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Film: Free Members-Only Screening | Woodshock


2017, 100 minutes, color, DCP | Written by Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy; directed by Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy; with Kirsten Dunst, Joe Cole, Pilou Asbæk

For LACMA Film Club and Film Independent members only

Includes a conversation with directors Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy

This is the feature film debut of writers and directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy, best known as the fashion design team Rodarte. Their design work has displayed a connection to narrative momentum and psychological subtext, so their pivot to filmmaking is a natural progression. In Woodshock, set in a small town, Theresa (Kirsten Dunst) is riven by griefso poleaxed by depression, she can barely rouse herself to leave her home and work her job at a medical cannabis dispensary. It gives her a chance to interact with friends, neighbors, and former intimatesand the wordless connection that the Mulleavys soak Woodshock with provides an oscillating sense of despair. Theresa’s condition worsens that events overtake the town, and Woodshock finally lands with confidence of a remake of Polanski’s Repulsion, directed by Nan Goldin and photographed by Bruce Conner. The filmmakers will talk about their work in a Q&A after the screening.

In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA

LACMA | Bing Theater

LACMA Film Club and Film Independent members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, August 24. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. | Reserve Tickets

PLEASE NOTE: 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 seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seats 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.