July 2, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], Icarus Films, and KimStim, invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

Directed by Mouly Surya
Written by Rama Adi, Garin Nugroho, and Mouly Surya
Produced by Rama Adi and Fauzan Zidni

7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Grand Prize, Tokyo FilmEX
Best Actress, Sitges Cataonian Film Festival
Best Picture, QCinema International Film Festival
Best Film, Best Actress, Best Camera, Best Score and Best Art Direction, Maya Awards

Cannes International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Palm Springs Film Festival | AFI Fest

Opens at Laemmle's Monica Film Center on Friday, July 6th, 2018.

About Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed of all her livestock by a gang of seven bandits. She then defends herself, setting out on a journey to find justice, empowerment, retribution and redemption. But the road is long, especially when she begins to be haunted by the ghost of her victim. A stunning 'Scope western set to a Morricone-inspired score, this unique tale of female cinematic revenge takes no prisoners.

Provided courtesy of Icarus Films and KimStim. Not rated. Running time: 93 minutes. In Indonesian, with English subtitles.

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Critics' Reviews

"SPARE, STUNNING… With a Morricone-inspired score, gorgeous cinematography that screams to be witnessed on a big screen, and bleak humor, this film’s tightly executed, meticulously controlled surface BARELY CONTAINS THE SEETHING FURY WITHIN." —Brent McKnight, The Seattle Times

"CRITIC'S PICK! MEDITATIVE… A film of uneasy grandeur, at once offhand and gently mythic."
—Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice

"AN UNWAVERING SLOW BURN… What interests Ms. Surya is violence and its aftermath, which she visually plots with geometric precision." —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"ASTONISHING… INTOXICATING … THE DARK, WRY, FEMINIST NEO-WESTERN TARANTINO ONLY WISHES HE CREATED… Begins with a sequence that will bring jaded grindhouse patrons to their feet, and then Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts blazes its own trail from there, incorporating some potent feminist themes along the way…  With a director that knows when to pause for a languid long shot and when to slam forward into nastiness. Once heard, the soundtrack’s blending of traditional Indonesian folk songs and Ennio Morricone’s electric coyote yelps will never leave your head." —Andrew Wright, The Stranger

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