16 4 / 2014

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

Ticketing Information

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..

15 4 / 2014

A release date of July 3 2015 has been set for "Magic Mike XXL", the sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s surprise male stripper hit. Meanwhile, Channing Tatum revealed a few details about the film, which he is co-writing, after receiving the Trailblazer Award (no, we’re not sure either) at Sunday’s MTV awards.

"We don’t want to make some dark drama" he told reporters. "There was some darkness in the last movie and I think it surprised people and shocked people. This one, we want to have a lot of conflict and a lot of struggle, but we also want there to be a shit ton of fun. A shit ton of ridiculous stuff that you would never see in a movie, on the face of the earth, ever again".

With the film set to take the format of a road movie, Tatum may be referring to events that take place away from the stripping stage, but there can be no doubt that “Magic Mike XXL” will fully intend to beat its predecessor when it comes to the strip set pieces (and we’re also betting the McConaughey character is going to be even more bat shit crazy).

It will be interesting to see how this one turns out - the previous film was a bit of a slam dunk from nowhere, highly praised by critics and finding a huge summer audience, despite not appearing to set out with the intention of pandering to either. This time round, people will be expecting much more. And then there are those who will be expecting little more than Matt Bomer covered in baby oil.

Can it possibly please everyone? Either way, this is one production we’ll be keeping you updated on every step of the way.

12 4 / 2014

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11 4 / 2014

Alliance for Children’s Rights flickr

(Fonte: uninhabited-paradise)

10 4 / 2014

 The Hollywood Reporter Apr 2014



10 4 / 2014

Photoshoot The Hollywood Reporter for The Normal Heart.

More HQ photos MBF

10 4 / 2014

Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons and the Making of ‘The Normal Heart’ (Photos)

(Fonte: hollywoodreporter.com)

09 4 / 2014


@thr cover for HBO’s The Normal Heart

cover for HBO’s The Normal Heart

09 4 / 2014