June 25, 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 Columbia Pictures invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Directed by Stefano Sollima
Written by Taylor Sheridan
Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, and Trent Luckinbill

Followed by a Q&A with Stefano Sollima,
Basil Iwanyk, and Edward L. McDonnell

7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 25th, 2018

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


In Theaters on Friday, June 29th, 2018.


About Sicario: Day of the Soldado

In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

Provided courtesy of Columbia Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 122 minutes.

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About the Guests


Born and raised in Rome, Italian director Stefano Sollina has built an impressive body of work in film and TV around the complex dynamics between law and order and the criminal underworld. He is best known as the showrunner, executive producer and director of the highly acclaimed Italian crime drama series Gomorrah”, based on the Roberto Saviano book.

On the film side, Sollima’s feature debut, A.C.A.B.: All Cops Are Bastards earned six nominations, including Best New Director, at Italy’s 2012 David Di Donatello Awards. The movie, about the lives and work of riot control policemen, was produced by Cattleya and Rai Cinema. In 2015, he helmed mafia thriller Suburra, based on the eponymous novel by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo.

In television, Sollima’s prolific work also includes all 22 episodes of the popular series “Romanzo Criminale (Crime Novel)” for Cattleya and Sky Italia, which focused on the powerful Banda Della Magliana crime organization.

Sollima is currently in production on the Amazon Studios drug trade series “ZeroZeroZero” starring Gabriel Byrne, Dane DeHaan and Andrea Riseborough.


Basil Iwanyk is the founder and owner of Thunder Road Pictures, which he started in 2004. Upcoming film credits include: A Star is Born starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga; The Current War, an upcoming American biographical historical film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon; the Dev Patel and Armie Hammer starrer Hotel Mumbai; Hood, a gritty reimagining of the classic Robin Hood tale starring Taron Egerton in the titular role; the action thriller Three Seconds starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen; and A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan, with Matthew Heineman directing.  Thunder Road is currently in production on the third installment of the popular John Wick franchise, starring Keanu Reeves.

Past films include: the actioner John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick starring Keanu Reeves, both of which were critical and commercial successes; the Oscar nominated Sicario; the critically acclaimed drama The Town, directed by Ben Affleck; the epic action adventure Clash of the Titans, and its sequel, Wrath of the Titans; three installments of The Expendables; Brooklyn’s Finest; and We Are Marshall.


Edward McDonnell is president of Maple Shade Films, the production company he formed in 2001. He has since produced such films as the Oscar®-nominated thriller Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin; the Oscar®-nominated thriller Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal; Original Sin, starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas; romantic drama A Walk to Remember, based on the bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel; Shanghai Knights, starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson; and Catwoman, starring Halle Berry. Collaborating with executive producer Steven Spielberg, McDonnell was executive producer of the mystery thriller Eagle Eye, starring Shia LaBeouf.

Joining forces with Paul Junger Witt at Warner Bros., McDonnell produced such movies as David O. Russell’s topical Persian Gulf War action adventure Three Kings, starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, and Christopher Nolan’s mystery thriller Insomnia, starring Al Pacino and Hilary Swank. He also served as producer on the family film Racing Stripes, starring Hayden Panettiere.

McDonnell began his career in entertainment at United Artists and MGM, then moved on to Paramount, where he was an executive for nine years. Working with Henry Winkler, he was involved in such pictures as Young Sherlock Holmes before leaving to work on several films with Steven Seagal, including Under Siege and Under Siege 2, Dark Territory, On Deadly Ground, and Glimmer Man.

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open EXCLUSIVELY to SCA Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni. RSVPs required through SCA Community.

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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