February 29, 2024, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Callan Entertainment invite you and a guest to attend

A Special 20th Anniversary Theatrical Screening of


Directed by Geoff Callan & Mike Shaw
Produced by Geoff Callan

Followed by a Q&A with Geoff Callan & Mike Shaw

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 29th, 2024

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007




About Pursuit of Equality

By issuing same-sex marriage licenses in 2004, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom courageously uproots the status quo, attempts to change the way the United States of America looks at life, love, and marriage, and ignites what became our nation's next great civil right issue.

With near-limitless access to former Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom’s office, “Pursuit of Equality” is not only an inspirational and valuable behind-the-scenes chronicle which not only captured the heart of the marriage equality movement but helped put a face on our nations next great civil rights issue!

As the only film crew in the mayor’s chambers during the most crucial of times, Geoff Callan and Mike Shaw's extraordinary film provides a telling ‘fly-on-the wall’ view as this historic event unfolds.


Provided courtesy of Callan Entertainment. Running time: 80 minutes.

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.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here

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Check-In & Reservations

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.

Accessibility Needs

The School of Cinematic Arts is able to accommodate most accessibility requests, including closed captioning. To ensure that requests can be handled properly, please contact Alex Ago, SCA Director of Programming, with your accessibility needs: aago@cinema.usc.edu


On-campus parking at the University of Southern California is limited. We recommend buying a day pass for the Royal Street Structure, located at the intersection of Royal Street and W. Jefferson Blvd. Parking passes are $20/car. For more information about parking at USC, please visit USC Transportation Website:


Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu