Members-Only Screening: The Face of Love (Los Angeles Premiere)
This screening is available for members of LACMA Film Club, Film Independent, and the New York Times Film Club only.
Copresented by the New York Times Film Club
Includes a conversation with writer/director Arie Posin, actor Ed Harris, and actor Annette Bening
Director Arie Posin, who helmed the 2005 independent feature The Chumscrubber, brings his newest film, The Face of Love (co-scripted by Matthew McDuffie) to Film Independent at LACMA. Annette Bening stars as Nikki, whose fable-like existence becomes a protracted nightmare when her happy marriage comes to an abrupt and calamitous end. Years later, after she forces herself back into the world, she meets Tom (Ed Harris), a charismatic and attractive painter. Their infatuation takes a spooky turn—the specter of her late husband still looms large in her life.
Nikki’s daughter (Jess Weixler) has been laboring to get her mother to let go of her grasp on her father, yet Tom’s presence in their lives, while superficially healthy, is a taxing reminder of the past. Writer/director Posin has proven his affinity for stories with complicated psychological underpinnings. The Face of Love allows the filmmaker the opportunity to plumb this material with a harrowing maturity, while depicting the need to cling the recent past that has been a hallmark of his work. Posin, Harris, and Bening participate in a conversation after the screening of the film—portions of which were shot right here at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which plays an important part in the story.
Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 5 pm on Thursday, February 20. | 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 www.nytfilmclub.com 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 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.