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Free Screening: The LEGO Movie

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with writer/directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

 

“Everything is awesome!”—a phrase both declamatory and ironic—is at the heart of this year’s most beloved and intellectually rigorous animated feature, which gives life (and more) to the world’s best known assembly toy brand. Written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (22 Jump Street and its sequel, 23 Jump Street), LEGO is set in an all-constructed toy world where happy, eager construction worker Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) goes about his work in the most carefree way until he’s led into the dangerous world beneath the surface, a world controlled by the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell), who seeks to dominate the universe by getting his…um, hands on the Kragle, the tool which will allow him to take over. A band of outsiders determined to stop Business—led by the adventurous Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks)—takes Emmet into its ranks, after he’s mistakenly thought to be the Special, the true leader of the anti-Business revolution. LEGO is, among other things, a spot-on parody of the worlds-within-worlds action-adventure film The Matrix. Writer/directors Lord and Miller will discuss their film in a conversation set to take place after the screening.

2014, 101 min, color, DCP | Screenplay by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller; directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller; with Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, November 20. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

LACMA member and general-admission tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Thursday, November 27. | 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: A Most Violent Year

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

STANDBY ONLY

 

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with director J.C. Chandor and actor Oscar Isaac

 

Co-presented by the New York Times Film Club

The third film from writer/director J.C. Chandor—whose previous films include his directorial debut, 2011’s Margin Call, which won Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Feature and the Robert Altman Award for Ensemble Acting, and 2013’s All Is Lost, starring Robert Redford—is set during a landmark year of sorts for New York. The film takes place in 1981, which, according to statistical data, is said to be the most violent year in the city’s history. This period for New York was rife with tumult and financial upheaval; it was just six years earlier that Manhattan defaulted on its loans and inspired the legendary New York Post headline after then President Ford refused a Federal bailout: “Ford to NYC: Drop Dead.” The violence in Chandor’s newest work reflects not only the physical threat contained in Manhattan but the relationship dangers faced by a young married couple Abel (Oscar Isaac) and Anna (Jessica Chastain), as both are forced to confront the shifting tides of violence as it relates to them and to the world outside their doors—especially after Abel’s own connection to inflicting pain become evident. Spirit Award winner Chandor and co-star Isaac will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

2014, 125 min, color, DCP | Screenplay by J.C. Chandor; directed by J.C. Chandor; with Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks

 

Ticketing Information

 

STANDBY ONLY: Tickets for this event are no longer available for reservation in advance. A standby line will form at 6:30 pm at the Hammer Building Ticket Office on the night of this event. Guests in the standby line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, though unfortunately there is no guarantee of tickets being made available to guests in this line.

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 of The Empire Strikes Back

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

7:30 pm | Live Read with director Jason Reitman

 

Jason Reitman revisits one of the most enduring pieces of screen mythology ever, the second part of the original Star Wars series, The Empire Strikes Back. Though the title has been announced, the cast will be kept under wraps until Reitman sees fit to make their names public.

Important: Tickets to The Empire Strikes Back Live Read go on sale to Members on Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00 pm PST.

 

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 Tuesday, December 2. | 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, December 4 (pending availability). | Limit two tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: 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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