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Free Screening: Spotlight on The New York Times’ Op-Docs

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with New York Times Op-Docs filmmakers

 

Co-presented by the New York Times Film Club

The New York Times’s award-winning, popular and thought-provoking series of original short films, made specifically for its website, will receive its second night of big-screen exhibition. Series producer and curator Jason Spingarn-Koff will select a group of some of the most memorable and lively Op-Docs to have premiered on the site in the last twelve months, including: When Loud Music Turned Deadly by Orlando Bagwell; Daredevil on a Snowmobile by Oscar-nominee Lucy Walker; the comedic performance film Verbatim by Brett Weiner; the Peabody Award-winning A Short History of the Highrise by Katerina Cizek, and the international hit 35 and Single by Paula Schargorodsky. Several Op-Docs filmmakers and Spingarn-Koff will come to the Bing to discuss the their projects and the frontiers of online filmmaking, moderated by Elvis Mitchell.

 

Ticketing Information

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, June 19. | 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.

LACMA member and general admission tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Wednesday July, 16. | Tickets are free. | Two ticket limit. Reserve online.

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: Are You Here

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with actor Laura Ramsey and writer/director Matthew Weiner

 

 

STANDBY ONLY

 

Matthew Weiner, the Emmy-winning creator and executive producer of the AMC series Mad Men makes his debut behind the feature-film camera as writer/director of this comedy-drama. Owen Wilson stars as a small-town weatherman Steve Dallas, who spends more time getting baked and chasing women than pursuing his craft—and his offhanded, yet quick-witted demeanor makes him a star by natural right. Steve’s caught in a friendship that’s more an example of protracted adolescent circling the drain; his best buddy Ben (Zach Galifianakis) also happens to be his bad-habit enabler, though Ben’s sister, Terry (Amy Poehler) is battling Steve to preserve Ben’s soul and their family. That family takes a body blow when their late father’s widow—the much younger Angela (Laura Ramsey)—arrives and a battle for the family’s property further stokes long-standing arguments between Ben and Terry. The man in the middle of all this is Steve. Weiner and Ramsey will be present for Q&A about his big-screen maiden voyage, his first departure from the work for which he is best known.

2014, 114 min, color, DCP | Written by Matthew Weiner; directed by Matthew Weiner; with Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Laura Ramsey

 

Ticketing Information

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, June 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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Free Members-Only Screening: CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

7:30 pm | Directed by Jeremiah Zagar and produced by Lori Cheatle - Premieres August 18th on HBO

 

Includes a conversation with director Jeremiah Zagar and producer Lori Cheatle

 

Co-presented by the New York Times Film Club

When the TV curtain rose on the Pamela Smart murder case 23 years ago, the world was a different place. Reality television was in its infancy, and the television rarely focused on the dramas surrounding “ordinary” Americans. All that changed when Smart, a 21-year-old New Hampshire woman, was accused of plotting the 1990 murder of her husband Gregory. As the first fully televised, gavel to gavel, court case, the nation tuned in to the Smart case, and reality TV was born. Pulsating with sex, drugs, betrayal, and murder, the trial inspired 20 years of -television shows, books, plays, and movies, including To Die For, starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Gus Van Sant.

HBO’s CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart takes a new look at a story we thought we knew. Director Jeremiah Zagar unmasks the role of the media coverage of the case and how it may have impacted the trial and sentencing. In addition to interviews with prosecuting and defending attorneys, and journalists who reported on the case at the time, the film also includes insights from Smart’s friends and acquaintances, including childhood friends and former inmates who served time with her, the first interview with one of the boys convicted in the case since he had been released and a new intimate interview with Smart herself.

The screening & conversation will be followed by a reception.

 

Ticketing Information

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, June 19. | 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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