Film Independent Mon 4.27.2015

Join Film Independent, Matthew Weiner and the Mad Men Cast for the Best Goodbye Party Ever!

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Dry those tears, Mad Men fans. Before we slip into full-on mourning mode, we’re throwing a goodbye party!

Those of us who can’t imagine life without Don Draper and his shenanigans can celebrate the end of an era together. On Sunday, May 17 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA, Film Independent is hosting a Live Read of a classic Mad Men script (The Wheel!) directed by Jason Reitman, followed by a screening of the series finale—with the most special guests you could ever hope for: Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery and Kiernan Shipka.

Pre-sale tickets are available to Film Independent Members from Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00 am PT through Thursday April 30, 10:00 pm PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday May 1 at 10:00 am PT. All proceeds go towards Film Independent’s year-round programming, which supports independent film.

In the meantime, to kick off the tribute, here’s a quick rundown of the five biggest reasons we’ll miss Don Draper. Comment below to tell us yours!


1. He had a sweet side hidden in there somewhere.


2. He may have been the thirstiest character in the history of television.


3. He always sold us.


4. If jaded Sally could always find a way to love him, so could we.


5. He was always full of surprises!

Pamela Miller / Website & Grants Manager