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IN THE FADE with Writer/Director/Producer Fatih Akin

January 9, 2018, 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], the Turkish Film Festival of Los Angeles, and Magnolia Pictures, invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of

In the Fade

Directed by Fatih Akin
Written by Hark Bohm and Fatih Akin
Produced by Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Fatih Akin, and Herman Weigel
Starring Diane Kruger

Followed by a Q&A with Fatih Akin

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



WINNER: Best Foreign Language Film (Germany)
2018 Golden Globes

WINNER: Best Actress (Diane Kruger)
Cannes Film Festival 2017

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival 2017; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017; Toronto International Film Festival 2017; Mill Valley Film Festival 2017

About In the Fade

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

Provided courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 106 minutes. In German, with English subtitles.

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About the Guest

FATIH AKIN (Writer, Director, Producer)

Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Turkish immigrants. He studied at the University of Fine Arts. After making two short films, he achieved his breakthrough in 1998 with his debut feature Short Sharp Shock. It was followed by the road movie In July with Moritz Bleibtreu and Christiane Paul, as well as the documentary I Think about Germany: We Forgot to Go Back about his parents’ immigration story. His 2002 feature Solino tells the story of an Italian immigrant family in Germany.

His international breakthrough came with Head-On, winner of the Golden Bear, as well as the German and European Film Award. He documented the diversity of the Istanbul music scene in Crossing the Bridge – The Sound of Istanbul. His 2007 feature The Edge of Heaven won the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes. The following year, he directed an episode for the compilation film New York, I Love You. In his comedy Soul Kitchen, he created a monument to his hometown and won the Special Jury Prize in Venice. For his documentary Polluting Paradise, Akin followed the environmental damage in the Turkish village of his ancestors for many years. His 2014 feature The Cut premiered at the Venice Film Festival. His new feature In The Fade, starring Diane Kruger, premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

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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 the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

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