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February 26, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Film Movement invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Oh Lucy!


Written and Directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi
Produced by
Atsuko Hirayanagi, Han West,
Jessica Elbaum, and Yukie Kito

Executive Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

Followed by a Q&A with Han West

7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 26th, 2018

SCI 106, Interactive Media Building
3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 9000

Nominated for Two Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Feature & Best Actress.

Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2017; Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival 2017.

Opens March 2nd, 2018 at Landmark's Nuart Theatre in West L.A.


About Oh Lucy!

Oh Lucy! follows Setsuko, (Shinobu Terajima, in an Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance), a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika (Shioli Kutsuna, Deadpool 2), to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy". The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett, Showtime's Penny Dreadful).  When John suddenly disappears from class, Setsuko travels halfway around the world in search of him, and in the outskirts of Southern California, family ties and past lives are tested as she struggles to preserve the dream and promise of "Lucy".

Provided courtesy of Film Movement. Not rated. Running time: 96 minutes. In Japanese and English, with English subtitles.

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Director's Statement

I believe that the more quiet and obscure a person is, the more things that person has to say. I can't help but imagine what it would be like for them to shout and scream if given the right opportunity or permission.

Oh Lucy! is a result of this imagination. In this feature, I want to explore how far the lead character, Setsuko, will go if given this permission to be free. I feel the desire to be heard is so inherent in human nature, so much so that we're born screaming. As a storyteller, I feel the urge to find the quieted ones and let them be heard.

-- Atsuko Hirayanagi

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.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago