AMERICAN FACTORY

August 12, 2019, 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

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

American Factory



Directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar
Produced by Steven Bognar, Julie Parker Benello,
Jeff Reichert, and Julia Reichert

Followed by a Q&A with Steven Bognar

7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 12th, 2019

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


FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.


 

WINNER: Best Director - U.S. Documentary,
2019 Sundance Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2019 True/False Film Festival;
2019 Tribeca Film Festival - Opening Night, Critics' Week;
2019 Full Frame Film Festival

On Netflix beginning Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
 

About American Factory

From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, A Lion in the House, Seeing Red) comes American Factory, a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Provided courtesy of Netflix. Not rated. Running time: 110 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: https://www.netflix.com/title/81090071


 

About the Guest


STEVEN BOGNAR (Co-Director, Producer)

Steven Bognar (Co-Director, Producer) is an Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at Sundance, Telluride, SXSW and other major festivals, as well as on HBO and PBS. His film, A Lion in the House, co-directed by Julia Reichert and a co-production with ITVS, premiered at Sundance, screened on the PBS series “Independent Lens” and won a Primetime Emmy®. Their film The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant premiered at the 2009 Telluride Film Festival, screened on HBO, and was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short in 2010. Their films have, for the most part, told stories of rank-and-file citizens grappling with questions of agency and how to have a decent life.

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.

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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.

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 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