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March 7, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

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

Outside the Box [Office], Great Point Media, and Paladin, invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of



Screenplay and Directed by Richard Levine
Produced by
Jared Ian Goldman and Wren Arthur

Based on the Novel Blue Angel by Francine Prose

Followed by a Q&A with Richard Levine

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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

In Theaters on Friday, March 9th, 2018.

About Submission

Ted Swenson (Stanley Tucci) is a once-acclaimed author who teaches writing at a small liberal arts college. Though his marriage to Sherrie (Kyra Sedgwick) is comfortable, he finds himself drowning in discontent—stuffy departmental dinners at which he drinks too much, smug colleagues whom he dislikes yet fears he resembles, and an endless stream of students who are as untalented as they are unteachable. But when a new pupil, Angela Argo (Addison Timlin), shows promise, Ted focuses on nurturing her career, and she appears more than willing to devote the one-on-one time required.  Basking in Angela’s youth, talent, and admiration, just as she benefits from Ted’s wisdom, experience, and professional connections, it's only a matter of time before lines are crossed and it becomes unclear whether Ted is predator or prey and Angela is victim or victimizer.

Based on the acclaimed novel Blue Angel by Francine Prose, which slyly updates the 1930 Marlene Dietrich/Josef Von Sternberg classic for today’s politically correct times, Submission is a biting morality play about lust, ambition, power, and living in a world where scandal is as likely to make a reputation as destroy it.

Provided courtesy of Great Point Media and Paladin. Not rated. Running time: 97 minutes.


About the Guest

RICHARD LEVINE (Screenwriter, Director)

Richard Levine most recently wrote and produced the Amazon pilot, The Interestings, directed by Mike Newell. He was a writer, director and Executive Producer of the Golden Globe winning series, "Nip/Tuck," for all of its seven seasons as well as the Golden Globe nominated series, Boss, starring Kelsey Grammer. He wrote for the Golden Globe nominated Masters of Sex and co-created the ABC series, Scoundrels, starring Virginia Madsen. Richard graduated from Juilliard, and in addition to being a playwright, he wrote and directed the feature film Every Day starring Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Eddie Izzard and Brian Dennehy. It was a New York Times Critic's pick. He recently adapted the international best-seller, “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,” for a limited series directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.

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.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago