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Film Independent Presents: Dare Me
December 18, 2019 • 7:30 pm PST
Includes a conversation with author, writer and executive producer Megan
Abbott and writer and executive producer Gina Fattore.
Film Independent Presents the USA Network Premier Screening
Based on the acclaimed novel by Megan Abbott, who serves as writer and executive producer along with Gina Fattore (Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls, Californication), Dare Me is an unflinching exploration of teen angst, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) and Michael Lombardo of Film 44, Sarah Condon and Karen Rosenfelt executive produce. Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.
Peering behind the all-American facade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading. It follows the fraught relationship between two best friends (Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly) after a new coach (Willa Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls’ friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet suburban world. Part coming-of-age story, part small-town drama, part murder mystery, Dare Me exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead. Academy Award®-nominated director Steph Green (The Americans) directed and executive produced the pilot.
2019, 52 minutes, 25 seconds, color, DCP | Pilot directed by Steph Green; written by Megan Abbott; with Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly
Ticketing/Parking Information – ArcLight Hollywood
Film Independent Members can reserve screening tickets starting at 12:00 pm Wednesday, November 20 | Screening tickets are free; limit two per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.
Validated parking in theater garage, $3.00 for up to 4 hours. $2.00 every 15 minutes thereafter, up to a maximum of $14.00.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets may be picked up at ArcLight Hollywood on the day of the event, as early as 6:00 pm – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are for general, unreserved theater seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat(s) 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/seating will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who reserved them.
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Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.