOTS and CLINTON. Her latest films, OKLAHOMA CITY and RUBY RIDGE, are the fourth and fifth films she has worked on for the American Experience series. Chapman was raised in Portland, Oregon and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
DR. MICHAEL RENOV (Moderator)
Michael Renov, professor of Critical Studies and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, is the author of Hollywood's Wartime Woman: Representation and Ideology and The Subject of Documentary, editor of Theorizing Documentary, and co-editor of Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices, Collecting Visible Evidence, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies and Cinema’s Alchemist: The Films of Peter Forgacs.
In 1993, Renov co-founded Visible Evidence, a series of international and highly interdisciplinary documentary studies conferences that have, to date, been held on five continents. He is one of three general editors for the Visible Evidence book series at the University of Minnesota Press, which has published 27 volumes on various aspects of nonfiction media since 1997. In 2005, he co-programmed the 51st annual Robert Flaherty Seminar, a week-long gathering of documentary filmmakers, curators, and educators, creating 20 screening programs and filmmaker dialogues on the theme "Cinema and History."
In addition to curating documentary programs around the world, he has served as a jury member at documentary festivals including Sundance, Silverdocs, the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, Brazil's It's All True, the International Environmental Festival of Film and Video, also in Brazil, and DocLisboa in Portugal. He has taught graduate seminars at the University of Stockholm, Tel Aviv University and Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and has led documentary workshops in Jordan for the Royal Film Commission and in Cyprus. Renov's teaching and research interests include documentary theory, autobiography in film and video, video art and activism, and representations of the Holocaust.
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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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