3/26

Free Screening: A Tribute to Mad Men, Part One

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.

 

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with creator Matthew Weiner and actor Jon Hamm

 

A few days before Matthew Weiner’s last season of Mad Men, the landmark AMC period drama series that cast a brighter light on the inner working of advertising (a field of endeavor that threw longer and deeper shadows as a result)—the show that began a whole new era of ratings and artistic success for the basic cable network—begins its run, the network combines with Film Independent to present a classic episode from the show. This episode will be selected by Weiner and his Mad Men series star Jon Hamm. Weiner and Hamm will both be at the Bing to talk abut the chosen episode after it runs.

Color, DCP | Created by Matthew Weiner; with Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 19. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

LACMA member and general-admission screening tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 26. | Screening tickets are 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.

3/27

Free Screening: A Tribute to Mad Men, Part Two

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.

 

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with actor Kiernan Shipka and costume designer Janie Bryant

 

As Mad Men approaches its final run of episodes, Film Independent at LACMA devotes a second evening to the show with a night spotlighting a pair of episodes. The specific shows to be screened will be chosen by Mad Men creators. Actor Keirnan Shikpa and costume designer Janie Bryant will attend the event for a Q&A about the creative process and their participation in the making.

Color, DCP | Created by Matthew Weiner; with Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 19. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

LACMA member and general-admission screening tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 26. | Screening tickets are 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.

4/03

Free Members-Only Screening: Clouds of Sils Maria

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 Kristen Stewart

 

Co-presented by The New York Times Film Club

At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria, a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself. Kristen Stewart will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. 

2014, 123 min, color, DCP | Written and directed by Olivier Assayas; with Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart & Chloë Grace Moretz

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, March 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.

4/16

Live Read with Guest Director Joe Manganiello

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 | Live Read with guest director Joe Manganiello

 

The fourth season of the beloved Live Read series offers a few bonuses. First of all, there’s a tangible bonus: an additional Live Read has been put on the board. Take a deep breath – there’s more. The guest director for the added Live Read is Joe Manganiello, who has proved his mettle and talents in projects such as Magic Mike and the upcoming Magic Mike XXL, on the HBO high-globulin series True Blood and, most importantly, joining Live Read creator Jason Reitman as a cast member in January’s Goodfellas event. And in returning to tradition, the title will be announced on the night of the event, with our guest director tweeting actors to join him during the week prior to the Read.

Followed by a reception in the courtyard.

 

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 Thursday, March 19. | 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, March 26 (pending availability). | 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 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.

4/21

LACMA 50th Anniversary Screening: The Rules of The Game

7:30 pm

 

In 1939, director Jean Renoir (who co-wrote the screenplay and co-produced) delivered this delicate whirling cloud of a film, a comedy whose moments of tragedy serve to heighten the movie’s emotional center of gravity. The Rules of The Game slowly, but commandingly, pulls the audience in and any viewer will be so taken by its beauty that they will be drawn into the same state of delight as the characters. Pauline Kael wrote that it is perhaps the most influential of all French films, but Renoir’s dreamy command of the medium (playing with tools and techniques that had not yet been used with such wit and intelligence) has made “Rules” one of the most influential movies ever created – so potent, the qualifying adverb Kael used is unnecessary. From Shampoo to Boogie Nights to The Grand Budapest Hotel… with their takes on the intermingling of love and money, and the intertwining of the ruling and working classes, these are just three examples of films which follow Renoir’s lead. “Rules” starts with intrepid pilot Andre (Roland Toutain) returning triumphantly home to Paris, only to get bad news from his best friend (played by Renoir); Andre’s girl may have left him. From there, various couplings – and comic heartbreaks – spill across the screen. To celebrate LACMA’s 50th Anniversary – Jean Renoir was the first filmmaker to have his work presented here (the French-born director spent his last days in California) – The Rules of The Game will be shown in its recently restored 35mm version. 

1939, 106 min, black & white, 35 mm | Written by Jean Renoir with the collaboration of Carl Koch; directed by Jean Renoir; with Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Roland Toutain, Jean Renoir, Mila Parély, Odette Talazac, Pierre Nay

 

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 12 pm on Thursday, March 19. 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 (62+); $10 for the general public. Members of these four groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, March 26. Two ticket limit.

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.

4/27

Free Screening: Iris

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with documentary subject Iris Apfel

 

Iris Apfel designs her sneakers and creates her own look; vibrant and eye-catching, all of the amber bracelets she wears clacking. “I like individuality,” she says, summing up her approach, “so much is lost these days.” That is how the late Albert Maysles launches into his last film, Iris. “I don’t have any rules, because I’d always be breaking them.” The documentary starts with his subject building her appearance, piece by piece – and takes us along with her as she prowls shops, haggling and dealing, to collect her treasures; “she’s the perfect intersection of fashion and interior design,” we’re told. The film follows this creative mind and icon, showing us how her rococo mind works – just one example being her (and her husband’s) work with Jackie Kennedy. “My mother worshipped at the altar of the accessory,” she says at an event celebrating her ninetieth year. “The cake looks like the eternal flame,” she cracks, and that phrase describes her indomitability. She was told she had style at a young age, and she devoted herself to that pursuit – the absorbing Iris is a tribute to her eternal flame. Apfel will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.

2015, 78 min, color, DCP | directed by Albert Maysles

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, March 19. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. LACMA member and general-admission screening tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Thursday, March 26. | Screening tickets are 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.

4/30

Free Members-Only Screening: Welcome to Me

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 James Marsden and director Shira Piven

 

Welcome to Me is a melodramatic comedy which takes aim at modern narcissism, the infomercial and romance. Alice Krieg (Kristen Wiig) suffers from personality disorder, and is uninterested in continuing with her meds despite the advice of her therapist (Tim Robbins). When she wins the lottery, Alice, whose dream is to be Oprah, decides to take her life into a totally different place – she creates a daytime talk/dramatic re-creation show (the title refers to the name of her show) that is unlike anything on the air. In bringing Eliot Laurence’s script to the screen, director Shira Piven’s admirable goal is to make a film about a compelling but not altogether likable person with a skewed take on the world, who is yet determined to do what’s right. Wes Bentley and Linda Cardellini play friends who become part of Alice’s collateral damage. The cast also includes Joan Cusack, James Marsden and Jennifer Jason Leigh as the production staff of the show who become something different every episode. Marsden and Piven will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.

2015, 87 min, color, DCP | Written by Eliot Laurence; directed by Shira Piven; with Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Alan Tudyk, Tim Robbins, Wes Bentley, Joan Cusack

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, March 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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