NEW DATE: An Evening with Paul Thomas Anderson
Probably no director has achieved as much while disregarding the pull of narrative conventions as Paul Thomas Anderson. In his career, which ranges from the budgetary modesty and realization of tension of Hard Eight to the larger than life sweep of There Will Be Blood and his newest, The Master, Anderson has put ensemble casts to a kind of rigor and demand that few filmmakers could ever conceive, let alone deliver. As part of Film Independent at LACMA's "An Evening with . . . " series, Anderson will present a pair of films whose influence can be seen in his work and will sit for a discussion about the body of his filmography and the evolution in scale and approach in his presentations.
Bing Theater | FAQs | Followed by San Pietro (1945/b&w/32 min. Scr/dir: John Huston. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.) and Let There Be Light (1946/b&w/58 min. Scr: Charles Kaufman, John Huston; dir: John Huston. Print courtesy of the Joe Dante and Jon Davison Collection at the Academy Film Archive.)
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: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the original date for this event was rescheduled. Please note above that it is now taking place on November 2nd. We apologize for any inconvenience.