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August 9, 2022, 7:00 P.M.

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Gravitas Premiere invite you and a guest to attend

A Special Sneak Preview Screening of


Directed by Katie Aselton
Written by Paul Welsh & Madeline Walter
Produced by Alex Saks, Diane Keaton, Stephanie Heaton-Harris, Jina Panebianco, and Dori A. Rath

Followed by a Q&A with Katie Aselton

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112
George Lucas Building, School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED due to the high percentage of people who don't honor their reservations, therefore RSVPs do not automatically guarantee admission. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater has reached seating capacity.



In Theaters Everywhere on Friday, August 12th, 2022


About Mack & Rita

When 30-year-old self-proclaimed homebody Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail) reluctantly joins a Palm Springs bachelorette trip for her best friend Carla (Taylour Paige), her inner 70-year-old is released — literally. The frustrated writer and influencer magically transforms into her future self: “Aunt Rita” (Oscar®-winner Diane Keaton). Freed from the constraints of other people’s expectations, Rita comes into her own, becoming an unlikely social media sensation and sparks a tentative romance with Mack’s adorable dog-sitter, Jack (Dustin Milligan). A sparkling comedy with a magical twist, Mack & Rita celebrates being true to yourself at any age.

Rated PG-13. Running time: 95 minutes.

About the Guest


Katie Aselton is an acclaimed actor and filmmaker based in Los Angeles.

She is known for her starring role as ‘Jenny’ in the FX comedy show, THE LEAGUE. Katie can next be seen in Bill Burr's comedy OLD DADS for Miramax. She can most recently be seen in the Sony feature, THE UNHOLY, opposite Jeffrey Dean Morgan and in Tiller Russell’s SILK ROAD opposite Jason Clarke. Katie can also recently be seen in the second season of the hit Apple series, THE MORNING SHOW.

Her other TV credits include the FX series LEGION created by Noah Hawley, HBO’s ANIMALS, TOGETHERNESS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, VEEP, THE OFFICE, ROOM 104, and Hulu’s CASUAL. In the feature space, her credits include the Paramount feature, BOOK CLUB, Warner Brother’s FATHER FIGURES, Neon’s SHE DIES TOMORROW, SYNCHRONIC, and Lionsgate's BOMBSHELL. Katie’s breakout acting role was in the indie darling, THE PUFFY CHAIR, directed by Mark and Jay Duplass. The film was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards.

She made her directorial debut with THE FREEBIE in which she also stars. The film premiered to much critical acclaim at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Phase 4. Katie also directed and starred in the survivor thriller, BLACK ROCK opposite Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was released by LD Entertainment. She recently wrapped filming, MACK & RITA, with Alex Saks producing, Diane Keaton, Elizabeth Lail, Dustin Milligan, Simon Rex, and Taylour Paige starring and Katie directing.

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. The series draws 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 exclusively to USC Students, Faculty and Staff. A reservation confirmation 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.


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Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago