Wednesday, May 21 7:30 pm | Includes a conversation with actor Matt Bomer and director Ryan Murphy
Co-presented by the New York Times Film Club
Director Ryan Murphy (Eat Pray Love and creator of Glee and Nip/Tuck) takes on playwright Larry Kramer’s breakthrough 1985 play with a cast that includes Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Alfred Molina and Julia Roberts. In a piece that’s semiautobiographical, Kramer’s landmark work was one of the first major off-Broadway plays to dramatize the ravaging scourge of AIDS. The film traces the impact of AIDS on the life of gay activist Ned Weeks (Ruffalo) and how the disease takes its merciless toll on people in his circle. Heart follows the breaking news of the era, as the condition became more public as new information—and misinformation—was disseminated. Dr. Bruckner (Roberts), a physician with the most knowledge on the issue, offers her specific—and at the time, unusual—advice on handling this burgeoning crisis. Ned, petitioning the government to take an active stance on the epidemic, finds an inadvertent nemesis in Bruce (Kitsch), a fellow activist whose genial demeanor is a counterpoint to Ned’s fiery rhetoric and militancy. Director Murphy and cast member Bomer will be on hand at Film Independent at LACMA to discuss the film after the screening.
2014/132 min/color/DCP | Written by Larry Kramer; Directed by Ryan Murphy; Starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Alfred Molina and Julia Roberts
Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 5 pm on Wednesday, April 16. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.
New York Times Film Club members must RSVP to www.nytfilmclub.com for this screening.
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 15 minutes prior to the start time of the event 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 non-transferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.
Television Academy Foundation To Honor Outstanding Student Produced Entertainment Content at Star-Studded Awards Ceremony
LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Television Academy Foundation announced today the 52 nominees for the 35th College Television Awards, to be hosted on Wednesday, April 23at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. The College Television Awards, presented by the Television Academy Foundation, recognizes excellence in the areas of video, digital and film production by undergraduate and graduate students from across the country. The program is one of several that will expand and benefit from the recently announced $20 million endowment campaign by the Television Academy. The 35th College Television Awards will be streamed live at TelevisionAcademy.com/CTA.
"Every year, College Television Awards nominees are carefully selected from a pool of incredible talent because their work has demonstrated exceptional creativity and storytelling," said Norma Provencio Pichardo, Executive Director of the Television Academy Foundation. “The Television Academy Foundation is proud to honor these rising stars and to offer them the chance to have their work recognized by industry leaders.”
This year’s ceremony sees industry support from celebrity attendees including Keegan-Michael Keyand Jordan Peele (Key & Peele),Max Greenfield (New Girl), Darby Stanchfield (Scandal), Nick Wechsler (Revenge) and Matt Bomer (White Collar), who, along with many other celebrities, will present awards. The College Television Awards honors student work in 13 categories including: Alternative, Animation, Children’s, Comedy, Commercials, Documentary, Drama, Magazine, Music Composition, Music Use, Newscast and Series. The College Television Awards are comparable to Primetime Emmy® Awards for students creating content for television, film and alternative platforms.