September 27, 2018, 7:30 PM

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

The Alumni Screening Series and The Orchard invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

All About Nina

Written & Directed by Eva Vives
Produced by Eric B. Fleischman, Sean Tabibian, Natalie Qasabian, and Eva Vives
Edited by Saira Haider

Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common

Followed by a Q&A with Eva Vives and Saira Haider

7:30 P.M. on Thursday, September 27, 2018
The Albert R. and Dana Broccoli Theatre
900 W. 34th Street, SCA 112
Los Angeles, California 90007



Nominated for Best Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Festival 2018

In Theaters Friday, September 28th, 2018


All about the Film

Nina Geld (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is an up-and-coming comedian in New York City. She’s funny, smart and has worked hard to build a career for herself in the male-dominated world of stand-up. But when it comes to romantic relationships, Nina’s life is a mess. Random guys in bars, abusive married men (Chace Crawford), and an inability to stand up for herself finally convince Nina it’s time for a change. She packs up and moves to Los Angeles, for a once in a lifetime opportunity to audition for Comedy Prime — the end all, be all of late night comedy. After killing it in Los Angeles, she meets chill contractor Rafe Hines (Common), who tempts the brash New Yorker into considering commitment. Sublimating her own desire to self-destruct, Nina has to answer the question, once and for all, of whether women can indeed have it all.

Presented courtesy of The Orchard. Runtime: 97 minutes. English, no subtitles. Rated R (strong sexual content and language throughout, some nudity and brief drug use).

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All about the Guests

EVA VIVES (Director, Writer)
Eva is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2000, she won Best Short at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals with FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING, a short she cast, edited and produced. She followed that up with the feature RAISING VICTOR VARGAS, which she co-wrote. Since then, she has been working on numerous projects, including CHROME AND PAINT, which she co-wrote with Ice Cube. She was also one of four writers in Disney’s Writers Program. Most recently Vives wrote and directed her short film JOIN THE CLUB, which was admitted to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, among others. She was a finalist for the “2016 Atlanta Film Festival’s Filmmaker to Watch Award” and a “Sundance Institute Academy Nicholl Honoree”. Vives is a proud Sundance Screenwriters, Directors and Skywalker Sound Labs fellow where she developed her directorial debut ALL ABOUT NINA, about a stand up comedian who has to deal with her past to move forward.

Saira Haider is an editor who graduated from USC's School of Cinematic Arts in 2014. Soon after, she got the opportunity to begin her career by editing her first feature film.

From features, to documentaries, shorts and music videos, she has stayed busy honing in on her craft in all kinds of disciplines. Her feature credits include THE LAND which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by IFC, BEAUTY MARK which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and ACTORS ANONYMOUS, produced by Rabbit Bandini. She also edited the short GAME, which recently won best short film at the Raindance film festival and a Cannes Lions Award.

All about the USC Alumni Screening Series

The USC School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by alumni and faculty throughout 2018. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening.

All about Check-in & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring either a printed or digital confirmation of your reservation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. 

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M. and 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.

Limited handicap seating is available. For guests with disabilities who require special accommodations, please contact Matthew Meier at with the subject line: "Accommodations Request – ALL ABOUT NINA."

All about Parking

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 McClintock Avenue Entrance (formerly Gate #5) or Royal Street Entrance (formerly Gate #4) on W. Jefferson Blvd. We recommend parking in the Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD), at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd, with limited non-metered spaces also available north of Jefferson and throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Especially if you plan to utilize street parking, we HIGHLY recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the screening, as parking can be difficult to find and it may take time to walk to the theater from your parking space.

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Contact Information

Name: Matthew Meier