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July 14, 2019, 7:45 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

Third Horizon in Los Angeles and the USC School of Cinematic Arts
invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of


God Loves the Fighter

Written and Directed by Damian Marcano
Produced by Alexa Bailey and Paul Morgan

Followed by a Q&A with Damian Marcano

7:45 P.M. on Sunday, July 14th, 2019

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



Presented by "Third Horizon in Los Angeles", a weekend of Caribbean cinema curated by the pioneering Miami-based film festival.

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About God Loves the Fighter

King Curtis, a vagrant on the streets of Port-of-Spain, is constantly ignored by passersby. He speaks and—if he has to—sometimes shouts the truth about the stories behind the newspaper headlines. As the narrator of our story, King Curtis introduces us to a young man named Charlie, trying his best to stay on the right path. However, with no job in sight, he is finding it hard to say no to other, lucrative opportunities. A chance at redemption presents itself when Dinah, a professional streetwalker, crosses his path in need of help. As the film unfolds, King Curtis reveals the ripple effect created by one person’s decision-making, leading to moments of triumph and moments of tragedy.

Not rated. Running time: 80 minutes. In English. Country: Trinidad and Tobago.


About the Guest

DAMIAN MARCANO (Writer, Director)

Damian Marcano moved to the USA from Trinidad’s Morvant/Laventille section in east Port-of-Spain when he was 12 years old. Dedicated to becoming a doctor, he studied medicine at Ohio State University. But the arts consumed him and he instead became a web designer and programmer, and eventually a filmmaker. God Loves the Fighter is his first feature film after his short film The Little Boy and the Ball (2011). GLTF won three prizes at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival including the audience prize, and the Yellow Robin Award at Curaçao Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam.

"I am a filmmaker dedicated to the advancement of Caribbean cinema…" - Damian Marcano

About Third Horizon Film Festival

THFF was founded by Third Horizon, a collective of Caribbean creatives whose first short film, Papa Machete, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and had its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, before going on to screen at more than 30 film festivals worldwide. It is staged annually in Miami in partnership with the Caribbean Film Academy, a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization whose core mission is to support and distribute the work of Caribbean filmmakers.

The festival was founded in 2014 when Third Horizon was one of the winners of the Knight Arts Challenge. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid 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 7:30 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