Screening of CASUAL at LACMA w/ a conversation w/ Jason Reitman
FREE screening: "CASUAL" at LACMA
Let's meet and watch 2 episodes of CASUAL followed by a conversation with executive producer/director Jason Reitman, executive producer/writer Zander Lehman and actors Tommy Dewey and Tara Lynne Barr. We can have a late tea and a chat after the event. I'll get tickets for all once I have the right amount of women.
Here goes a description of the evening --
2015, 45 min, color, DCP
Written by Zander Lehmann; directed by Jason Reitman; with Tommy Dewey, Michaela Watkins, Tara Lynne Barr
Episodes 101 & 102
Includes a conversation with executive producer / director Jason Reitman, executive producer / writer / creator Zander Lehmann, actor Michaela Watkins, actor Tommy Dewey, and actor Tara Lynne Barr
From Hulu comes a half-hour comedy series on the contemporary walking wounded: the Los Angeles dating population. Alex (Tommy Dewey) scoops up eligible women from an online dating site, which he created. His psychoanalyst sister, recently separated Valerie (Michaela Watkins) tenuously follows him into the singles pool, pulled into the wake of his slacker arrogance. Valerie’s teenaged daughter Laura (Tara Lynne Barr) is more self-possessed and grounded than them both, on which Alex and Valerie have a bird’s eye’s view—the three of them live in the same house breathing in this uniquely rarified air. The title Casual refers to their relationship status, as well as a perpetual state of irony that surrounds the twenty-first century “Design for Living” ambience of this well-thought-out series; the laughs come like a series of small explosions from show director Jason Reitman (making his entry into series television after a career that includes Juno and Up In The Air, as well creating and running the incredibly successful Film Independent at LACMA Live Read series) and writer Zander Lehmann, who also serve as the executive producers of Casual.