Free Screening: You Were Never Really Here


Free Screening: You Were Never Really Here

Advance tickets are no longer available for this event.

  • A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event for Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members.

Includes a conversation with director Lynne Ramsay

Please note: Film Independent at LACMA ticketing is no longer handled by Eventbrite. All ticket purchases/reservations are now routed through the LACMA box office online ticketing system.

Almost twenty years after her galvanizing filmmaking debut – 1999’s Ratcatcher – which she followed with Morvern Callar, a provocative swirl of a murder mystery, writer/director Lynne Ramsay is back behind the camera. She adapts Jonathan Ames’ atmospheric short story to the screen, starring Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line) as Joe, a veteran who’s struggling to recover from his violent past as an FBI agent and soldier. His bent for self-medication has him mired in the underbelly of Cincinnati; dark obligations drawing him deeper into a shady world not of his own design – which make him loathe his place in it all the more. Ramsay vividly trades on Ames’ penchant for melancholy interwoven with sense of place, abetted by Jonny Greenwood’s score. Ramsay will be on hand to discuss her most recent project in a post-screening talk.

2018, 89 minutes, color, DCP | Written by Lynne Ramsay, based on the book by Jonathan Ames; directed by Lynne Ramsay; with Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman, Alex Manette, Dante Pereira-Olsen and Alessandro Nivola

Ticketing Information

Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 15. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

LACMA member and general-admission tickets can be reserved starting at 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 22. | Free; limit two tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-reserved tickets for this event can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved Bing Theater seating. Ticketed guests must be in their Bing Theater seat 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 is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.