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Film: That Thing You Do!

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1996, 108 min, color, 35mm | Written by Tom Hanks; directed by Tom Hanks, with Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Paul Feig, Giovanni Ribisi, and Tom Hanks

For the 20th anniversary of Tom Hanks’s debut as writer/director, join us for a screening of his film (produced by his Philadelphia director Jonathan Demme) that both celebrates the headiness and capriciousness of fame and examines it. Tom Everett Scottwho resembles a younger version of the writer/directorstars as Guy in this 1960s set period film as a jazz drummer who finds himself roped into a onetime sit-in gig to help his friends’ pop group. Guy swings the melancholy ode to love into an up-tempo number that suddenly puts him and his friendsJohnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, and Ethan Embryon a rocket to the top, first in their local Pennsylvania town to the national charts. The cast also includes Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Paul Feig, Giovanni Ribisi, and Tom Hanks; and the title song was nominated for the Oscar® for Best Song.

In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA

LACMA | Bing Theater

$5 for LACMA Film Club and Film Independent members. Members of these two groups can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, November 17. Two ticket limit per membership. Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. |Purchase Tickets

$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 pm on Tuesday, November 22. Two ticket limit. | Purchase Tickets

PLEASE NOTE: 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 seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seats at the advertised start time of the event or seats may be released. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. 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.