Free Members-Only Screening, The Skeleton Twins

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 7:30 pm
2014, 92 min, color, DCP
Written by Mark Heyman and Craig Johnson; directed by Craig Johnson; with Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Ty Burell, Luke Wilson, Mark Duplass, and Boyd Holbrook

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

Includes a conversation with director Craig Johnson, actor Bill Hader, and actor Kristen Wiig

Co-presented by the New York Times Film Club

Writer-director Craig Johnson follows his 2009 directorial debut, True Adolescence, with this intense comedy/drama that focuses on the costs of surviving childhood. Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig costar as Milo and Maggie, siblings who endure a life-redefining trauma on the same day and are brought back together to determine where—and how—to proceed in their own existences. For the twins, it’s a matter of deciding how open to the truth in their own worlds they’re capable of being. Johnson demands unusual performances of Hader and Wiig, actors best known for a comic take on their characters, the delicacy of their turns shows the range these Saturday Night Live veterans can bring to a film. They meet their director’s request of them and both come through with flying colors. Ty Burell, Luke Wilson, and Mark Duplass (the star of Johnson’s True Adolescence) are also on board as people who are intimately connected with Milo and Maggie’s pasts and presents—and are equally deeply intertwined with Johnson’s theme: the damaging (and restorative) power of honesty. Hader, Johnson, and Wiig will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA.

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Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm 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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