Free Screening: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dream
2018, 60 minutes, Color, DCP | Based on the short stories of Philip K. Dick; with Gumuliaukas Vaclovas, Dominc Capone, and Juke Hardy
An exceptional group of executive producers, including Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston, is behind this international anthology series of hour-long episodes based on the works of the futurist paranoiac Philip K. Dick, whose daughter Isa Dick Hackett is also an executive producer on this Amazon program. The author’s fiction has become the basis of such memorable projects as Blade Runner (from Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which likely inspired the show’s umbrella title), Total Recall(from Dick’s short story “I Can Dream It for You Wholesale”) and Amazon’s adaptation of The Man in the High Castle. The Dreams episodes include an adaptation of “The Commuter,” starring Timothy Spall as a railroad employee running into a charming potential passenger who comes and goes, leaving questions in her wake while he tries to cope with his teenaged son’s emotional disorder. “The Father Thing” has ben turned in an installment, in which a boy finds himself frightened of his dad (Greg Kinnear)—is it because of the marital issues the kid may sense, or something else? The dread—and discovery—that hangs over families that so fascinated Dick can be seen shows featuring such cast members as Vera Farmiga, Mireille Enos, Terrence Howard, Anna Paquin, Juno Temple, Janelle Monae and, yes, Cranston.
In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA
LACMA Film Club and Film Independent members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, December 14. | 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, December 21. | 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.