November 7, 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

The USC School of Cinematic Arts, Movies We Love, Marvel Studios,
and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures,
invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of


Avengers: Infinity War (2018) followed by a Q&A with Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo
Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Produced by SCA Alumnus Kevin Feige

Followed by a Q&A with Christopher Markus
and Stephen McFeely

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

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



About Avengers: Infinity War

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Provided courtesy of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Rated PG-13. Running time: 149 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: https://www.marvel.com/movies/avengers-infinity-war


About the Guests


With Avengers: Infinity War having opened this spring to record-breaking worldwide box office, and its successor in production for 2019, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have written not only the most films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also a number of Marvel’s most acclaimed and successful. Crafting what is essentially a new genre of superhero feature, the duo approaches each as an opportunity to layer in more humanity and complexity, more real world, thought-provoking themes and political self-awareness, while still honoring the Marvel family of characters. Their writing skill and imagination has proven a consistent delight to both critics and audiences.

Recently announced is their role as partners in AGBO, the new studio venture established by Joe and Anthony Russo. Markus and McFeely are Co-Presidents of Story, shepherding a growing list of projects as fully functioning creative executives. They are currently working on adapting Simon Stålenhag’s The Electric State for AGBO. As screenwriters, they will continue to write at least one big commercial project per year, and a passion project every other year for the studio. There is a natural and long-forged creative relationship between Markus and McFeely and the Russo Brothers, having collaborated on the last two Captain America films and the upcoming two Avengers sequels.

Beyond the Marvel films, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are the screenwriters behind such diverse, genre-spanning movies as the sharp and subversive Pain & Gain, starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie for director Michael Bay, and the first three films in the enormously successful Chronicles of Narnia series for Walden Media. Then as now, through their collaborative process, they create character-rich stories that connect with audiences in a truthful, compelling way.

Markus and McFeely’s initial venture into the Marvel universe was with 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, which stars Chris Evans and chronicles the origin of Steve Rogers, the first superhero of the MCU. In 2013, they wrote the smash hit Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman, for Marvel/Disney. In 2014 they followed with the box office hit, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, earning rave reviews; then in 2016 with the critically-lauded and box office triumph, Captain America: Civil War.  Civil War marked a crisis point in the ongoing MCU saga, a crucible that changed the Marvel heroes forever, setting the stage for Avengers: Infinity War, the upcoming two part saga with screenplays by Markus & McFeely. These epic films, gigantic in scope, yet intimate in nature, represent the climax of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, interweaving the characters and storylines of more than 20 preceding films.  It is an historic undertaking, cementing Markus & McFeely’s position as key architects of this epochal series.

Now acknowledged as billion-dollar screenwriters, Markus and McFeely began their official writing career together in Hollywood with the acclaimed 2004 teleplay, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, which earned them both an Emmy and a Writers Guild Award.  Their first script, conceived when they began writing together in 1995 while finishing a Masters program in writing, and the one that got them their first agent and the attention of serious producers, was the black comedy You Kill Me.  It was made into a film in 2007 starring Ben Kingsley Tea Leoni, Luke Wilson, Dennis Farina and Bill Pullman, and distributed by IFC Films.

For television, the duo created and executive produced the critically acclaimed ABC drama Agent Carter, which followed Peggy Carter as she juggled her exploits for the Strategic Scientific Reserve while fighting the prejudices of 1940’s America. 

Born in Buffalo and San Francisco, respectively, the two met in a small Northern California fiction writing program.

About Movies We Love -- A message from Timothy Dowling, USC Alum, Screenwriter, and SCA Representative on the USC Board of Governors

One of the my favorite things about going to USC was in film classes occasionally you’d see a movie that you’d never seen before or one you’d never seen on the big screen and then it would become one of your favorite movies for the rest of your life.

One of my favorite things about living in Los Angeles is that occasionally we get to see great movies up on the big screen and occasionally have those that made the films come and speak. This is something really unique to our city and doesn’t really happen anywhere else in the world.

So when the Cinema School asked me to represent them on the Alumni Board of Governors, the first thing I wanted to do was start a program at the school where we show great movies that we love and get people that worked on them to come to campus and speak about them.

It’s called MOVIES WE LOVE. And the hope is to just show you movies that we love that maybe you love also or have never seen or never seen on the big screen.

Hope to see you there. And FIGHT ON,

Timothy Dowling

Check-In & Reservations

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

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