May 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 Paramount Pictures invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of

Social Animals

Written & Directed by Theresa Bennett
Produced by Ash Christian, Melodie Sisk, Coleman Lannum,
Mark L. Lester, and Monte Zajicek

Followed by a Q&A with Theresa Bennett

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

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



In Theaters, On Demand & Digital, on Friday June 1st, 2018.

About Social Animals

Zoe Crandle’s life didn’t exactly turn out the way she planned. She’s facing eviction, her business is going under and she is resigned to a life of one-night stands. Just when it seems her whole world is unraveling, she meets Paul, a fellow loveable loser, and the pair have an instant connection. There’s only one problem, Paul is married. With help from her best friend, Zoe devises a plan to save her business and salvage her love life.

An honest, uncompromising comedy of modern relationships, Social Animals stars Noël Wells, Josh Radnor, Aya Cash, Carly Chaikin, Fortune Feimster and Samira Wiley.

Provided courtesy of Paramount Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 90 minutes.

Facebook: /SocialAnimalsMovie
Instagram: @socialanimalsmovie
Twitter: @SocAnimalsMovie



About the Guest

THERESA BENNETT (Writer/Director)

Theresa Bennett was named as one of the "next generation of female screenwriters” by IndieWire in 2014. Her work has been featured on the Tracking Board's "Hit List" and she was also one of their "Young And Hungry," writers in 2015.

Theresa's first feature screenplay, PETUNIA stars Brittany Snow, Christine Lahti, Thora Birch and Eddie Kaye Thomas. Her second feature as a screenwriter, SOCIAL ANIMALS a/k/a F*UCKING PEOPLE, a comedic love story set in a rapidly gentrifying Austin, TX is also her directorial debut. The film, set to be released in 2018, is produced by Mason Novick and Michelle Knudsen (Juno, 500 Days of Summer), and stars Josh Radnor, Noel Wells, Aya Cash, Samira Wiley and Carly Chaikin.

Having began her career in unscripted programming, Theresa has field and story produced over 100 shows. Her main objective was to interview thousands of people around the country about their every day lives. This is what effectively transformed her as a filmmaker, listening to stories, especially those from a female perspective and truly hearing them. One of Theresa's main priorities in film and television (as a writer, director and producer) is to tell women's stories in an honest and original voice, to create complex and rich female characters that represent more than just one type of character.

Theresa is currently writing her next feature film, SHIVER, a genre horror/thriller, and is attached to direct Votiv Films’ coming of age drama, ONE FLEW AWAY.

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