Free Members-Only Screening, The Judge

Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 7:30 pm
2014, color, DCP
Screenplay by Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque, story by David Dobkin & Nick Schenk; directed by David Dobkin; with Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thorton, and Dax Shepard

This screening is available for members of LACMA Film Club, Film Independent, and the New York Times Film Club only.

Includes a conversation with actors Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall—two of the finest actors of their generations—team up for the first time in this can-you-go-home-again comedy-melodrama from director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) and screenwriters Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) and Bill Dubuque, from a story by Dobkin and Schenk. Downey stars as glib, bullying powerhouse defense attorney Hank, who is pulled back into family dysfunction and small-town Indiana after the death of his mother. He returns to the collateral-damage orbit of his brothers (Vincent D’Onofrio and Jeremy Strong) and his strong-willed dad (Robert Duvall), a judge who rules the burg with a fierce sense of justice and fair play, which often leaves no room for feeling. Hank is trapped in his former home, when a family tragedy forces him to defend his unforgiving father in court. Vera Farmiga is the girl he left behind, and Billy Bob Thornton and Dax Shepard are lawyers who get in Hank’s way. 

In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA.

Copresented by the New York Times Film Club

LACMA, Bing Theater

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at noon on Thursday, August 21. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. 

New York Times Film Club members must RSVP to for this screening.

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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