Members-Only Screening: Ponyboi


Members-Only Screening: Ponyboi

Arts Circle, Film Lover and Secret (shhh…) Members, you and a guest are invited to join us for a theatrical screening of Ponyboi, followed by an in-person conversation with director Esteban Arango and writer, producer and star, River Gallo.

Beverages will be served prior to the screening, starting at 7:00 pm PT.

Director Esteban Arango is a Film Independent Fellow. He participated in the Project Involve program in 2017.

Unfolding over the course of Valentine’s Day in New Jersey, a young intersex sex worker must run from the mob after a drug deal goes sideways, forcing him to confront his past.

Ponyboi premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.
2024, 103 minutes, color | Written by River Gallo | Directed by Esteban Arango | Starring River Gallo, Dylan O’Brien, Victoria Pedretti, Murray Bartlett, Indya Moore | Produced by Mark Ankner, River Gallo, Adel “Future” Nur, Trevor Wall | Executive Produced by Tony Vassiliadis, Ani Kevork, Hannah Pillemer, Fernando Szew

Registration Information

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Arts Circle, Film Lover and Secret Members can register for this event starting at 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 15. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.


On the day of the event, registered Members may pick up tickets as early as one hour prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may not enter the venue without the Member who registered them present. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.

Masks are optional. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor public health guidance.

Complimentary parking provided with validation. Garage entrance on Masselin.


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.

Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. Limit one registration per Membership, per event.

Members are required to 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 policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership.

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