1/29

Seven Samurai

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with Robert Singer, curator of Japanese art

 

In collaboration with Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Presented in collaboration with Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 action-adventure epic’s sphere of influence is exhaustingly wide-ranging. Its admirers range from George Lucas to Peter Jackson, from Neill Blomkamp to Takeshi “Beat” Kitano; one even wonders if Stan Lee took a little of the abrasion that abounds in this sixteenth century-set story of masterless samurai hired by a farming village to protect them from outlaws and cycled it into the Marvel Comic superteam. The samurai are led by Kikuchiyo (Toshiro Mifune), who throughout the story flips his own mystique about on a regular basis. Epic and dense, Kurosawa’s film lays out the action in clear and robust terms—we always know exactly what’s going on and what’s at stake.

1954, 207 min, black and white, 35 mm | Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni and Shinobu Hashimoto; directed by Akira Kurosawa; with Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Inaba

 

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, December 18. 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 Tuesday, December 23. 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 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.

2/07

Boogie Nights

7:30 pm | In collaboration with Larry Sultan: Here and Home

 

Co-presented by the New York Times Film Club

Presented in collaboration with Larry Sultan: Here and Home, writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson explosive second feature takes us into the ‘70s milieu of a thriving entertainment enclave: the San Fernando Valley world of pornographic film, and its peculiar inhabitants, a group of co-dependent creatures who band together to become a family. His kicky and kinky 1997 feature is part Charles Dickens, part Robert Altman and part Mikhail Kalatozov, yet the final product is all the announcement of a major new talent. Boogie Nights stars Mark Wahlberg as genetic oddity Dirk Diggler, Burt Reynolds as the paterfamilias porn film director Jack Horner, Julianne Moore as his top star and Dirk’s surrogate mom/co-star, and a powerful and subtle cast that includes Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, William H. Macy and Ricky Jay.

1997, 155 min, color, 35 mm | Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; with Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Heather Graham

 

Ticketing Information

 

$5 for Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members. Members of these two groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, January 22. 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, January 29. Two ticket limit.

New York Times Film Club members must RSVP at 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.

2/12

Free Members-Only Screening: Kingsman: The Secret Service

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 costume designer Arianne Phillips

 

The guys who brought you the 2010 feature film adaptation of the indie comic Kick-Ass—director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake) and comics writer and Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar (the man who had the flash of re-configuring Marvel comics tough-guy mainstay Nick Fury from a nondescript white guy into a Samuel L. Jackson lookalike for the comics series The Ultimates)—re-team for a movie version of Millar’s 2012 Secret Service graphic novels, a violent and hilarious send-up of espionage adventure. The film stars Academy Award winner Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Samuel L. Jackson and, as himself (and a move that will amuse fans of the comic), Mark Hamill. Kingsman: The Secret Service is very much about style as a weapon, and its costume designer, Arianne Phillips, will come to the Bing Theater to discuss her work. The costumes from the film have inspired a bespoke 60-piece collection designed by Arianne Phillips, now available on the MR PORTER website – the Men’s Style Destination.

2015, 128 min, color, DCP | Screenplay by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based upon the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons; directed by Matthew Vaughn; with Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella and Michael Caine

 

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.

2/19

Live Read: Sideways

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 | Live Read with director Jason Reitman

 

This month’s edition of Jason Reitman’s wildly acclaimed, fiercely popular—and equally widely imitated—Live Read returns to the Bing for its February 2015 installment: a production of director and co-writer Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-winning comedy-drama, Sideways. As usual, Bing Theater Artist-in-Residence Reitman will keep cast names under wraps until close to the evening that the reading occurs.

 

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 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.

2/26

Free Screening: American Crime

7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with creator John Ridley

 

Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2

Following the home invasion murder of Matt Skokie—a war vet—and an assault on his wife Gwen, four suspects are brought into custody: Tony Gutiérrez, an impressionable teen who got in way over his head even under the watchful eye of his dedicated and hard-working father, Alonzo Gutiérrez; Hector Tontz, a young man who has lived life on the fringes of society and has made bad decisions just to survive; Carter Nix and Aubry Taylor, two incredibly lost souls whose addiction to drugs and to one another has become destructive and paralyzing. Though the suspects fit a profile, they and their situations are far more complicated than anyone would have initially believed. As is true for the victims themselves. As Russ and Barb Skokie—divorced and estranged—arrive to both bury their son Matt, and seek a measure of justice for his killing, they discover their son may have been far from an innocent bystander in his own murder. Told from the points of view of all those involved, this new drama examines preconceptions on faith, family, gender, race, class and other aspects of our social experience with an approach and perspectives historically underserved in media.

American Crime stars Felicity Huffman as Barb Hanlon, Timothy Hutton as Russ Skokie, W. Earl Brown as Tom Carlin, Richard Cabral as Hector Tontz, Caitlin Gerard as Aubry Taylor, Benito Martinez as Alonzo Gutiérrez, Penelope Ann Miller as Eve Carlin, Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix, Johnny Ortiz as Tony Gutiérrez and guest starring Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed.

Program creator—and Film Independent Spirit Award Winner—John Ridley will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

2015, color, DCP | Created by John Ridley; with Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, W. Earl Brown, Richard Cabral, Caitlin Gerard, Benito Martinez, Penelope Ann Miller, Elvis Nolasco, Johnny Ortiz, and Regina King

 

Ticketing Information

 

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve screening tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, January 22. | Screening tickets are 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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