Free Members-Only Screening: Vengeance


Free Members-Only Screening: Vengeance

Please note…

This theatrical screening has reached its registration capacity*.
* Except Arts Circle and Film Lover Members – see ‘Registration Information’ below.

Film Independent Members, you and a guest are invited to join us for a theatrical screening* of Vengeance, followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director/star B.J. Novak, moderated by Josh Welsh (President, Film Independent).

* Those attending this in-person event must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative PCR test result (within 48 hours) to enter, and wear a mask at all times.

Ben Manalowtiz (B.J. Novak) is an aspiring New York podcaster in search of a story. When the body of a woman he’d been hooking up with is discovered in a West Texas oil field, he stumbles onto exactly the sort of true-crime tale that could make his career. Launching an investigation into her death in collaboration with high-powered producer Eloise (Issa Rae), the confident Ben finds himself in over his head attempting to navigate a wildly unfamiliar culture. As he grows unexpectedly close to the young woman’s eccentric family and encounters figures like the enigmatic music producer Quentin Sellers (Ashton Kutcher), he’s forced to confront his own shortcomings and preconceptions. At the same time, he’s drawn into an ill-considered plot to avenge the crime. Emmy Award® nominee B.J. Novak (The Office) makes his feature film directorial debut with an insightful, irreverent fish-out-of-water black comedy about myth, misunderstandings and murder.

From Focus Features, Vengeance will be in theaters July 29th.

2022, 107 minutes, color | Written by B.J. Novak | Directed by B.J. Novak | Starring B.J. Novak, Boyd Holdbrook, J. Smith-Cameron, Lio Tipton, Dove Cameron, Isabella Amara, Eli Abrams Bickel, Louanne Stephens, Zach Villa, Clint Obenchain, Issa Rae, and Ashton Kutcher | Produced by Jason Blum, Adam Hendricks, Greg Gilreath | Executive Produced by B.J. Novak, Leigh Kilton-Smith, and Christopher H. Warner

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 can register for this event starting at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 13. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.


On the day of the event, registered Members 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.

Proof of vaccination OR a negative PCR test result (taken 48 hours or less prior to event start time) and masks are required. All guests must wear a mask upon entering and remaining within the venue. The mask must cover the nose, mouth and chin at all times.

The first three hours of parking are free with validation from AMC.

Screening Policies

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

Members 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.

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