Free Screening: Phil Spector
The HBO Films production Phil Spector (2013) brings David Mamet and Al Pacino together again. Pacino’s performance as avatar of aggression salesman Ricky Roma in Mamet’s film adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross garnered him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination. In Phil Spector, Mamet brings his talents as writer and director to HBO for the first time; in this production, he turns his eye to the story of the hugely successful—and equally reclusive—record producer during his trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. Attorney Linda Kenney Baden (Helen Mirren) takes over Spector’s defense mid-trial, which led to her infamous closing statement in the case. Right and wrong—and how those qualities figure in the eye of the beholder—are often central to Mamet’s work and is also a key theme in Phil Spector as Baden is caught in the midst of the maelstrom.
Bing Theater | Followed by a Q&A with writer/director David Mamet.
Tickets are free
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. RSVPs 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. Those reserved tickets that are not picked up 15 minutes prior to published start time will be released and distributed to the patrons waiting in the standby line.