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March 28, 2023, 7:00 P.M.

The Fanny Brice Theatre, SCA 110, George Lucas Building at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Inner Cinema Society, in collaboration with Cannabis at USC,
invite you and a guest to a special screening of


Followed by a Conversation with Producer Laila Nabulsi and
Dr. Terry Church, USC Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences,
Moderated by Destinee Lee Handly, President of the Inner Cinema Society

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

The Fanny Brice Theatre, SCA 110
George Lucas Building at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



About the Guests


Laila’s long partnership and creative alliance with Hunter Thompson began when they met at Saturday Night Live, where Nabulsi produced short films, “Schiller’s Reel” and spearheaded The Blues Brothers first double platinum album, Briefcase Full of Blues. Over the years their collaborative endeavors included a large format, limited edition book, The Curse of Lono, an innovative CD adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and a stage adaptation of Fear & Loathing with John Cusack’s The New Criminals group in Chicago. Due to these critical and commercial successes, Thompson tapped Nabulsi to produce the feature film version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro, with Terry Gilliam at the helm. Thompson and Nabulsi have always envisioned a live, immersive, theatrical production of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. With the support and cooperation of the Hunter S. Thompson trust, Nabulsi is ready to launch the surreal, fantastical rock and roll version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, in Vegas, as well as establishing The Hunter S. Thompson Institute as a resource for artists in all mediums, with plans for mobile archive exhibitions and dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism.

DR. TERRY DAVID CHURCH (USC Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences)

Dr. Terry David Church is currently an Assistant Professor in Regulatory and Quality Sciences at the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy. He is Assistant Director of Pharmacy Undergraduate Programs and teaches in the Pharmacy Undergraduate Program. Prof. Church’s academic focus is on application of pharmaceutical regulations, patterns of addiction, disaster management, and education and training. His areas of interest and expertise include history and geography of drugs, biorepository regulation and ethics; drug addiction and regulation of controlled substances; regulatory practices for continuity and disaster planning; and policies and ethics of academic research.

About Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

When a writing assignment lands journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and sidekick Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) in Las Vegas, they decide to make it the ultimate business trip. But before long, business is forgotten and trip has become the key word. Fueled by a suitcase full of mind-bending pharmaceuticals, Duke and Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of the craziest characters ever (including cameo appearances by Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey and many others). But no matter where misadventure leads them, Duke and Gonzo discover that sometimes going too far is the only way to go.

Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures. Rated R. Running time: 118 minutes.

About the Inner Cinema Society

The purpose of Inner Cinema Society is to showcase cinematic media and facilitate meaningful conversations, events, and activities featuring a focus on the topics of psychology and mental health while fostering a supportive community within USC and SCA for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and like-minded peers.

Contact Information

Name: Destinee Lee Handly