December 5, 2019, 3:00 P.M.

The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre at the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Momentum Pictures invite you and a guest to attend a special preview screening of

A Million Little Pieces

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson
Screenplay by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson
Produced by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Sam Taylor-Johnson,
Brad Weston, Pamela Abdy, Andrew Rona, and Alex Heineman

Followed by a Q&A with Sam Taylor-Johnson
and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

3:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre
The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



Based on the Controversial Best-Seller by James Frey

In Theaters
and On Demand
Friday, December 6th, 2019


About A Million Little Pieces

An alcoholic and a drug addict, 23 year-old James has two options: treatment or death. After waking upon a plane with a smashed up face and no memory of the past few weeks, he heads to rehab where he discovers much more than detox and therapy. As James endures the white-knuckle journey of mending his broken body, he heals his broken soul by connecting with other kindred spirits who also yearn and fight for a better life. A Million Little Pieces is the latest film from acclaimed director Sam Taylor-Johnson and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson in a tour de force performance. Based on the best-selling book by James Frey with a screenplay by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson, the film also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Juliette Lewis, Giovanni Ribisi, Charlie Hunnam, and Odessa Young.

Provided courtesy of Momentum Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 113 minutes.

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About the Guests

SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON (Writer, Director, Producer)

Sam Taylor-Johnson began working in photography and film in the 1990s, alongside fellow Young British Artists, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. She exhibited at Venice Biennale 1997, winning Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist, and receiving a Turner Prize nomination in 1998.

In 2008, Taylor-Johnson directed BAFTA and Palme d'Or nominated, Sundance-winning short film, LOVE YOU MORE. She then directed her debut NOWHERE BOY (2009), a biographical drama about John Lennon’s adolescence. NOWHERE BOY was nominated for four BAFTAs, including Outstanding Debut for Taylor-Johnson’s direction.

Taylor-Johnson broke records for the biggest opening for a female director for her adaptation of bestselling novel FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (2015). Recently, Sam executive produced and directed the psychological thriller series GYPSY (2017) starring Naomi Watts.

AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON (Actor, Writer, Producer)

Golden Globe®-winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson has made a significant impression on audiences worldwide in several memorable performances. Born in High Wycombe, England, he began performing at age nine and attended the prestigious Jackie Palmer Stage School.

In November 2018, Taylor-Johnson starred in David McKenzie’s OUTLAW KING as the storied figure James Douglas, alongside Chris Pine who portrays Robert the Bruce, in the War for Scottish Independence. The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and 2018 London Film Festival.

In May 2017, Taylor-Johnson starred in the lead role in Doug Liman’s thriller THE WALL, which follows a cat-and-mouse game waged between an American sniper (Taylor-Johnson) and an Iraqi sharpshooter who has him pinned down behind a small chunk of concrete.

In November 2016, Taylor-Johnson starred in Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS alongside Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. The drama, adapted from Austin Wright’s 1993 novel “Tony and Susan,” earned Taylor-Johnson a Golden Globe® award, as well as a BAFTA Film Award nomination and three Film Critics Society nominations, for Best Supporting Actor. The film was showcased at the 2016 Venice Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize, 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and 2016 BFI London Film Festival, and garnered several awards nominations in the 2016-2017 season.

In May 2015, Taylor-Johnson joined the returning cast of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Ruffalo in the second installment of the Avengers franchise, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. Taylor-Johnson and co-star Elizabeth Olsen played brother-sister duo Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch and the sequel earned over $1 billion in worldwide box office sales. In May 2014, Taylor-Johnson starred in the Warner Brothers action remake of GODZILLA alongside Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film grossed over $200 million domestically.

In November 2012, Taylor-Johnson portrayed Count Vronsky in the adaptation of ANNA KARENINA, directed by Joe Wright for Focus Features. The film is an innovative retelling of the classic novel and premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Earlier that year, Taylor-Johnson starred as one of three leads in Oliver Stone’s SAVAGES opposite Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively with a stellar supporting cast including Salma Hayek, John Travolta, and Benicio Del Toro. The film, distributed by Universal Pictures, follows pot growers Ben and Chon who face off against the Mexican drug cartel that kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

In April 2010, Taylor-Johnson played the lead role of Dave Lizewski in the cult, hit film KICK-ASS, opposite Nicolas Cage, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of the Mark Millar comic won Best British Film at the Empire Awards. In August 2013, Taylor-Johnson reprised his role in the highly anticipated sequel KICK-ASS 2. Both installments were released by Universal Pictures.

In 2009, Taylor-Johnson was seen in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s NOWHERE BOY, in which he portrayed John Lennon during his turbulent teenage years. His riveting performance earned him several award nominations, including a London Critics’ Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year, a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor and an Empire Award for Best Newcomer, which he won. Screen International named him as one of their Stars of Tomorrow in their 2010 portfolio.

Taylor-Johnson’s previous film credits include the Oscar®-nominated and award-winning film THE ILLUSIONIST; SHANGHAI NIGHTS opposite Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson; THE THIEF LORD with Caroline Goodall and Jasper Harris; the independent U.K. film DUMMY; Gurinder Chadha’s ANGUS, THONGS AND PERFECT SNOGGING; and THE GREATEST opposite Carey Mulligan and Pierce Brosnan. Taylor-Johnson has also appeared in several popular U.K. television series, including FEATHER BOY, FAMILY BUSINESS, NEARLY FAMOUS and TALK TO ME.

In 2017, Taylor-Johnson joined the House of Givenchy, representing the brand’s Gentleman fragrance. The fragrance print and commercial campaign, directed by artist Sam Taylor-Johnson, is emblematic of Givenchy’s classic elegance.

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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 2:30 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 o longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC) is located at 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007. We recommend parking in the Shrine Auditorium lot on 32nd Street, across from RZC.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu