Members-Only Screening: Rule of Two Walls


Members-Only Screening: Rule of Two Walls

Film Independent Members, you and a guest are invited to join us for a theatrical screening of Rule of Two Walls, followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director David Gutnik, moderated by Christina Choe.

Rule of Two Walls is an intimate look at the war in Ukraine, as seen through the eyes of Ukrainian artists who remain in their country to make art as a defiant act in the face of aggression.

The film presents the invasion of Ukraine as a war of memory, identity and truth. Using live music performance, painting, street art, and the act of filmmaking itself, it aims to illuminate the war’s psychological frontlines: how to go to a restaurant or bar amid the near-constant blare of air-raid alarms and missile strikes; how to process, react and resist, while having to go about the rhythms of daily life.

Blurring the lines between what is seen in front of and behind the camera, the film probes what it means to make cinema in a time of war.

Rule of Two Walls premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in June 2023.

2023, 77 minutes, color | Written & Directed by David Gutnik | Featured Participants Lyana Mytsko, Stepan Burban, Bob Basset, Kinder Album, Bogdana Davydiuk | Produced by Olha Beskhmelnytsina, Sam Bisbee, Stacey Reiss | Executive Produced by Liev Schreiber, Jason Weinberg, Natalia Libet, Brett Etre, Jackie Bisbee, Michelle Booso, Gil Elbaz

Registration Information

Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to, and receive priority entry at this event. Arts Circle Members are guaranteed access, and receive both priority entry and reserved seating. Email for more.

All Film Independent Members can register for this event starting at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 24. | 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 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Registration/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 recommended, but not required. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor public health guidance.


Linwood Dunn parking is complimentary. The parking lot is found behind the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study. Enter the parking lot from Homewood Avenue, which is a one-way street heading east. We recommend approaching from the south, via Cahuenga. Parking lot will be closed and locked 30 minutes after the conclusion of the event. If lot is full, street parking is available. Rideshare drop-off is located at 6350 Homewood Ave.

All attendees must enter through the parking lot entrance to check in and go through security. Please do NOT try to enter through the front door of the Pickford Center, as it will be locked.

Please note, the venue does not allow any food or beverages, including water and gum, inside the theater.


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.