SING SING

July 10, 2024, 6:00 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 A24 invite you to attend
 

A Special Sneak Preview Screening of

SING SING

Sing Sing Poster
Directed by Greg Kwedar
Screenplay by Clint Bentley and Greg Kwedar
Produced by Monique Walton, Clint Bentley, and Greg Kwedar

Followed by a Q&A with Greg Kwedar, Clint Bentley, Monique Walton,
and Director of Photography Pat Scola

Moderated by SCA MFA Candidate Anthony Roberson Jr.

6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

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

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP REQUIRED.
RSVPs ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE.
 

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In Theaters July 12th, 2024


USC’s University Park Campus has limited entry points. If arriving by car, via public transit or on foot, entry is available at: McCarthy Way and Figueroa Street (24/7); McClintock Street and Jefferson Boulevard (24/7); and Watt Way and Exposition Boulevard (6 a.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays). Additionally, pedestrians and vehicles with reserved parking on Childs Way can enter at Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way (6 a.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays).
 

About Sing Sing


Divine G (Colman Domingo), imprisoned at Sing Sing for a crime he didn’t commit, finds purpose by acting in a theatre group with other incarcerated men. When a wary outsider joins the group, the men decide to stage their first original comedy, in this stirring true story of resilience, humanity, and the transformative power of art, starring an unforgettable ensemble cast of formerly incarcerated actors.

Provided courtesy of A24. Rated R. Running time: 105 mintues.

https://a24films.com/films/sing-sing
https://x.com/SingSingMovie
https://www.instagram.com/singsingmovie/

About the Guests


GREG KWEDAR (Writer, Director, Producer)

Greg Kwedar is a writer, director, and producer. He made his feature directorial debut with TRANSPECOS, which premiered in competition at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival where it won the Audience Award. He co-wrote and produced JOCKEY, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition where it won the Special Jury Award for Best Actor (Clifton Collins Jr.). JOCKEY also won the Audience Award at the AFI Film Festival and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for theatrical release. The film was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and the John Cassavetes Award, and was one of the National Board of Review Top 10 Independent Film of 2021. Kwedar also produced RISING FROM ASHES, RUNNING WITH BETO (Winner: SXSW Audience Award 2019), and was co-producer on GHOST FLEET (Telluride & TIFF, 2018). He has spoken to thousands of students across the country and sat on panels about his work at SXSW, Sundance, UNESCO, the United Nations, and more. His latest film SING SING, over seven years in the making, which he both directed and co-wrote, premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival where it was acquired by A24 for theatrical release.

CLINT BENTLEY (Writer, Producer)

Clint Bentley is the director and co-writer of Jockey. His feature directorial debut, Jockey premiered In Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Prize for Best Actor for Clifton Collins Jr and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. It went on to play TIFF, AFI and over 30 festivals around the world. In addition to winning the Audience Award at AFI Film Festival, it was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and was chosen as a Top 10 Independent Film of 2021 by The National Board of Review.

Clint also co-wrote and produced Transpecos, which won the Audience Award at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. He was chosen as one of 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2017 (with co-writer Greg Kwedar) by MovieMaker Magazine.

MONIQUE WALTON (Producer)

Monique Walton is an independent producer. She is the 2024 recipient of the Film Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award. She produced Greg Kwedar’s SING SING, which premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was acquired by A24. Before that, she produced Annie Silverstein’s award-winning debut feature BULL which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard and was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards in 2021. In 2022 she produced the documentary feature HOLLOW TREE, directed by Kira Akerman, which premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival and won the Jury Award for Best Louisiana Film. She has produced numerous short films, including “Breaking Silence”, winner of the 2023 SXSW Jury Award for Best Texas Short, and Silverstein’s “Skunk”, winner of the Grand Prix Jury Award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Cinéfondation. Walton’s films have been supported by Cinereach, The Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society, Austin Film Society, International Documentary Association, and Film Independent. She was a 2016 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow, a 2020 Rotterdam Producing Fellow, and a 2021 Cannes- Producers Network Fellow.

PAT SCOLA (Director of Photography)

New York native, Pat Scola, began his career in music videos for artists like The Weeknd, Alt J, Flying Lotus and more, lensing a total of 5 nominations and one win at the SXSW Music Video Competition over the years. His film work is highlighted by Michael Sarnoski’s PIG, for which he received the ASC’s Spotlight Award for Outstanding Cinematography and was named in Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to watch. Scola has three films set to release this spring, WE GROWN NOW, earning him a Best Cinematography nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards, A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE, and SXSW 24’ Festival Favorites, SING SING.

ANTHONY ROBERSON JR. (Moderator, SCA MFA Candidate)

Anthony Roberson Jr, hailing from the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia, is a country boy with a heart of gold. With a deep-seated commitment to uplifting and inspiring others, he has made it his life's mission to be a beacon of hope and a source of positivity for all those he encounters.

A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Anthony earned his degree in Communications and Leadership while making a mark on the football field as a member of the university's football program. His time as a student-athlete was highlighted by two conference championships and a triumphant victory in the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl after a stellar 13-0 season. Harnessing his platform as a successful athlete, Anthony founded a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing inner-city youths and young professionals to new opportunities, careers, and creative outlets. Since relocating to Los Angeles, he has continued his mission by leading a Big Brother mentorship program and teaching a film class at the Al Wooten Jr Youth Center.

Currently pursuing his M.F.A in Film and Television Production at the School of Cinematic Arts, Anthony is focused on honing his craft in the directing track, with cinematography as his secondary discipline. His passion lies in storytelling that explores the journey of discovering healthy masculinity, celebrates the complexity and range of his African-American heritage, and delves into inspiring community and family dynamics.

Looking toward the future, Anthony plans to write and direct independent feature films in the adventure, Sci-Fi thriller, and crime genres, while also producing projects that amplify the voices of underrepresented cultures. Through his work in cinema, he aims to inspire, engage, and initiate conversations that promote a higher level of awareness and consciousness.

Anthony's unwavering faith in the present moment and boundless optimism for the future serve as guiding lights on his journey toward self-realization and fulfillment. He recognizes that this is just the beginning of a remarkable journey filled with endless possibilities.

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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 5:30 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


Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to attend this event may contact Alessandro Ago, Director of Programming and Special Projects, at aago@cinema.usc.edu or 213-740-2330. It is requested that individuals requiring accommodations or auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify us at least seven days prior to the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

Parking


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:

https://transnet.usc.edu/index.php/daily-and-hourly-parking/
https://transnet.usc.edu/index.php/about-us/entrance-hours/

Contact Information

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