October 9, 2017, 7:30 P.M.

The Ron Howard Screening Room, RZC 111, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Wakemup Productions invite you and a guest to attend a special preview screening of

Blood Stripe

Directed by Remy Auberjonois
Written by Kate Nowlin and Remy Auberjonois
Produced by Schuyler Weiss & Julie Christeas,
and Remy Auberjonois & Kate Nowlin

Followed by a Q&A with Remy Auberjonois and Kate Nowlin

7:30 P.M. on Monday, October 9th, 2017
The Ron Howard Screening Room, RZC 111, Robert Zemeckis Center,
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


The film received the Best U.S. Fiction Feature Award at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival. Additional accolades include: The Audience Award at the 2016 Austin Film Festival, The John Schlesinger Award for First-Time Filmmaker at the 2016 Provincetown International Film Festival, and both the Audience Award and the Indie Vision Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2016 Twin Cities Film Festival.

In Theaters on Friday, October 13th, 2017.

About Blood Stripe

Our Sergeant (Kate Nowlin) returns home to a small town after a third tour with the Marines in Afghanistan. Unable to sleep and wracked by anxiety, it is clear that in addition to the scars she bears on her torso, Our Sergeant carries unseen wounds. When a homecoming party provokes her into an explosive outburst, Our Sergeant has nowhere to turn, and so she runs… deep into the North Woods. Discovering a picturesque summer camp on the shores of a lake, Our Sergeant seeks refuge and solace. But she cannot outrun her own heart of darkness and the pristine wilderness becomes fraught with peril.

Blood Stripe explores a character that is relatively new to both U.S. policy and to movies – a fully-combat-participatory female soldier. Co-filmmakers Remy Auberjonois and Kate Nowlin (the pair co-wrote the film, while Auberjonois directed and Nowlin stars) deftly feminize the warrior archetype while building the story to an emotional crescendo, reminding us of how little we understand post-traumatic stress beyond its definition. It is both an unusual and universal portrait of trauma and war’s cost to the individual and society.

Provided courtesy of Wakemup Productions. Not rated. Running time: 92 minutes.

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About the Guests

REMY AUBERJONOIS (Writer, Director, Producer)

Remy Auberjonois has had a long career as an actor in film, TV and on Broadway. He has appeared in the films The Maid’s Room, The English Teacher, Price Check, Fair Game, The International, Michael Clayton and others. Extensive work in television series, mini-series, and HBO Films include recurring roles on “Mad Men,” “Weeds,” “666 Park Ave.,” “The Good Wife,” and “Show Me a Hero.” Other television work include “Blindspot,” “Believe,” “Veep,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Zero Hour,” “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” “Homeland,” “Pan Am,” “Person of Interest,” “The Normal Heart,” “Mildred Pierce,” “30 Rock,” “Sopranos,” and “Boardwalk Empire.” On Broadway, Remy has appeared opposite such talents as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Frances McDormand, Morgan Freeman, and Frank Langella in plays such as Death of a Salesman, The Country Girl, Frost/Nixon and many others. He has had the privilege of working with creatives as varied and skilled as Mike Nichols, David Simon, Alfonso Cuaron, Jean-Marc Vallee, Ryan Murphy, Paul Haggis, Justin Chadwick, Doug Liman, Phillip Kaufman, Tony Gilroy, and Tom Tykwer. Remy holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, where he was the recipient of the Herschel Williams Award for Excellence and BA from Wesleyan University. Blood Stripe is his directorial debut.

KATE NOWLIN (Writer, Actor, Producer)

Kate Nowlin is an actor/writer/producer. She is the lead actress in the film Blood Stripe, which she also co-wrote and produced. She was recently named one of “25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2017” by MovieMaker Magazine. She has had recurring roles on various cable and network television shows, most recently the WGN series, "Outsiders," as well as "The Carrie Diaries," "Rubicon," and "Mercy." Her film work includes "Anchorman 2," "Young Adult," and "The Adjustment Bureau," among others. She has played NY stages such as The Atlantic Theater, The Little Shubert, Second Stage, and the Rattlestick. Her regional work includes the Guthrie Theater, Dallas Theater Center, The Huntington, Yale Rep, Westport Country Playhouse, Denver Center and The Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC, where she was nominated for a Helen Hayes award. She holds an MFA from Yale where she received the Herschel Williams Acting Prize. Her BFA is from Southern Methodist University, where she was the recipient of the Greer Garson Acting Award.

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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 7:00 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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