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THE LOST CITY OF Z with Writer/Director/SCA Alumnus James Gray

January 23, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Amazon Studios invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of

The Lost City of Z
with Writer/Director/SCA Alumnus James Gray

Directed by SCA Alumnus James Gray
Screenplay by James Gray | Based on the book by David Grann
Produced by Dede Gardner, James Gray, Dale Armin Johnson,
Anthony Katagas, and Jeremy Kleiner

Followed by a Q&A with James Gray

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



Official Selection: New York Film Festival 2016, Berlin International Film Festival 2017, San Francisco International Film Festival 2017.

About The Lost City of Z

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett — supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) — returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.

Provided courtesy of Amazon Studios. Rated PG-13. Running time: 141 minutes. In English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German, with English subtitles.

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About the Guest

JAMES GRAY (Writer, Director, Producer, SCA Alumnus)

Born in New York, USA in 1969, he intended to become a painter but then studied at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, graduating in 1991. His debut feature film Little Odessa, for which he also wrote the screenplay, won the Silver Lion at the 1994 Venice International Film Festival. In 2000 he presented his dark family story The Yards, starring Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix, at the Cannes Film Festival. Both his 2007 thriller We Own the Night and his 2008 romantic drama Two Lovers were nominated for a Palme d’Or at Cannes.

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 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.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago