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 series brings together Film Independent’s creative community of filmmakers and a wide spectrum of audiences, with LACMA’s commitment to presenting cinema in an artistic and historical context. The program presents classic and contemporary narrative and documentary films; artists and their influences; emerging auteurs and international showcases; and guest-curated programs, in addition to conversations with filmmakers, curators and special guests.

All films screened digitally, unless otherwise noted.


Information & Policies


A detailed outline of Film Independent at LACMA series policies, procedures and guidelines can be found here.

LACMA Ticket Office: (323) 857-6010 or


Eventbrite Ticket Registration


All ticketing for Film Independent at LACMA events is processed through Here’s how to register for tickets through Eventbrite:

Step 1: Visit to view the event line up.
Click “Get Tickets” on your desired event page. You will be automatically directed to Eventbrite registration.

Step 2: Select ticket quantity and proceed with registration.
At this time, you will have the option to create a login to save your details for future registration.

Step 3: Complete the single event registration.

Step 4: A confirmation webpage will appear, with links to more Film Independent at LACMA events listed on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on the event links to register for additional events.









Step 5: If you created a new account during the registration process, you will receive an email confirmation requiring you to verify your new account. You must click on the link in this email to verify your account. This will allow you to register for additional events without having to reenter your information.

For technical questions about using Eventbrite during the registration process, contact Eventbrite customer service: 1.888.810.2063

NOTE: If an Eventbrite ticket quantity is listed as “pending,” an at-capacity ticket is in another customer’s basket. If that customer does not complete their transaction within the time limit, or chooses to cancel, the ticket will be released.




Live Read, directed by Jason Reitman:

Jason Reitman’s acclaimed series of canonical film script readings continues beginning in October.

Last season introduced us to a team of guest directors selected by Jason Reitman including Patton Oswalt, David Wain and Fred Savage. Cast members like Sharon Stone, Jason Bateman, Amy Poehler, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele starred in script readings of Boogie Nights, Tootsie, Raising Arizona, American Pie, Pulp Fiction, The Graduate and Groundhog Day.

$25 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club and NYT Film Club members
$35 for LACMA members, students and seniors
$50 for the general public


NEW! Live Read Series Pass:

A limited number of Live Read Series Passes will be made available, allowing access to all six Live Reads of the fourth season. Series Passes will go on sale to Film Independent Members, as well as members of the LACMA Film Club and The New York Times Film Club on September 10 at 12:00 pm PT.

Each pass includes:

>> One ticket to all six upcoming Live Reads at LACMA
>> Priority check-in and entrance into the Bing Theater
>> One (1) limited edition poster for each Live Read

$350 per pass  |  Limit two per individual (not two per applicable membership)

NOTE: Live Read Series Passes are now SOLD OUT.


Free Screenings:

Last season, 23 free screenings were showcased at LACMA, including Tim’s Vermeer, Lone Survivor, Eastbound & Down, The Croods, American Hustle, House of Lies, Kroll Show, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Visitors, Nebraska, In Secret, The Face of Love, Fading Gigolo, God’s Pocket, Palo Alto, Obvious Child, Dom Hemingway, The Normal Heart, The Knick, I Origins, Spotlight on The New York Times‘ Op-Docs, Are You Here and CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart.

Make sure your Film Independent Membership is active to attend free screenings; most of which are reserved especially for our Members.


An Evening With…:

These special evenings include an extended conversation with curator Elvis Mitchell and a special guest, as well as a screening. Last year, James Toback joined Mitchell onstage for a conversation followed by a screening of the 1999 film Black & White. At An Evening with The Doors event, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore surprised the audience with a performance after the screening of the documentary Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman.

$15 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club and NYT Film Club members
$20 for LACMA members, students and seniors
$25 for the general public


Classic and Contemporary Screenings:

Several screenings take place each month that include Q&As with filmmaker(s), cast and crew (schedule permitting).

$5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club and NYT Film Club members
$7 for LACMA members, students and seniors
$10 for the general public


Post-Screening Receptions:

Receptions with complimentary wine and cheese will continue to follow select screenings and events throughout the year, offering the opportunity for the Los Angeles creative community to come together in a social setting.


Member Pre-Sale:

Film Independent Members can purchase tickets one week in advance of the general public. Many screenings sell out during the Member pre-sale window.