LAST MEN IN ALEPPO
February 23, 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] and Grasshopper Film invite you to attend a special screening of
Last Men in Aleppo
Directed by Feras Fayyad
Produced by Soren Steen Jespersen and Kareem Adeed
Followed by a Q&A with Feras Fayyad
7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 23rd, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Nominated: Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards 2018; Best Documentary Feature, Independent Spirit Awards 2018.
Winner: Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2017; Audience Award - Best in World Cinema, Sundance Film Festival 2017.
About Last Men in Aleppo
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards and winner of the Grand Jury documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work — a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage — follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders — Khaled, Subhi, and Mahmoud — as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee or stay and fight for their country?
Provided courtesy of Grasshopper Film. Not rated. Running time: 104 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles.
Visit the Official Website: http://grasshopperfilm.com/film/last-men-in-aleppo/
About the Guest
FERAS FAYYAD (Writer, Director)
Feras Fayyad is an award-winning filmmaker. He was twice held by Bashar Assad’s intelligence because of his film on other side. He studied filmmaking and arts and has directed and edited several films, both documentary and fiction. He has participated in international film festivals and received recognition for his work about contemporary Syrian issues and the political transformation in the Arab world. He started worked on his film Last Men in Aleppo two years ago, and his previous films include Behind the White Color and My Escape.
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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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