Free Screening: Mud
In his highly-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed. Spirit-winning Take Shelter, writer/director Jeff Nichols once again creates an indelible portrait of rural American life bordering on the surreal. Living on the banks of Mississippi River, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and best friend Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) one day chance upon a remote island that holds not only a treasure—a boat lodged atop a tree–but also a mystery: an enigmatic loner who goes by the name Mud (Matthew McConaughey). A raconteur with a taste for superstitions, he befriends the boys and enlists them in his clandestine mission to evade bounty hunters and reunite with his lost love Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). With a harmonious ensemble built around the darkly charismatic McConaughey that includes Malick stars of yore (Sam Shephard, Days of Heaven) and yesterday (Sheridan, The Tree of Life), Nichols has crafted an evocative Southern film noir.
Bing Theater | Followed by a Q&A with writer/director Jeff Nichols.
Frequently Asked Questions | Tickets are free | Two ticket limit
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Entry to this screening is first come, first served. Reservations for free events do not guarantee entry to the event, even with a hard ticket in hand. RSVP’s are required for free events. Program subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets can be picked up at the Hammer Building Ticket Office at LACMA during museum hours, anytime after RSVP or on the day of the screening up to 15 minutes before the start of the event. Ticketed guests must be in the theater 15 minutes prior to published start time of the event, otherwise your seat(s) may be released and distributed to the standby line.