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Co-presented by The New York Times Film Club.
Judd Apatow’s fourth film as writer/director bookends the filmmaker’s 2007 comedy Knocked Up. This spinoff is the continuing saga of long-suffering married couple Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), the sister and brother-in-law of Alison (who was marooned in the title conundrum in Knocked Up). Apatow fixes his gaze on the comedy of compromise. Each of his films as writer/director—The Forty-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, and his latest—dissects the kind of surrender of prerogative that adult relationships demand. Rudd is a perpetual performer in Apatow’s ad hoc repertory company, with featured roles and uncredited cameos in movies produced or directed by the filmmaker from Virgin to Year One to Forgetting Sarah Marshall. So is Mann, who is also married to Apatow. The writer/director will also be on hand to participate in a Q&A on his career in films and television.
Bing Theater | Followed by a Q&A with writer/director Judd Apatow.
Screening for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and New York Times Film Club members only. | Tickets are free; limit two tickets per membership | Proof of member status is required to pick up tickets.
Members of these three groups can reserve their tickets starting on Thursday, October 18 at 5 pm.
New York Times Film Club members must RSVP to www.nytfilmclub.com for all members-only free screenings.
Tickets can be picked up starting at 5 pm on Thursday, November 1 and must be picked up at least fifteen minutes prior to the screening before being released to the standby line.
STANDBY ONLY: A stand-by line will form at 6:30 pm at the Hammer Building Ticket Office. Please note that we cannot guarantee any standby access; guests in the standby line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
PLEASE NOTE: Your reservation does not guarantee entry to the screening. Program subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.