IT’S TRUE! All us film lovers at Film Independent are geeking out over the news that we’re presenting what’s sure to be one of the most exciting happenings in the film world this year: Quentin Tarantino is going to direct a staged reading of The Hateful Eight for Film Independent at LACMA!
On Thursday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m., the iconic director will show up with a hand-picked cast to LACMA’s Bing Theater for a world premiere reading of the unmade script that’s been causing a ruckus since January, when Tarantino pulled the plug on the picture immediately upon learning that the script had been leaked by someone connected to the small circle of actors he’d circulated it to. “I like the fact that people like my shit, and that they go out of their way to find it and read it,” an outraged Tarantino told Deadline Hollywood. “But I gave it to six motherfucking people!”
This staged reading is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see something that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. It will not be recorded or live-streamed. Adding to the thrill: the cast is likely to remain secret until they appear on stage that night at the Bing.
The Hateful Eight follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, trapping a pitiless and mistrustful group, which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.
Set your alarm clock app: the $200 tickets go on sale at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 9 for Members of Film Independent, LACMA Film Club and the New York Times Film Club. There’s a limit of two tickets per Membership, and proof of Member status is required. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16 (pending availability) with a two-ticket limit per purchaser. For ticketing information, go to http://www.filmindependent.org/lacma/films/HatefulEight. Proceeds go to support Film Independent at LACMA, our year-round screening series curated by Elvis Mitchell and produced in partnership with the LA County Museum of Art.
Pamela Miller / Website & Grants Manager