August 15, 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 Shudder invite you and a guest to attend a special preview screening of

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Written & Directed by Issa López
Produced by Marco Polo Constandse

Followed by a Q&A with Issa López

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 15th, 2019

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



*Fantastic Fest 2017: Best Horror Director*
*Screamfest 2017: Best Actress, Actor, Editing, Director and Picture*
*Dedfest 2017: Best Picture, Audience Award*
*Mórbido 2017: Mórbido Award (Best Picture) & Press Award*
*ITHACA FANTASTIK 2017: Cinema Pur Audience Award, for Best Movie*
*Paris Fantastic Film Fest 2017: Best Feature, Cinema+ Award, Audience Award*
*NOXFilmFest 2018, Best Feature, Audience Award. PANICFEST 2018, Best Movie*
*Lost Weekend: Best Script, Best Director*
*BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FEST 2018: Best feature, Audience Award*
*Chattanooga Film Festival 2018: Best Feature*
*Chicago Latino Film Festival 2018: Audience Award*
*Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2018: Silver Raven & Audience Award*
*Imagine International Fantastic Film Festival (Amsterdam) 2018: Jury Award*
*Calgary Underground 2018: Audience Award*
*Diosa de Plata Awards (Mexican equivalent of Golden Globes) 2018:
Best Child Actor, Best Director, Best Movie*


In theaters on Friday, August 23rd, 2019.

About Tigers Are Not Afraid

A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico's devastating drug wars, Tigers Are Not Afraid follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget.

Provided courtesy of Shudder. Not rated. Running time: 83 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Visit the Official Website: https://tigersarenotafraid.com/
Visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/vuelven2017/


About the Guest

ISSA LÓPEZ (Writer, Director)

Issa López is a Mexican writer and director. She has won several literary awards, including the National Novel Award granted by Mexico’s Institute of Fine Arts and Literature. she penned multiple TV shows, some of them reaching the highest audience ratings in Mexican prime-time TV, and wrote the scripts for eleven film features, three of them produced in Mexico by the Major Hollywood Studios, and two of those directed by herself; EFECTOS SECUNDARIOS (WarnerBros., 2006) and CASI DIVAS (Sony Pictures, 2008). In 2017, López finished her third feature as a director, and tenth as a writer: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID. López has been selected as one of the 50 Latino Impact Players in Entertainment, by Variety.

In Mexico, López’ movies have often ranked among the highest grossing local productions. TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID premiered at Fantastic Fest, in Austin Texas, and received the Best Horror Director Award. Issa López directed, wrote, and was Executive Producer of the film, a dark fable about the children surviving the Mexican drug war, and the ghosts that haunt them. López was the first woman ever to receive the award.

TIGERS has collected a total of fifty awards in Film Festivals around the world, three Diosas de Plata (the Mexican equivalent of the Golden Globes), including Best Picture and Best Director, and has received 10 nominations for the Ariel, (the Mexican Film Academy Award), of which it won two. Stephen King, Guillermo Del Toro and Neil Gaiman have manifested their enthusiasm for the movie. Guillermo del Toro announced that he'll produce Lopez' next film, a haunted western, and Legendary Pictures signed her to write and direct an untitled "supernatural revenge thriller".

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
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu