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An Evening With…Queen Sugar

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2016, color, DCP
Executive produced by Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Melissa Carter, based on Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile; with Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe

Co-presented by The New York Times Film Club

Includes a conversation with creator Ava DuVernay, executive producer Oprah Winfrey, and cast

Episode 105

The venture from writer/director Ava DuVernay (Middle of NowhereSelma) is Queen Sugar, her first cable television series for OWN, adapted from Natalie Braszile’s best-selling novel. The show is about culture shock—more specifically, the shock of returning to a culture you thought you’d left behind. Charley Bordelon West (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) is a high-powered lawyer who’s also a visible part of one of Los Angeles’s best-known power couples; her husband is the biggest pro basketball star in the city, and their teenaged son is the thoughtful center of their relationship. When her world is rocked by a series of personal earthquakes, including a crisis involving her Louisiana family, Charley is forced to go home to the failing sugar farm run by her father. She has to manage the place, and her rapidly diminishing expectations, along with her crusading journalist sister (Rutina Wesley), and her struggling single parent brother (Kofi Siriboe). An upcoming episode of the series will be shown. DuVernay, Winfrey, and cast will participate in a Q&A after the screening.

In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA

LACMA | Bing Theater

$15 for Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members. Members of these two groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, August 18. | Limit two tickets per membership. Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. | Purchase Tickets

$20 for LACMA members, students with valid ID, and seniors (65+); $25 for the general public. Members of these four groups can purchase tickets starting at12 pm on Thursday, August 25. | Two ticket limit. | Purchase Tickets

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 at the advertised start time of the event or seat(s) may be released. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. 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.