August 22, 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 Samuel Goldwyn Films invite you and a guest to attend a special advance screening of

This is Not Berlin

Directed by Hari Sama
Written by Rodrigo Ordóñez, Hari Sama,
and Max Zunino
Produced by Ale García, Antonio Urdapilleta,
Verónica Valadez P., and Hari Sama

Followed by a Q&A with Hari Sama

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

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


OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2019 Sundance Film Festival; 2019 Tribeca Film Festival; 2019 Outfest Film Festival.

Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, August 23rd, 2019.

About This is Not Berlin

1986. Mexico City. Seventeen-year-old Carlos (Xabiani Ponce de Léon) doesn't fit in anywhere: not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub where he discovers the underground nightlife scene: post punk, sexual liberty, and drugs that challenges the relationship with his best friend Gera (José Antonio Toledano) and lets him find his passion for art. Meanwhile at home, his estranged relationship with his mother (Marina de Tavira), exasperates the feeling of isolation he is fighting.

Provided courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films. Not rated. Running time: 112 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.

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About the Guest

HARI SAMA (Writer, Director, Producer)

Hari Sama studied Directing at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC Film School) and Musical Composition at the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Musicales (CIEM), in Mexico City. From a young age he has been torn between two big passions: film and music. His films traverse pain and space, dark impulses and light. Hari has chosen to work on films that are nearly always autobiographical where he explores his own experiences, putting himself in uncomfortable places where a real humanist reflection is possible. His films have participated in numerous festivals around the world and have won several awards including prizes at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Biarritz Latin American Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival and Morelia International Film Festival.

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.


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