BENJAMIN: Live Online Screening
June 17, 2021, 6:00 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar
Outside the Box [Office], Queer Students in Cinematic Arts (QSCA),
Artsploitation Films, and Kino Lorber, invite you to attend
A special live screening of
Directed by Simon Amstell
6:00 P.M. PDT on Thursday, June 17th, 2021
REGISTER NOW TO PARTICIPATE:
We will screen Benjamin (85 minutes) live during the webinar.
Open to USC Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and the General Public.
British comedian Simon Amstell wrote and directed this charmingly offbeat romantic comedy about a mess-of-a-filmmaker juggling the anxieties and excitement of his upcoming film premiere with the fear and awkwardness of a burgeoning romance. Gangly and neurotic, and always ready with a self-defensive quip, indie film director Benjamin (Colin Morgan) nervously prepares for the premiere of his sophomore feature when he meets and falls for hard for Noah (Phénix Brossard), a young French musician. Will Benjamin’s insecurities and anxieties get in the way of success and happiness? Will his film be a critics-savaging disaster and he, a one-hit wonder? Amstell peppers this entertaining tale with hilariously deadpan one-liners and a scene-stealing cast of supporting characters including Joel Fry as Stephen, Benjamin's manic-depressive stand-up comedian best friend; Jessica Raine as Billie, his unbearable publicist, Harry (Jack Rowan), his egocentric, bi lead actor; and Anna Chancellor as his patient producer. A charming, laugh-out loud look at one man’s land mined road to success and love.
About Queer Students in Cinematic Arts (QSCA)
Queer Students in Cinematic Arts (QSCA) is a USC student organization focused on collaboration, communication, and creative expression between queer creators and allies. From screening queer story-centered films to bringing in LGBTQ+ panelists, discussions, and workshops, QSCA seeks to spotlight queer and other underrepresented identities in the entertainment industry and across all of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts divisions. You can learn more about QSCA on EngageSC or through linktr.ee here: https://linktr.ee/qsca
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