Free Member Screenings

Film Independent produces a minimum of (12) free screenings a year for members +1 guest. These new, rare and classic films frequently include Q&A with cast and crew and provide members with an exclusive peek into the realm of artist-driven film. Some of the films that have screened free for our members in 2012:

Watch highlights from the Q&A with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill following the free member screening of Moneyball

  • Moneyball
  • The Raven
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Do-Deca Pentathlon
  • Masquerade (U.S. Debut)
  • Hotel Noir
  • The Sessions
  • Smashed
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • This is 40
  • Hitchcock

Film Independent Spirit Awards Screenings

In addition to monthly member screenings, we also screen films nominated for the Spirit Awards in Los Angeles and New York during the awards season. As the primary voting body for the Spirit Awards, we want our members to be informed. To ensure that each film gets a fair shake, we put on free members-only Festival style screenings of all Spirit Award nominees. Visit our Spirit Awards site for more info.

Film Independent at LACMA

Film Independent at LACMA is a year-round weekly film series that offers unique cinematic experiences for the Los Angeles creative community and the general public. The program presents classic and contemporary narrative and documentary films, artists and their influences, emerging auteurs and international showcases, and special guest-curated programs, in addition to conversations with artists, curators and special guests. Film Independent at LACMA is under the curatorial leadership of esteemed film critic Elvis Mitchell in collaboration with LACMA Film Coordinator Bernardo Rondeau and Film Independent’s programming team.

Tickets for Film Independent at LACMA are $5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club and New York Times Film Club members, $7 for LACMA members, and $10 for the general public. In addition to discounted tickets, members also receive priority notification and admission, as well as access to exclusive preview screenings.

For more info, to see the current schedule or purchase tickets, please visit or call 323-857-6010.

More information can be found at Film Independent at LACMA FAQs.

Project Involve Screenings

Through Project Involve (PI), Film Independent brings independent feature films directly to underserved communities in the form of free community screenings. These screenings showcase the work of talented underrepresented filmmakers while offering audience members the chance to discuss the film and meet the filmmaker.

The PI Showcase takes place in April at Disney Hall’s REDCAT, and presents films from current and past PI Fellows. The PI Screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June highlights the feature film of a PI Fellow, followed by an after party. Two additional PI Community Screenings are scheduled annually and are free and open to the public.