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 special guest-curated programs, in addition to conversations with artists, 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.
Eventbrite Ticket Registration
All ticketing for Film Independent at LACMA events is processed through Eventbrite.com. Here’s how to register for tickets through Eventbrite:
Step 1: Visit filmindependent.org/lacma to view the event line up.
Click “Buy Tickets Now” 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 exclusively to Film Independent Members on Tuesday, September 9 at 12:00 pm PT.
Each pass includes:
>> One ticket to all six upcoming Live Reads
>> Priority check-in and entrance into the Bing Theater
>> Limited edition poster
$350 per pass | Limit two per Film Independent Member
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
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.
Film Independent Members can purchase tickets one week in advance of the general public. Many screenings sell out during the Member pre-sale window.