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Film Independent at LACMA: A Child Is Waiting

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Includes an introductory conversation with 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Nominees

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As we do each year just prior to the Film Independent Spirit Awards, we will recognize the nominees for this year’s John Cassavetes Award, which is bestowed upon filmmakers who have managed the extraordinary accomplishment of completing a feature film with a budget of $500,000 or less. The nominees will take part in a Q&A about what was involved in bringing their work to fruition. The conversation will be followed by a screening of the famously independent-minded Cassavetes 1963 feature A Child Is Waiting; a look at the world of mentally challenged children (roles for which the director fought to use non-actors). A Child Is Waiting stars Burt Lancaster and Judy Garland and was produced by social activist Stanley Kramer.

1963, 102 minutes, B&W, 35mm | Written by Abby Mann; directed by John Cassavetes; produced by Stanley Kramer; with Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland and Gena Rowlands

Ticketing Information

$5 for Film Independent and LACMA Film Club Members. Members of these two groups can purchase tickets starting at 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 15. Limit two tickets per membership. Proof of Member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

$7 for LACMA Members, students with valid ID and seniors (65+); $10 for the general public. Members of these four groups can purchase tickets starting at 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 22. Two ticket limit.

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-reserved 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 Bing Theater seating. Ticketed guests must be in their Bing Theater seat 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) 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.