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      December 5, 2012

      Wednesday   7:00 PM

      Exposition Blvd and S Figueroa St
      Los Angeles, California 90089

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      Screening of God In the Box

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      Imagine walking up to a large, box on the street corner. On the side it reads, GOD IN THE BOX. Inside you find a stool, a drawing tablet a pencil and two questions. What does God mean to you? What does God look like to you? Your answers and illustrations are being recorded. What do you do? "God in the Box" is a documentary film which takes you on a journey with filmmaker Nathan Lang and his crew, as they explore the diverse and curious ways we see God, in our mind's eye -- through the lens of their amazing Box. Written & Directed by Nathan Lang FollowedOutside the Box [Office], the USC Office of Religious Life and Spot 82 Pictures invite you to a special preview screening of God in the Box, written & directed by Nathan Lang. Followed by a Q&A with Nathan Lang and Dr. Chip Murray, USC Tansey Chair of Christian Ethics, moderated by USC Dean of Religious Life, Varun Soni.

      About God In the Box

      Imagine walking up to a large, box on the street corner. On the side it reads, GOD IN THE BOX. Inside you find a stool, a drawing tablet a pencil and two questions. What does God mean to you? What does God look like to you? Your answers and illustrations are being recorded. What do you do?

      God in the Box is a documentary film which takes you on a journey with filmmaker Nathan Lang and his crew, as they explore the diverse and curious ways we see God, in our mind's eye -- through the lens of their amazing Box.

      Hundreds of people went inside The Box and answered the questions, as it traveled across the country, from California, through The Rocky's, The Heartland, The South, and The East, with its final stop on the corner of Central Park in New York City.

      Director Nathan Lang interviews a fascinating collection of theologians, historians and a mythologist to help put the incredible body of answers and drawings into a meaningful context. Pastors, Priests, Rabbis, Imams and everyday people alike have raved about the film and the conversations it promotes. One cannot help but be transported inside The Box and explore his or her own views along with the ideas of all the others who go inside.

      Provided courtesy of Spot 82 Pictures. Not rated. Running time: 82 minutes.

      To learn more and to view the trailer, visit: http://godinthebox.com/

      Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/God-in-the-Box/41136201437

      About the Guests

      NATHAN LANG, Writer/Director
      Nathan Lang grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Pitzer College, in Claremont, California with a degree in English. While there, he worked on short films, the college newspaper, and became a founding member of the Withoutabox improv and theater group, wetting his appetite for a life in visual media. A college internship in the newsroom at the CBS affiliate in San Antonio, would launch a 10-year-career as a TV news reporter, writer and producer. He worked for affiliate stations in Sioux Falls, Greensboro, New Orleans, San Antonio, Tampa and New York City. Nathan is president of Raindance Productions and a partner in Spot 82 Pictures. He is currently writing, directing and co-producing God in the Box.

      CECIL L. "CHIP" MURRAY, USC Tansey Chair of Christian Ethics
      Dr. Murray is a native Floridian with an undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University. He received his Doctorate in Religion from The School of Theology at Claremont and Doctor of Humane Letters from Hebrew Union College, University of Southern California, Antioch University, University of Judaism, and Whittier College.
      President George Bush named the First AME Church the 177th Point of Light for its courageous outreach in community services. The Hawthorne Shopping Plaza has included Dr. Murray in a sand sculpture as a tribute to African Americans who have overcome: George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Phyllis Wheatley, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King. The story of struggles and triumphs of African Americans cannot be told without including the pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, Rev. Cecil L. "Chip" Murray.
      Rev. Murray retired in November 2004 as the senior minister at First AME Church, Los Angeles. Dr Murray currently serves as Professor, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Religion, University of Southern California and holds the Tansey Chair of Christian Ethics, University of Southern California.

      Cost: Free

      Categories: Education | University & Alumni

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