Includes a screening of The King of Comedy and conversation with Jason Bateman
For the latest installment of our “An Evening With…” series, we salute the career of an actor/director with over forty years in entertainment. With a body of work spanning from Arrested Development to Zootopia, he remains the youngest person ever to direct as a member of the Directors Guild of America and is still not yet fifty years old. He is… Jason Bateman. This year, as star and series director of the backwoods-noir Netflix series Ozark, he scored Emmy nominations for acting as well as directing (a feat even Netflix stable mate David Fincher didn’t duplicate this year). The hard-working Bateman, who in 2013 released his directorial feature debut Bad Words, will discuss his career after a screening of Martin Scorsese’s 1982 departure from form The King of Comedy, the infamous take on celebrity starring Robert Deniro and Jerry Lewis that has influenced Bateman’s work and perspective.
The King of Comedy
1982, 109 minutes, Color, 35mm | Written by Paul D. Zimmerman; directed by Martin Scorsese; with Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbot and Sandra Bernhard
$15 for Film Independent Members, limit two tickets per Membership. Proof of Member status is required. $25 for the general public, limit two tickets. Both Members and the general public may purchase tickets starting at 12:00 pm on Friday, August 2.
$6.00 covered parking is available in the structure adjacent to the Writers Guild Theater; north of the building and south of Wilshire Blvd., on the west side of Doheny Dr.
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