Free Members-Only Screening: Beautiful Boy


Free Members-Only Screening: Beautiful Boy

Includes a conversation with director Felix Van Groenigen and actors Maura Tierney and Steve Carell; moderated by Scott Mantz

Beautiful Boy will be preceded by a 2018 Project Involve short film

PLEASE NOTE: This screening was originally scheduled to take place at ArcLight Hollywood. It will now take place at Harmony Gold Preview House – address listed above.

The title Beautiful Boy itself suggests the irony in this story of writer David Sheff’s fight to reclaim his son from drug addiction. Unflinchingly portrayed by Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet in the lead roles, Beautiful Boy is about both sides of the story as it takes the audience inside the harrowing, cyclical battle between rehabilitation and an addict’s need to feel the excitement of scoring; a quest that becomes a separate addiction in and of itself. The effort to get Nic back to a normal life is treated as something many have gone through, adding to the sense of dizzying anxiety caused by drug addiction and its aftermath. Director Felix Van Groeningen and stars Maura Tierney and Steve Carell will be in attendance for a conversation after the screening.

2018, 112 min, color, DCP | Based on the book “Beautiful Boy” by David Sheff, and the book “Tweak” by Nic Sheff; screenplay by Luke Davies and Felix Van Groeningen; directed by Felix Van Groeningen; with Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet and Maura Tierney

Ticketing/Parking Information

Film Independent Members can reserve screening tickets starting at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 18. | Screening tickets are free; limit two per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

Free parking is available in the secured underground structure, accessible via Sunset Blvd. An adjacent lot for overflow parking is located behind the building an can be accessed from Stanley Ave. Additionally, ample street parking is available in the area.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets may be picked up on the day of the event, as early as 6:00 pm – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are for general, unreserved theater seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat(s) 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry/seating will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who reserved them.

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