Free Screening: The Woman King


Free Screening: The Woman King

You’re invited to join us for a theatrical screening of The Woman King, followed by an in-person conversation with director Gina Prince-Bythewood, writer Dana Stevens, editor Terilyn A. Shropshire, ACE, composer Terence Blanchard, supervising sound editor Becky Sullivan, re-recording mixer Tony Lamberti, costume designer Gersha Phillips and production designer Akin McKenzie, moderated by Jenelle Riley (Deputy Awards and Features Editor, Variety).

The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar® winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for…

From Sony Pictures Releasing, The Woman King is now playing in select theaters and available to buy on digital (iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu or wherever you get your digital movies), and coming to home audiences on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on December 13, 2022.

2022, 134 minutes, color | Written by Dana Stevens | Story by Maria Bello, Dana Stevens | Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood | Starring Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and John Boyega | Produced by Cathy Schulman, Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, and Maria Bello | Executive Produced by Peter McAleese

Registration Information

Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to, and receive priority entry at this event. Arts Circle Members are guaranteed access, and receive both priority entry and reserved seating. Email for more.

All Film Independent Members and the general public can register for this event starting at 12:00 pm on Thursday, December 8. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.


On the day of the event, registrants may pick up tickets as early as one hour prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may not enter the venue without the Member who registered them present. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.

Masks are recommended, but not required. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor public health guidance.

Harmony Gold Preview House parking is complimentary. Underground parking is accessible via Sunset Boulevard. An overflow parking lot is located behind the building and can be accessed from Stanley Avenue. If lots are full, street parking is available.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible to everyone. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. Limit one registration per individual, per event.

Attendees are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership/access to future events.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.