September 11, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

Interactive Media Building Screening Room, SCI 106, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Screen Media Films invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of

Bel Canto

Directed by Paul Weitz
Screenplay by Anthony Weintraub and Paul Weitz
Produced by Caroline Baron, Anthony Weintraub, Paul Weitz, Andrew Miano, Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, and Greg Little
Starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe

Followed by a Q&A with Paul Weitz and Actor Gabo Augustine

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Interactive Media Building Screening Room, SCI 106
3470 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007



Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Ann Patchett.

Opens at Laemmle's Monica Film Center on Friday, September 14th, 2018.

About Bel Canto

Based on the award-winning novel, this dramatic love story follows a famous soprano (Julianne Moore) who travels to a military dictatorship in South America to give a private concert at the lavish birthday party for a wealthy Japanese industrialist (Ken Watanabe). Just as the handsome gathering convenes, the house is taken over by a guerrilla rebel group demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. As a lengthy standoff ensues, hostages and captors form unexpected bonds as they overcome their differences and find their shared humanity.

The novel, Bel Canto, has been a Perennial best seller since its 2001 publication. Inspired by the events of the Japanese embassy hostage crisis (also called the Lima hostage crisis) of 1996-1997 in Lima, Peru, the novel has received several awards including the Orange Prize for Fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Provided courtesy of Screen Media Films. Not rated. Running time: 100 minutes.

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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