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Film: Free Screening: Cassavetes’s Shadow 2017, She’s So Lovely
February 23, 2017 • 7:30 pm PST
1997, 100 min, color, 35mm | Written by John Cassavetes; directed by Nick Cassavetes; with Sean Penn, Robin Wright, Harry Dean Stanton, Debi Mazar, John Travolta
Includes a conversation with 2017 Film Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award Nominees
For our annual salute to Film Independent’s Cassavetes Award nominees, we screen a film by the influential and inspirational movie figure John Cassavetes. Commemorating its 20th anniversary this year, She’s So Lovely comes from a Cassavetes script that the ambitious writer, director, and actor was unable to make before his death; his son, actor/director Nick Cassavetes, picked up the mantle and directed this drama about the tumult in the marriage of the reliable Eddie (Sean Penn) and his self-destructive wife, Maureen (Robin Wright). The younger Cassavetes assembled an able cast that included James Gandolfini, John Travolta, and his mother—and longtime collaborator with his dad—Gena Rowlands.
In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA
Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, January 19. | 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 pm on Thursday, January 26. | Free; limit two tickets. | 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.