5/05

Winter Sleep

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with writer/director Nuri Bilge Ceylan

 

With his newest film, writer/director Nuri Bilge Ceylan turns to Anton Chekhov for material. And Ceylan’s adaptation of The Wife, Chekhov’s amusing nineteenth century character study of a bemused man who finds himself pulled into a community of which he wants no part, dovetails beautifully into the master Turkish filmmaker’s sensibility. In Winter Sleep, Aydin (Haluk Bilginer) is an actor turned hotelier and writer, who takes it upon himself to write a column upbraiding an imam over a minor incident. Ceylan delivers the story out at a pace that seems unhurried, but eventually gathers in carefully shaded truths by exposing the intersection of arrogance and insecurity that war within its lead character. Like the protagonist in Chekhov’s source fiction, Aydin is unaware of the brutal weight of his statement (Bilginer plays on these qualities, modifying his own fierce stare and eloquent physicality for the role) – alienating even his much younger wife (Melisa Sözen). For his accomplishment, Ceylan received the Palme D’or at last year’s Canes Film Festival – Sleep is a worthy follow up to his 2011 drama, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, which the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. Ceylan with be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. Winter Sleep is part of the Celebration of Turkish Cinema and presented in collaboration with the Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival. 

2014, 196 min, color, DCP | Written by Ebru Ceylan and Nuri Bilge Ceylan inspired by the short stories of Anton Chekhov; directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan; with Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Ayberk Pekcan, Serhat Mustafa Kiliç, Nejat Isler, Tamer Levent, Nadir Saribacak, Emirhan Doruktutan, Ekrem Ilhan, Rabia Özel, Fatma Deniz Yildiz, Mehmet Ali Nuroglu

 

Ticketing Information

 

$5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members. Members of these groups can purchase tickets starting at noon on Thursday, April 16. Limit two tickets per membership. Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. | Purchase Online.

$7 for LACMA members, students with valid ID and seniors (62+); $10 for the general public. Members of these four groups can purchase tickets starting at noon on Thursday, April 23. Two ticket limit. | Purchase online.

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-purchased 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.

5/07

An Evening With… Brooklyn Nine-Nine

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with actor Andy Samberg, actor Melissa Fumero, actor Andre Braugher, actor Joe Lo Truglio, actor Chelsea Peretti, actor Joel McKinnon Miller, actor Dirk Blocker and executive producers and co-creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur

 

This action/romance/ workplace comedy set in a fictional police precinct in a mythical land called Brooklyn, with its all 1990s Beastie Boys music video opening and its take on cop work (treated with both a shrug and high-octane intensity), was a success from the outset. And the show earned star Andy Samberg – in his first series after leaving Saturday Night Live – a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role as Detective Jake Peralta in its freshman season. (The series also picked up a Globe for Best Comedy Series.) In its season second, Samberg carries on as Peralta – as professionally talented as he is lacking in focus and follow-through in his personal life. He’s surrounded by a cast that includes: Joe Lo Truglio as Boyle, Jake’s worshipful, foodie partner; Terry Crews as the precinct’s physically hard but emotionally pillowy second-in-command; Chelsea Peretti as the civilian desk assistant who gets lost when looking in someone’s eyes – because she’s gazing dreamily at herself; Melissa Fumero as Santiago, who could be Jake’s equal as an investigator but is hobbled by borderline OCD and sycophant issues; and Stephanie Beatriz as Diaz, a detective who’s as tough as she is socially awkward (and also doesn’t care about how she comes across). The cast members and executive producers and co-creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur will discuss the show’s genesis and evolution.

2015, 44 min, color, DCP | Written by Tricia McAlpin, David Phillips and Luke Del Tredici; directed by Phil Traill and Dean Holland; with Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller

 

Ticketing Information

 

$15 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club and The New York Times Film Club members. Members of these two groups can purchase tickets starting at noon on Thursday, April 16. Limit two tickets per membership. Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. | Purchase Online.

$20 for LACMA members, students with valid ID and seniors (62+); $25 for the general public. Members of these four groups can purchase tickets starting at noon on Tuesday, April 23. Two ticket limit. | Purchase 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 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.

5/08

Free Screening: Every Secret Thing

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.

 

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with actor Danielle Macdonald and director Amy Berg

 

Laura Lippman’s novel, a mystery dealing with the blurred line between delusion and truth and how a crime ruined the life of two girls, has attracted an impressive array of talent: documentary director Amy Berg, making her debut as a fiction director, working from a script by Nicole Holofcener – the adaptation of Lippman’s award-winning 2004 novel is produced by Frances McDormand. Berg’s cast includes Elizabeth Banks and Nate Parker as a pair of detectives investigating the disappearance of a missing child, Diane Lane as the overindulgent woman whose daughter Alice (Danielle Macdonald) is trying to overcome a tragic past, and Dakota Fanning as the friend who shares an awful history with Alice.  Director Berg will discuss making the transition from factual material to crime fiction in a Q&A after the film.

2015, 92 min, color, DCP | Written by Nicole Holofcener based on the novel by Laura Lippman; directed by Amy Berg; with Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, and Common

 

Ticketing Information

 

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

LACMA member and general-admission screening tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Thursday, April 23. | Screening tickets are free; limit two tickets. | Reserve Online.

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.

5/09

Free Members-Only Screening: Bessie

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with writer/director Dee Rees and executive producer/actor Queen Latifah

 

HBO Screening Series

Director Dee Rees (2011’s Pariah) reminds us of the crowd-pleasing aspects of blues in its original iteration – glamour, swagger and sexuality – by dramatizing the life and career of one of its biggest avatars: the legendary Bessie Smith, whose short life was full of incident and mystique. As played by Queen Latifah, Bessie Smith is a compelling and charismatic aggregation of talent and anxiety, violence and curiosity, hunger and fear, outspoken and insecure, ambivalent appetites and ambition – her Bessie is a star in search of a planet to illuminate. (Rees has an eye for the tremor and sweat that go into a creation of presentation of self – it was also a keystone of Pariah.) The film also gives Latifah the opportunity to display a powerful singing voice that rivals her plainspoken confidence. “The same three chords… you got to put something else in it” she’s told by her equally earthy mentor, the legendary Ma Rainey (played by Academy Award winner Mo’Nique).With Charles S. Dutton (playing on his own career; Dutton got his start on the stage as the force-of-nature guitarist in the August Wilson play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Khandi Alexander and Michael K. Williams as her straightforward suitor. Writer/director Dee Rees and executive producer/actor Queen Latifah will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.

2015, 112 min, color, DCP | Screenplay written by Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, with a story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote; directed by Dee Rees; with Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tory Kittles, Tika Sumpter, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton, Mo’Nique.

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, April 16. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. | 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. 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.

5/14

Free Members-Only Screening: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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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