Capping off our incredible season of programming at The Wallis, which has included a stage reading of My Dinner with Andre with Michael Keaton and Paula Pell; an exploration of the world of Deadwood with Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant; and a surprise musical performance from Childish Gambino, Film Independent is proud to welcome guest director Randall Park for a special I Live Read. Park has long shown a deft sensibility for subtle and often dry comedy. Over the course of his career, he has endeared himself to audiences with hilarious, authentic performances; including as Louis Huang on ABC’s hit sitcom Fresh off the Boat and Marcus Kim in the new Netflix feature Always Be My Maybe. Along with Maybe cowriters Ali Wong and Michael Golamco, Park created a character that truly showcases the signature droll humor we can expect at The Wallis on June 23.
Narrated by Elvis Mitchell, the Live Read of When Harry Met Sally… will feature Steven Yeun (Burning, The Walking Dead) playing the role of Harry, Maya Erskine (PEN15) in the role of Sally, Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley) playing Jess, Liza Lapira (NCIS) as Marie, and other roles played by Jae Suh Park (Friends from College) and Randall Park. The evening will include a performance of It Had to Be You and Our Love Is Here to Stay by singing duo Meg & Dia Frampton.
You never know what’s going to happen at a Film Independent Presents event and this Live Read will be no exception. Live Reads are once-in-a-lifetime events, meant to be experienced in person and in the company of other, enraptured film enthusiasts. Over the course of eight years, we’ve seen Patrick Stewart play the titular role of Dr. Strangelove, Ellen Page as Chris in the all-female reading of Stand by Me, Keegan-Michael Key as Jack in Sideways, and Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette recreating their iconic roles of Clarence Worley and Alabama Whitman in True Romance. Like his predecessors, Randall Park is bringing out an eclectic cast that will make this evening at The Wallis yet another in a long list that you can’t afford to miss.
90 min. program
Followed by a reception hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Arts Circle Members receive access to the Founder’s Room one hour prior to showtime. Includes complimentary beverages.
$30 for Film Independent Members, limit two tickets per Membership. Proof of Member status is required to reserve tickets at the Member price. $50 for the general public, limit two tickets per order.
Members may purchase tickets starting at 12:00 pm on Thursday, June 13.
General public may purchase tickets starting at 12:00 pm on Friday, June 14.
Tickets may be purchased in person, over the phone, or directly through The Wallis website below:
For additional information, or to get in touch with The Wallis box office, visit thewallis.org/contactus.
Picking Up Tickets
Print-at-home: The Wallis offers a print-at-home option during checkout. On the night of the event, bypass the Box Office and go directly to the ticket taker with your print-at-home ticket(s).
On-site pickup: Pre-reserved tickets for this event can be picked up at The Wallis box office on the day of the event, as early as 5:30 PM. Ticketed guests must be in their seat at the advertised start time of the event or seat(s) may be released. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. 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.
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
Valet parking is also available (operated by the City of Beverly Hills) and can be accessed by entering the Arrival Court from Canon Dr.
View directions/additional info at thewallis.org.