Free Members-Only Screening: Are You Here

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 7:30 pm
2014, 114 min, color, DCP
Written by Matthew Weiner; directed by Matthew Weiner; with Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, and Laura Ramsey

Includes a conversation with actor Laura Ramsey and writer/director Matthew Weiner

Emmy Award–winning creator and executive producer of the AMC series Mad Men Matthew Weiner makes his debut behind the feature-film camera as writer/director of this comedy-drama. Owen Wilson stars as a small-town weatherman Steve Dallas, who spends more time getting baked and chasing women than pursuing his craft. His offhanded and quick-witted demeanor makes him a star by natural right. His friendship with his best buddy, Ben (Zach Galifianakis) is another example of Steve's protracted adolescent circling the drain. Ben’s sister, Terry (Amy Poehler), is battling Steve to preserve Ben’s soul and their family, who takes a body blow when their late father’s widow—the much younger Angela (Laura Ramsey)—arrives and fights for the family’s property. This conflict further stokes long-standing arguments between Ben and Terry. Steve is caught in the middle. Weiner and Ramsey will be present for Q&A to talk about Weiner's big-screen maiden voyage, his first departure from the work for which he is best known.

LACMA, Bing Theater

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this event can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. 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.

STANDBY ONLY: Tickets for this event are no longer available for reservation in advance. A standby line will form at 6:30 pm at the Hammer Building Ticket Office on the night of this event. Guests in the standby line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, though unfortunately there is no guarantee of tickets being made available to guests in this line. 

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