Live Read: Triangle of Sadness


Live Read: Triangle of Sadness

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On Monday, February 27, Film Independent at the Wallis invites you to the first Live Read of 2023, Triangle of Sadness, directed by who else? Ruben Östlund.

Featuring Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Nicholas Braun (Succession), Alison Brie (Somebody I Used to Know), Tia Carrere (Easter Sunday), Ayo Edebiri (The Bear), Jordan Firstman (Rotting in the Sun), Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso), Aparna Nancherla (The Great North), Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania) and Simona Tabasco (The White Lotus).

Attending Arts Circle Members are invited to join us for an intimate pre-reception on the Wallis campus starting at 6:30 pm, prior to showtime.

In Film Independent Live Read tradition, the film will be read by a brand new, star-studded cast, but Östlund will maintain his position at the wheel. Inflate your lifejackets and fill your champagne flutes for what is sure to be an uproarious spectacle. NEON’s Triangle of Sadness demonstrates director Ruben Östlund doing what he does best: skewering the rich.

In this ensemble social satire, celebrity model couple, Carl and Yaya, are invited on an all-expenses-paid luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain and featuring a cast of characters above and below deck. But what first appeared instagrammable ends catastrophically, as Östlund’s cinematic sensation motors us through a cacophony of riches to an unforgettable frenzy in which a gaggle of bejeweled, botoxed women puke their guts out while the ship captain quotes Eugene Debs. Ultimately, Östlund suggests that even amongst each other, the uber-wealthy are desperate to conceal their insecurities behind capitalism’s great identifier: the brand.

But Östlund has a fate far worse than accidental food poisoning in mind for them. The cruel seas and a series of madcap mishaps culminate in a shipwreck, leaving a motley crew of survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival, while the tables of power have turned. To no one’s surprise, the crew, particularly housekeeper Abigail, is better equipped for survival in the wild than the spoiled billionaires. It’s Lord of the Flies for these pampered misfits, with plenty of surprises in store before Östlund is done with them.

NEON’s Triangle of Sadness is Oscar-nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Triangle of Sadness is now playing in select theaters and available on VOD, and will be streaming on Hulu March 3.


$20 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.


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Safety/Event Policies

Masks and full COVID vaccination are no longer required, but are strongly encouraged and recommended while indoors 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.

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


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


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