December 9, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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

The Irishman

Directed by Martin Scorsese
Screenplay by Steven Zaillian
Produced by Martin Scorsese, Jane Rosenthal,
Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Irwin Winkler

Followed by a Q&A with Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman,
Costume Designers Sandy Powell & Christopher Peterson,
and Production Designer Bob Shaw
Moderated by SCA Professor Leonard Maltin

6:00 P.M. on Monday, December 9th, 2019

The Frank Sinatra Hall at the
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007


About The Irishman

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

Provided courtesy of Netflix. Rated R. Running time: 209 minutes.

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About the Guests

PABLO HELMAN, Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)

Pablo led the team at ILM, the legendary studio founded by George Lucas, to develop a brand new method of digitally de-aging actors for Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN. ILM revolutionized the technology-heavy process to remove the facial markers, head-mounted cameras and off-set shooting that actors have had to endure to later be de-aged with digital effects. The technique allowed the iconic director and legendary actors to make the film they envisioned, they way they needed to, and play their characters across six decades.

Pablo has been creating digital magic at ILM for 24 years. He was Oscar-nominated for his work on STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES and WAR OF THE WORLDS, and worked with Mr. Scorsese on SILENCE and ROLLING THUNDER REVIEW. He holds degrees  in Music Composition and Educational Technology, and began his moviemaking career as an editor before discovering digital compositing and finding his groove in visual effects.

BOB SHAW, Production Designer

THE IRISHMAN marks the fourth collaboration between Emmy Award-winning Production Designer Bob Shaw and Director Martin Scorsese – following BOARDWALK EMPIRE, VINYL and WOLF OF WALL STREET. Bob is also known for his work on TOO BIG TO FAIL, MAD MEN, NURSE JACKIE, PAN AM, THE SOPRANOS and the upcoming Sopranos prequel THE MANY SAINTS OF NETWORK. He studied art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and was initially a theatrical set designer. His extensive work with New York’s Public Theater resulted in designing the Broadway revival of The Pirates of Penance, the original Broadway production of , and numerous productions for Shakespeare in the Park. For THE IRISHMAN, Shaw and his team designed a staggering 295 stage sets and a mix of 160 location transformations and studio work to span six decades.

SANDY POWELL, Costume Designer

Sandy Powell holds two Oscar records; she has the distinction of 14 Best Costume Design nominations - more than any living designer, and she is also the only designer living to have achieved a double nomination three times — in 2019 with THE FAVOURITE and MARY POPPINS RETURNS, In 2015 for her work on CAROL and CINDERELLA, and again in 1998 with VELVET GOLDMINE and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE for which she took home the Academy Award.

THE IRISHMAN marks Powell’s seventh collaboration with director Martin Scorsese. Her alliance with the iconic filmmaker began with GANGS OF NEW YORK and continued with THE AVIATOR, for which she won an Academy Award, THE DEPARTED, SHUTTER ISLAND, HUGO and THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

Powell took on the massive job of THE IRISHMAN, a story spanning five decades, on the heels of having just finished designing THE FAVOURITE and MARY POPPINS RETURNS at the same time. The scale of the movie was enormous -- there were upwards of 200 characters, 6,000 background actors and more than 100 costume changes for star Robert De Niro alone. She brought Christopher Peterson on as Co-Designer to complete the huge task.


THE IRISHMAN marks Christopher Peterson’s third time working on a Martin Scorsese film with Sandy Powell and the first time sharing the Costume Designer credit with her. The two worked together previously on THE DEPARTED and WOLF OF WALL STREET, as well as Todd Haynes' CAROL.

Christopher's film credits include DARK WATERS, MAGIC MIKE, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, MAID IN MANHATTAN, ALL THE KING'S MEN, BODY OF LIES, and many other films. His TV credits include SUITS, ANGELS IN AMERICA, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and more, and the Broadway production of SEA WALL/A LIFE.


Leonard Maltin is one of the country’s most respected film historians. After establishing himself with a series of definitive books, including the annual paperback reference Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, he became known to an even wider audience as the film critic and historian on the television show Entertainment Tonight, where he worked for thirty years. He currently hosts the weekly program Maltin on Movies for ReelzChannel and introduces movies on Comcast. His books include Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, The 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, The Great Movie Comedians, The Disney Films, The Art of the Cinematographer, Movie Comedy Teams, The Great American Broadcast, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide and Leonard Maltin’s Movie Encyclopedia.

He served two terms as President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and was appointed by the Librarian of Congress to sit on the Board of Directors of the National Film Preservation Foundation. He wrote, co-produced and hosted the popular Walt Disney Treasures DVD series, and has appeared on numerous television programs and documentaries. He holds court at his website,, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy.

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC or State 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 5:30 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 $14.00 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.

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