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March 29, 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 A24 invite you and a guest to attend a special preview screening of

The Last Movie Star


Written and Directed by Adam Rifkin
Produced by Adam Rifkin, Neil Mandt,
Gordon Whitener, and Brian Cavallaro

Followed by a Q&A with ADAM RIFKIN

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 29th, 2018

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival 2017; Nantucket Film Festival 2017; Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018.

Winner: Chairman's Award, Festival Award
San Diego Film Festival 2017.

In Theaters Nationwide on Friday, March 30th, 2018.


About The Last Movie Star

Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) was the biggest star in Hollywood, a college football legend turned stunt double turned leading man. Now, in his eighties, he’s convinced by an old friend (Chevy Chase) to accept an invitation to receive a Lifetime Achievement award at a two-bit film festival in Nashville. The trip launches him on both a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.

Provided courtesy of A24. Rated R. Running time: 96 minutes.

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About the Guest

ADAM RIFKIN (Director, Writer, Producer)

Adam Rifkin is a writer/director whose eclectic career ranges from family comedies to thought provoking indies to cult classics. Most recently, Rifkin wrote and directed The Last Movie Star, a poignant drama starring screen legend Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, and Chevy Chase. The critically acclaimed film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it was bought by A24 and is set to be released in March of 2018.

Rifkin also directed Director’s Cut, a wild and twisted meta-thriller penned by iconic illusionist and comedian, Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller. Director’s Cut was the opening night film of the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival and will be released by Epic Pictures under their new, Dread Central Presents, horror banner.

Additionally, Rifkin directed Giuseppe Makes a Movie, an outrageous yet touching documentary about trailer park filmmaker Giuseppe Andrews and the misfit family of homeless people he’s assembled to perform in all of his bizarre yet heartfelt movies. Giuseppe Makes a Movie currently holds a coveted 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Previously, Rifkin wrote and directed the award winning film Look, a controversial drama that takes us into the foreboding world of surveillance and explores the conceit that the average American is captured on camera at least 300 times a day. Adam also executive produced, wrote, and directed Look: The Series for Showtime. The stand-alone 11 episode limited series enjoyed the highest ratings in its time slot in Showtime's history.

Rifkin earned cult status when his film The Dark Backward, an oddball fairytale about a standup comic who grows a 3rd arm, starring Bill Paxton, Wayne Newton, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe, James Caan and Lara Flynn Boyle, was named one of the top ten films of the year by The New York Post. He would then be immortalized as the Director responsible for New Line Cinema’s Detroit Rock City, a bona fide cult classic about 4 teens in 1978 who go on an Arthurian quest for KISS tickets. Detroit Rock City continues to speak to and inspire generations of rock fans around the world.

An A-list screenwriter, Rifkin has a penchant for family fare. He wrote Underdog for Walt Disney Studios, a tent pole comedy based on the iconic 1960's cartoon show, Zoom, starring Tim Allen and two hits for DreamWorks, Mousehunt and Small Soldiers. His next foray into family entertainment will be Peeps, a Lego Movie-esque animated feature he’ll write and produce based on the iconic Peeps candies.

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 and open to the public, RSVPs required. Please bring a valid USC or Government 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