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Film: Free Screening: Patriot


2017, color | Created by Steve Conrad; with Marcus Toji, Michael Dorman, Terry O’Quinn

Probably no one is more interested in the comedic proximity between common courtesy, the everyday world, and violence than writer Steve Conrad, whose produced scripts include the 2005 Gore Verbinski-directed The Weather Man, 2008’s The Promotion and 2014’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Conrad’s deadpan and surrealist take on the way things can get pushed too far, and how a perceived slight can linger in the air for years, are at the heart of the plot-packed new series from Amazon, which follows the thread-by-thread unraveling of an undercover operative John Tavner (Michael Dorman). Tavner is trying to keep breathing room between his own psyche, his actual familywhich is overseen by a subtly bulling father (Terry O’Quinn)and the sales force he infiltrates to do his international espionage. Creator and executive producer Conrad will be on hand to discuss the genesis of his newest project.

Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 16. | 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, February 23. | 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.