June 11, 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 Magnolia Pictures invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of


Directed by David Zellner
Written by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner
Produced by Nathan Zellner and Chris Ohlson

Followed by a Q&A with David and Nathan Zellner

7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 11th, 2018

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


Official Selection: 2018 Sundance Film Festival – World Premiere; 68th Berlinale 2018 – Competition; 2018 SXSW Film Festival.

In Theaters on Friday, June 22nd, 2018.

About Damsel

It’s the age of The Wild West, circa 1870. An affluent pioneer, Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) ventures deep into the American wilderness to reunite with and marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). For his journey he brings Butterscotch, a miniature horse intended as a wedding present for his bride, and enlists drunkard Parson Henry (David Zellner) to conduct the ceremony. As they traverse the lawless frontier their once simple journey grows treacherous, and the lines between hero, villain, and damsel are blurred.

A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.

Provided courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 113 minutes.

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About the Guests

DAVID and NATHAN ZELLNER (Directors/Writers/Producers/“Parson Henry” and “Rufus Cornell”)

David and Nathan Zellner are Austin-based filmmaking siblings who have written, produced, directed and edited numerous films and music videos that have screened at festivals worldwide. This includes five shorts (FLOTSAM/JETSAM, REDEMPTITUDE, AFTERMATH ON MEADOWLARK LANE, FIDDLESTIXX, and SASQUATCH BIRTH JOURNAL 2), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival ('05-'11). GOLIATH, their first feature film, premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed theatrically by IFC Films.

KID-THING, a fable-like drama starring Sydney Aguirre and Susan Tyrell, premiered at Sundance in 2012 followed by an extensive festival run, including an international premiere at the 62nd Berlinale and a retrospective of the Zellner Brothers' work at the 2012 Buenos Aires Film Festival.  KID-THING received a 2012 Gotham Award nomination and was followed by KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER starring Rinko Kikuchi, which premiered in U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2014 and internationally at the 64th Berlinale. It was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards (Best Actress and Best Director).

The brothers premiered their latest feature, DAMSEL, starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It is their first Western.

In addition to their work behind the camera, David and Nathan have also had notable roles and cameos in several independent films including: AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, SHIT YEAR, BEESWAX, KID-THING, KUMIKO, DAMSEL among many others.

Much of their work can be viewed at zellnerbros.com.

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
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu