Free Screening: Society of the Snow


Free Screening: Society of the Snow

You’re invited to join us for a theatrical screening of Society of the Snow, followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director J.A. Bayona, actor Enzo Vogrincic, cinematographer Pedro Luque, composer Michael Giacchino and real-life survivor Roberto Canessa, moderated by James Gray.

In 1972, the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, chartered to fly a rugby team to Chile, catastrophically crashes on a glacier in the heart of the Andes. Only 29 of the 45 passengers survived the crash and, finding themselves in one of the world’s toughest environments, they are forced to resort to extreme measures to stay alive.

Society of the Snow was an official selection of the 2023 Venice Film Festival and the 2023 San Sebastian Film Festival, and is Spain’s official submission for Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.

The film will open in theaters in December, and on Netflix on January 4, 2024.

2023, 143 minutes, color | Written by J.A. Bayona, Nicolás Casariego, Jaime Marques, Bernat Vilaplana | Directed by J.A. Bayona | Main Cast Enzo Vogrincic, Matías Recalt, Agustin Pardella, Diego Vegezzi, Esteban Kukuriczka, Rafael Federman, Andy Pruss | Produced by Belén Atienza, Sandra Hermida

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 and the general public can register for this event starting at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15. | Registration is free; one registration per individual.


On the day of the event, registrants 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 optional. 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 individual, per event.

Registrants 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/access to future events.

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