November 28, 2023, 7:00 P.M.
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Outside the Box [Office] and Utopia invite you and a guest to attend
A Special IMAX Advance Screening of
Written & Directed by Baloji
Produced by Benoit Roland
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 28th, 2023
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119
Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Koffi is a Congolese expat living in Belgium who is preparing to return home to present his pregnant girlfriend Alice to his family; the two will have to endure traditional rituals as well as the paying of a dowry to Koffi’s family. However, Koffi’s departure from his homeland was not a happy one—taunted as someone who bears the mark of the devil due to his birthmark, Koffi is ostracized and demonized in equal measure by his community. One small act of kindness will cause his family to spiral out of control, bringing into the fray his sympathetic sister Tshala, his mother, and a young gang leader Paco. A collision is inevitable.
Winner of the New Voice Prize at Cannes Film, Omen blends magical realism with impressive fantasy sequences, weaving in multiple narrative threads that look at superstition, witchcraft, and other worlds through a visually arresting and impressive scope. Blessed with eye-popping cinematography and a depiction of Congo hitherto not yet seen in modern cinema, the film is an arresting fairy-tale that will enrapture and capture any that dares to meet its gaze. A truly explosive debut that demands and deserves the big screen experience.
Provided courtesy of Utopia. Running time: 90 minutes. In French with English subtitles.
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This screening is free of charge and open to the public 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.
NO STUDENT, STAFF, FACULTY OR THEATER PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE ROBERT ZEMECKIS CENTER.
We recommend Parking in the USC Shrine Parking Structure, located 686 W 32nd St. Parking passes may be purchased at the gate. Metered street parking is also available along 32nd street.
The USC Robert Zemeckis Center is located at 3131 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90007, one block north of Parking Structure D, on the North side of the Shrine Auditorium. The RZC entrance is located at the rear of the building, behind the red fence on 32nd St.
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