Live Read: Jennifer’s Body


Live Read: Jennifer’s Body

On Tuesday, April 11th, Film Independent invites you to a Live Read of the cult classic, Jennifer’s Body, directed by the film’s original auteur, Karyn Kusama. This reading will feature a reinterpretation of the bloody teenage romp and its high school hormones, with performances by iconic Hollywood actors. Since its release in 2009, Jennifer’s Body has become canon in the film traditions of teen horror comedy and feminist satire.

The aptly named Needy is your textbook sweet, nerdy dork, who just so happens to be friends with the hottest girl in school, Jennifer. When Jennifer plays her usual tricks on the lead singer of an emo rock band, she gets more than she bargained for, and Needy seems to be the only one noticing Jennifer’s different. Evil has come to the nowhere town of Devil’s Kettle, and the theme of the prom this year is possession.

“I couldn’t be happier to resurrect Jennifer’s Body for Film Independent’s Live Read series, honoring the film’s legacy by casting an iconic slate of actors who paved the way for a film like this to exist in the first place,” said Karyn Kusama.

Join us at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for a night of demonic delights and sour candy camp.


$25 for Film Independent Members, $35 for the general public. Proof of Member status is required to reserve tickets at the Member price; limit two tickets per order.


Tickets may be purchased from the Wallis box office in person, over the phone, or online via the links below:

Film Independent Member ticketing

Non-Member ticketing
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Safety/Event Policies

Masks are optional, and proof of full COVID vaccination is no longer required; however, guests are welcome to wear masks in all spaces at the Wallis.

The Wallis’ health and safety protocols are subject to change at the venue’s sole discretion or in accordance with CDC, State of California, and Los Angeles County recommendations.

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.

Attendees must 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 written policies and/or staff instructions may result in removal from the venue and/or suspension or termination of Membership/access to future events.

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


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

If you have already purchased your tickets but need assistance, please contact the Wallis Ticket Services at 310 746 4000 for personal assistance.


Parking is available in the underground garage (450 N. Crescent Dr.) with entrances on Crescent Dr. and S. Santa Monica Blvd.

$5 flat rate before 6:00 pm; $8 flat rate after 6:00 pm

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