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LA Film Fest Screening: Too Late

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Please Note: This is a 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival screening

 

7:30 pm

 

From desolate, overgrown Radio Hill to the ritzy penthouse of The Beverly Hilton, Too Late offers remarkable views of Los Angeles from the undiscovered to the iconic. Private investigator Mel Sampson is tasked with tracking down a missing woman from his own past, crossing paths with eccentric personalities and lost souls while he works the case. Though Mel is looking for a lost woman, he’s also trying to find himself.

Writer-director Dennis Hauck makes his directorial feature debut in this dark love letter to Los Angeles. John Hawkes gives an incredible lead performance, along with a stellar supporting cast. Shot on 35mm film by Bill Fernandez, Too Late is visually resplendent and a true cinephile’s delight.

– Jennifer Cochis, LA Film Fest Senior Programmer

2015, 107 min, color | Written and directed by Dennis Hauck; with John Hawkes, Vail Bloom, Joanna Cassidy, Jeff Fahey, Robert Forster, Brett Jacobsen, Dichen Lachman, Dash Mihok, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Crystal Reed, Rider Strong, Natalie Zea

 

Ticketing Information

 

Tickets to this screening can be purchased online at tickets.lafilmfest.com or by calling 1.866.FILMFEST.

Festival passes are also available for purchase at the link above. Film Independent Members receive a discount on Festival passes and individual tickets.

For more information about the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, please visit www.lafilmfest.com.

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Free Members-Only Screening: What Happened, Miss Simone?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with director Liz Garbus

 

Co-presented by The New York Times Film Club

With her newest film, What Happened, Miss Simone?, Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus, who took viewers inside the head of Marilyn Monroe with her 2012 documentary Love, Marilyn goes inside the heart and mind of another iconic pop figure, the revolutionary singer Nina Simone. Garbus edited together existing—but mostly unknown—documentary footage that goes all the way back to the singer’s childhood, telling a story that shows its subject’s life to be as filled with extremes as her talent. It’s literally Simone’s own voice telling her story. Garbus shows a Simone who wrestled with determining her professional life while being sublimated—and often subjected to violence—in her personal life. “What happened?” couldn’t be a more apt question for this film to pose—it illuminates the crucible of pain that goes into creating an artist, while showing how inescapable that suffering can be. Garbus will answer questions about her 2015 film in a Q&A after the screening.

2015, 102 min, color, DCP | Written by Liz Garbus; featuring interviews with Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman, George Wein, Stanley Crouch, Dick Gregory, Ilyasah Shabazz, Ambassador Shabazz, Gerrit De Bruin

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve screening tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, May 21. | 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: Pre-reserved 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 Bing Theater seating. Ticketed guests must be in their Bing Theater 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 granted on a first-come, first-served basis, 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: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

ADVANCE TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

Please Note: A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members.

 

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with actor Thomas Mann, actor Olivia Cooke, actor RJ Cyler and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

 

Co-presented by The New York Times Film Club

This year’s winner of the Audience Prize and the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival was Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, a dazzling and stylized adaptation of Jesse Andrews’ 2012 novel. Andrews turned his own novel – a work that was balanced in equal parts Dave Eggers and John Hughes — into a screenplay; the story of teenaged Greg (Thomas Mann), his best friend Earl (Ronald Cyler II) and how their obsession with doing their own versions of Great Films takes an odd turn when Greg visits the cancer-stricken Rachel (Olivia Cooke) at the behest of his mother (Connie Britton). The film feels like a true collaboration of the sensibilities of Andrews and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, bouncing so smoothly from comedy to drama that Brian Eno descended from the clouds to contribute original music to the film. 

2015, 105 min, color, DCP | Written by Jesse Andrews; directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon; with Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal and Connie Britton

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, April 16. | Screening tickets are free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. | Reserve Online.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-reserved 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. Pre-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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