Includes a conversation with actor/writer/director Mike White
The newest film from actor/writer/director Mike White, who serves all three functions in this comedy-drama that’s a bird’s eye view of insecurity. Status features a career peak performance from Ben Stiller as Brad Sloan, a successful but driven executive at a non-profit who’s in a happy long-term marriage and is about to send his teenaged son to college. Brad has enough to make any man happy—his only problem is that all of his college friends have more. Jenna Fischer and Austin Abrams play his wife and son, and his wildly accomplished friends—all filmed with adoring beams of light bouncing off their hair and teeth—are acted by Jemaine Clement, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, and White. After the screening, White returns to the Bing for his second conversation of the year.
2017, 101 minutes, color, DCP | Written by Mike White; directed by Mike White; with Ben Stiller, Michael Sheen, Jenna Fischer, Jemaine Clement, Luke Wilson, Austin Abrams
Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, August 24. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.
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