October 24, 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 The Orchard invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

The Work

Directed by Jairus McLeary
Co-Directed by Gethin Aldous

Produced by Alice Henty, Eon McLeary, Jairus McLeary,
Miles McLeary, and Angela Sostre

Followed by a Q&A with Eon McLeary and Miles McLeary

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



Winner:  Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature - South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017; Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature - Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017.

Official Selection: SF DocFest 2017, AFI Docs 2017, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017, Traverse City Film Festival 2017.

Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, October 27th, 2017.

About The Work

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. The Work offers a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and the dehumanizing tropes in our culture to reveal a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

Provided courtesy of The Orchard. Rated R. Running time: 88 minutes.

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About the Guests

EON MCLEARY (Producer)

Eon McLeary moved to Los Angeles and partnered with his brothers to develop and create The Work shortly after graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 2007. As a producer he was part of the creative process but also played a role in fundraising, gaining access to the prison, and the initial phase of post-production. Along with his continued involvement in the documentary he works for a fine art auction house and dabbles in software engineering.


Miles McLeary is a long-time participant in Men's Circles who moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to develop The Work with his brothers, Eon and Jairus. He is a Producer based on the West Coast who also works as an IT consultant. He participated in all aspects of initial fundraising, creative development, production and the initial phase of post-production.

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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