99 Homes Screening and Q&A, LA

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When: Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 7:30PM

Hot Spot: LACMA, Bing Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: Includes a conversation with writer/director Ramin Bahrani

Writer/director Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop, Goodbye Solo) continues with his unique purview—dramatizing life for those living on the economic and social margins in America—with his newest film. 99 Homes follows Dennis (Andrew Garfield), a handyman and single dad battling to hold his family together while eking out a living that doesn’t even qualify him for subsisting at the poverty level. After being evicted, Dennis is drawn into the shady world of repossessing and repurposing houses by the charismatic and ruthless real estate entrepreneur Rick Carver (Michael Shannon). The question for Dennis, after being rescued from the feat of life on the streets, is: can he sleep at night after taking on a new and equally harrowing pursuit—doing to other families what was done to him? Bahrani’s feel, dealing with pride as an almost religious construct, is the foundation for this drama, which mixes handheld camera work to take viewers into the lives of America’s working poor with a more elegant visual style to show the calm in the lifestyle that seemed beyond Dennis’ means—the middle class, the ideal which many take for granted and to which many still aspire.

Who You May Spot: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Noah Lomax

Hint For The Average Socialite: Reserve your free tickets here!

Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve screening tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, August 20. Screening tickets are free; limit two tickets per membership. Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. 

Tickets for the screening 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 Bing Theater seating. Ticketed guests must be in their Bing Theater 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 and guest participation 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.

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