2/04

Free Members-Only Screening: Hail, Caesar!

 

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with actor Josh Brolin

 

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 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members.

 

Co-presented by The New York Times Film Club

Academy Award-winning writers/directors Joel and Ethan Coen are responsible for a catalogue of movie losers scrambling for love, fortune and dignity; ranging from the noir of their debut, 1984’s Blood Simple to the B-12 comedy jags of The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou? to the (almost) true story of winter wasteland murder cavalcade Fargo, to the adaptations of True Grit and No Country for Old Men. Their newest film, Hail, Caesar!, a period piece set in 1950s Hollywood, reunites the Coens with performing regulars Josh Brolin (No Country, True Grit), George Clooney (O Brother), Frances McDormand (Fargo), Scarlet Johansson (The Man Who Wasn’t There) and Tilda Swinton (Burn After Reading), and newcomers Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum. Studio troubleshooter Eddie Mannix (Brolin) pushes through the veils of before-the-cameras drama to find the truth behind a real-life drama—the story of a missing cast member who disappears during a studio production.

2016, 106 min, color, DCP | Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen; with Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, January 21. | 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 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.

2/18

Live Read: Guest Directed by Laurence Fishburne

 

7:30 pm

 

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 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members.

 

The latest installment of the Film Independent at LACMA series Live Read, now celebrating its fifth anniversary, continues with guest directors taking over the reins most often assumed by series creator Jason Reitman. For February, we eagerly welcome the return a participant as this month’s guest director. Stepping in for Reitman is Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Laurence Fishburne, who was seen in the Live Read versions of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, that flipped things with a primarily African-American cast, and Goodfellas. Fishburne is an apt choice to assume the helm as director of this series, which become internationally known for taking classic and beloved film scripts and offers them with an entirely new group of actors before live audiences at the Bing Theater. In addition to directing a feature film himself (Once in the Life, an adaptation of his play, Riff Raff), Fishburne has worked with the most celebrated directors of our time, including Steven Spielberg, Francis Coppola (four times) and Steven Soderbergh. The title of the February 2016 Live Read, and its cast, will be announced by Fishburne shortly.

Laurence J. Fishburne III has achieved an impressive body of work as an actor, producer and director. Of the 44 awards he has been nominated for, Laurence has won 21 times. He was most recently nominated for a 2016 NAACP Image award for his role in ABC’s “Black-ish.” His many credits include John Singleton’s Boyz n the Hood, Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple, The Matrix movies, and The Tuskegee Airmen. Laurence starred on the hit series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” as well as on the NBC thriller series “Hannibal.” Mr. Fishburne can next be seen in Warner Bros.’ Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, due to hit theaters in March 2016, and Sony’s Passengers, alongside Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, set for release in December 2016.

Live Read Lead Sponsor: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association

 

Ticketing Information

 

$25 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Clubmembers. Members of these three groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, January 21. | 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 (65+); $50 for the general public. Members of these groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, January 28 (pending availability). | Limit two tickets.

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 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.

2/25

Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street

 

7:30 pm

 

Hot on the trail of a scandalous photo of a U.S. senator with an unknown blonde, an American detective in Bonn is gunned down in Beethoven Street.  His partner arrives in Germany to pick up the chase, but the Yankee gumshoe might be in over his head, in Samuel Fuller’s inventive romp through a high-stakes game of global extortion.

Digital presentation courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

1972, 123 min, color, DCP | Written by Samuel Fuller; directed by Samuel Fuller; with Christa Lang, Glenn Corbett, Anton Diffring, Eric P. Caspar, and Sieghardt Rupp

 

Ticketing Information

 

$5 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, January 21. Limit two tickets per membership. Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

$7 for LACMA members, students with valid ID and seniors (65+); $10 for the general public. Members of these four groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, January 28. Two ticket limit.

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 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 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.