Inside Man

Friday, July 25, 2014 | 7:30 pm
2006, 128 minutes, color, 35mm
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Written by Russell Gewirtz; directed by Spike Lee; with Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Carlos Andres Gomez


Introduced by writer Russell Gewirtz

Lee’s most commercially successful film to date, Inside Man is a twisty heist thriller in the vein of '70s classics such as The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and Dog Day Afternoon. When a mysterious criminal and his masked team take the customers and staff of a Manhattan bank hostage, detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington, working with Lee for the fourth time), a New York hostage negotiator, is tasked to mediate a tense situation. Production designer Wynn Thomas, Lee's frequent collaborator, created authentic sets that allowed the director to take full advantage of first-time screenwriter Russell Gewirtz’s witty script in this stylish production that keeps the audience guessing at every turn.

Presented as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences'  ongoing series at LACMA.

LACMA, Bing Theater
$3 Academy members, LACMA Film Club members, and students with valid ID | $5 General public 
Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
Ticket includes admission to both films screening on same evening.
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