Weird Science, with new live music by Ulises Lozano, Carlos Chairez and Gil Cerezo of Kinky
It’s writer-director John Hughes’ 1985 sci-fi comedy about the geek (Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith) inheriting the Earth—or at least, one of its most powerful denizens, a doll brought to life by their experimentation and played with effortless charisma by Kelly LeBrock as the newly sentient figure with the capacity to make all of the boys’ desires come true, for good or ill. Weird Science is also the latest film to be given the Bring the Noise treatment. Bring the Noise is the program in which musicians choose a favorite film and provide a completely original score for it. For July, the band Kinky, who exploded on the scene with their 2002 album Kinky, will turn the full force of their instruments, intelligence and talents to Hughes’ take on the dangers of teenaged wish fulfillment.
Followed by a reception.
1985, 94 min | Written by John Hughes; directed by John Hughes; with Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly Le Brock
$20 for Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members. Members of these two groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, June 15. Limit two tickets per membership. Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.
$25 for LACMA members, students with valid ID and seniors (65+); $30 for the general public. Members of these four groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, June 22. Two ticket limit.
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.