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

The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The SCA Network, Outside the Box [Office], DreamWorks, and Universal Pictures, invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of

Welcome to Marwen

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis and Caroline Thompson
Produced by Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke,
Steve Starkey, and Cherylanne Martin
Executive Produced by Jacqueline Levine
and SCA Alumnus Jeff Malmberg

Followed by a Q&A with SCA Alumnus Robert Zemeckis
Moderated by SCA Professor JD Connor

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007



In Theaters Nationwide on Friday, December 21st, 2018.

About Welcome to Marwen

This holiday season, Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis—the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away—directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year. Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.

The epic drama is produced by Oscar®-winning producer Steve Starkey (Forrest Gump, Flight), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), and Cherylanne Martin (The Pacific, Flight) of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner produce alongside the director. It is executive produced by Jacqueline Levine, as well as Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary that inspired the film.

Provided courtesy of DreamWorks and Universal Pictures. Rated PG-13. Running time: TBD.

Visit the Official Website: https://www.welcometomarwen.com/
Visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/marwenmovie/
Visit the Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/marwenmovie
Visit the Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/marwenmovie/



About the Guests

ROBERT ZEMECKIS (Writer, Director, Producer, SCA Alumnus)

Bio coming soon.

J.D. CONNOR (Moderator, SCA Associate Professor)

J.D. Connor is an Associate Professor in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies and received his PhD in from the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining USC in 2016, he was on the Art History and Film & Media Studies faculties at Yale and the Visual & Environmental Studies and English faculties at Harvard. His research and teaching focus on the art and industry of contemporary Hollywood. He is the author of Hollywood Math and Aftermath: The Economic Image and the Digital Recession and The Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood, 1970–2010.

Other work has been published in journals such as Jump Cut, Media Industries, The Journal of Visual Culture, Media Fields, FlowTV, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. His work has also appeared in edited volumes that include Reading Capitalist Realism, Film and the American Presidency, and the volumes on Directing and Art Direction and Production Design in the Behind the Silver Screen series. He is working on a history of tape recording, Archives of the Ambient; an exploration of contemporary comedy, Comedy Equals Comedy Plus Time; and a study of the theory and practice of cinematic worldbuilding.  He is a founding member of Post•45 (post45.org), a collective of scholars of American literature and culture. At USC, he is an organizer of the Sound Studies Working Group. He tweets @jdconnor and his website is johnconnorlikeintheterminator.com

About the SCA Network

The SCA Network is a philanthropic organization open exclusively to alumni and students of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Designed as a fun way to stay in touch and connect with fellow SCA Trojans, members have access to special preview screenings and events throughout the year. Funds raised through support of the SCA Network provide for current needs of the School including equipment, student support, and facilities.

Information on the SCA Network as well as a list of levels and benefits can be found online at cinema.usc.edu/Network.

Be sure to follow the SCA Network on social media:
Twitter: @uscscanetwork
Instagram: @uscscanetwork

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.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here

To SUBSCRIBE to our MAILING LIST for upcoming free screenings and events, e-mail the word "Subscribe" to: aago@cinema.usc.edu

Join our Public Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/223769338060863/

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 for SCA Network Members at 6:15 P.M. and for the General Public at 6:40 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