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Free Screening: A Tribute to Mad Men, Part Two

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with Mad Men cast members

 

As Mad Men approaches its final run of episodes, Film Independent at LACMA devotes a second evening to the show with a night spotlighting a pair of episodes. The specific shows to be screened will be chosen by Mad Men cast members, who will attend the event for a Q&A about the creative process and their participation in the making.

Color, DCP | Created by Matthew Weiner; with Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 19. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

LACMA member and general-admission screening tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 26. | Screening tickets are free; limit two tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this event can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.

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Live Read: Dazed and Confused

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

ADVANCE TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event.

 

7:30 pm | Live Read with director Jason Reitman

 

Alright, alright, alright! For the March 2015 Live Read, Bing Theater Artist in Residence and filmmaker Jason Reitman has selected writer/director Richard Linklater’s ’70s-set character sprawl that takes place over the course of the last day of high school, a Robert Altmanesque tapestry of clashing characters, pursuit of appetites and, finally, a dawning of maturity for several of the kids populating this raucous and enduring comedy. In keeping with the tradition that has been a signature of the series, Reitman will announce the cast members as the evening of the event gets closer.

Original screenplay by Richard Linklater.

 

Ticketing Information

 

$25 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members. Members of these three groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 19. | Limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

$35 for LACMA members, students with valid ID, and seniors (62+); $50 for the general public. Members of these groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 26 (pending availability). | Limit two tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this event can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat at the advertised start time of the event or seat(s) may be released. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.

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Free Members-Only Screening: While We’re Young

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

ADVANCE TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event.

 

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with writer/director Noah Baumbach

 

Co-presented by the New York Times Film Club

The latest film from writer/director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Frances Ha) reunites the filmmaker with Ben Stiller, who starred in the director’s 2010 comedy, Greenberg. Stiller stars as Josh, a New York filmmaker who has spent a decade wrapped up in knots over the inability to finish his documentary—an ironic state of affairs given that the subject is a purposeful yet agile-minded historian (Peter Yarrow). While Josh’s life has been immersed in following his… well, the opposite of his bliss, his contemporaries have been getting on with their lives—starting families, making progress in their careers. He gets an unexpected jolt from connecting with a vivacious and compulsively cool young couple, Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). Jamie, whose blithely ironic T-shirts and rakish hat enter a room before he does, becomes more than a hipster pose when he starts his own documentary, and makes more progress than Josh. Naomi Watts acts as Josh’s wife, who’s been forced into stasis because of her husband’s neuroses. After the showing, Baumbach will discuss While We’re Young

2015, 94 min, color, DCP | Written by Noah Baumbach; directed by Noah Baumbach; with Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Horovitz, Maria Dizzia, Charles Grodin, Ryan Serhant, Peter Yarrow

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, and LACMA Film Club members can reserve screening tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 19. | Screening tickets are free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

New York Times Film Club members must RSVP to www.nytfilmclub.com for this screening.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this event can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.

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Free Screening: A Tribute to Mad Men, Part One

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

ADVANCE TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event.

 

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with creator Matthew Weiner and actor Jon Hamm

 

A few days before Matthew Weiner’s last season of Mad Men, the landmark AMC period drama series that cast a brighter light on the inner working of advertising (a field of endeavor that threw longer and deeper shadows as a result)—the show that began a whole new era of ratings and artistic success for the basic cable network—begins its run, the network combines with Film Independent to present a classic episode from the show. This episode will be selected by Weiner and his Mad Men series star Jon Hamm. Weiner and Hamm will both be at the Bing to talk abut the chosen episode after it runs.

Color, DCP | Created by Matthew Weiner; with Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 19. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

LACMA member and general-admission screening tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 26. | Screening tickets are free; limit two tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this event can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.

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Free Members-Only Screening: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

ADVANCE TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event.

 

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with writer/director Alex Gibney and author Lawrence Wright

 

HBO Screening Series

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has never shied away from controversial subjects, from his 2007 film, Taxi to the Dark Side, which detailed the circumstance behind the death of an Afghani taxi driver at the hands of American soldiers, to his groundbreaking factual look at ground zero of major financial institutional maleficence, 2005’s Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. In his newest film for HBO, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (which recently played at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival), he turns to Lawrence Wright’s exciting and tough-minded 2013 nonfiction book of the same name (Wright also serves as a producer on the documentary). Gibney gets eloquent interviews from disenchanted former members of the Church of Scientology—such as writer/director Paul Haggis and Spanky Taylor (former liaison to John Travolta)—as Going Clear offers a look at the history of Scientology and goes over allegations of intimidation in many forms made against the religion and its leadership. Gibney and Wright will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.

Followed by an HBO-hosted reception in the courtyard. 

2015, 120 min, color, DCP | Written by Alex Gibney, based on Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright; directed by Alex Gibney

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 19. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this event can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.

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