In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala's decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team - from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor - to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible...by finding the missing boy named Oscar.
FINDING OSCAR, directed by Ryan Suffern, produced by Frank Marshall and executive produced by Steven Spielberg brings this insightful and moving story that has changed history to the big screen.
Includes a post-film conversation with Director Ryan Suffern, Producer Frank Marshall, subject Fredy Peccerelli, and Claudia Wiedeman, USC Shoah Director of Education, with a reception to follow.
RYAN SUFFERN, DIRECTOR
As head of documentaries for The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Ryan Suffern has an active role on a full slate of films. He and Frank Marshall have collaborated on numerous documentaries (Right To Play, Transcend, Boston, What The Hell Happened To Jai Alai, The Man vs The Machine, Running Blind). Many of Suffern’s past projects have delved into a variety of diverse human rights issues such as climate change, the international LGBT community and child refugees. Suffern most recently produced The China Hustle, which blows the lid off another multibillion-dollar heist built on complex financial instruments. The film premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and is executive produced by Marshall and Alex Gibney. An English major from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, Suffern has written a feature screenplay on assignment for DreamWorks Studios. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Kim, and their two daughters, Pearl & Iris.
FRANK MARSHALL, PRODUCER
With more than seventy films to his credit, Frank Marshall is a visionary producer who has helped shape American cinema. Marshall’s credits as a producer include some of the most successful and enduring films of all time. His movies have been nominated for a multitude of Academy Awards, including Best Picture nominations for such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color Purple, Seabiscuitand, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Marshall has garnered wide acclaim as a film director, having brought to the screen such memorable movies as Arachnophobia, Alive and Eight Below. Recent projects include Jurassic World, Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, Jason Bourne and Clint Eastwood’s Sully. In the documentary space, Marshall has produced such projects as Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz, Alex Gibney’s critically acclaimed The Armstrong Lie and the Frank Sinatra documentary miniseries for HBO.