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Film: Free Screening | Breakable You


2017, 120 minutes, color, DCP | Written by Fred Parnes and Andrew Wagner, adapted from the novel by Brian Morton; directed by Andrew Wagner; with Holly Hunter, Tony Shalhoub, Cristin Milioti, Omar Metwally, Isabelle Candelier, Alfred Molina

Includes a conversation with director Andrew Wagner

The new film from writer/director Andrew Wagner (Starting Out in the Evening) follows a turbulent and transformative year in the lives of the Wellers, a dynamic family on New York’s Upper West Side. Eleanor (Holly Hunter), a psychologist struggling to reinvent herself in middle age following a painful divorce, embarks on a uniquely complicated affair with her first love, Paul (Alfred Molina). But the risk of starting over in love drives her to retreat into the renewed demands of motherhood. The Sargasso of Weller family turmoil includes her ex-husband (Tony Shalhoub), a once-successful playwright whose glory days are faded into the past, and a daughter (Cristin Milioti), involved in a painful romance. Wagner returns to the work of acclaimed novelist Brian Morton (Starting Out in the Evening also comes from a Morton novel). The filmmaker will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, April 20. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. | Reserve Tickets

LACMA member and general-admission tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pmon Thursday, April 27. | Free; limit two tickets. | Reserve Tickets

In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA

LACMA | Bing Theater

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.