The SAG-AFTRA Foundation presents Game Changers, a four-night outdoor screening series June 27-30, featuring groundbreaking films and television that impacted diversity and representation in media, reimagined traditional narratives, and achieved major advances in storytelling.
Taking place at the Ford Theatres, each screening includes a moderated talk with cast members, creators or special guests to speak about the cultural significance and influence of each film.
Game Changers opens on Thursday, June 27 with the acclaimed Boyz N the Hood (1991). Cast members Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long and Tyra Ferrell will participate in a pre-screening conversation about their experiences working on John Singleton’s award-winning debut film, and the creative and cultural impact it had on Hollywood and audiences all over the world.
The featured screening on Friday, June 28 will be the original Toy Story (1995), preceded by a conversation with actors John Ratzenberger (voice of Hamm), John Morris (voice of Andy), art director Ralph Eggleston and character designer Bob Pauley to discuss the game-changing animated feature that created a worldwide blockbuster franchise.
On Saturday, June 29, a sneak premiere of Stranger Things 3 (2019) will be shown ahead of its official streaming premiere Thursday, July 4 on Netflix. The screening will feature the final episode of season 2 and the first episode of season 3, and will kick off with a conversation with star David Harbour.
The outdoor film series concludes on Sunday, June 30 with the iconic, female-driven classic Thelma & Louise (1991), featuring a conversation with special guests to discuss the role the seminal film played in their lives and careers, and share their perspectives on its influence on female-centered content being created today.
Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Programs begin at 8:00 p.m. Pre-show picnicking is allowed and encouraged. Alcohol and dining options are also available onsite. Tickets can be purchased at FordTheatres.org or by calling (323) 461-3673.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Game Changers screening series is made possible through the generous support of its founding sponsor SAG-AFTRA with additional support from Netflix, Disney, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Alamo Drafthouse, and media sponsors Los Angeles magazine and KCRW. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Kevin Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from Game Changers support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, which provides vital assistance and educational programming to performing artists, and serves the public with its free children’s literacy program Storyline Online where actors read to over 100 million children every year.
WHEN: June 27 – June 30, 2019
See below for full schedule.
WHERE: 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068
Just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass
Ticket prices start at $20 (half price for children 12 and under for Toy Story only). Reserved seating. Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more, please visit FordTheatres.org.
Box Office Hours: Now – June 7: Tuesday – Friday, noon – 5:00 p.m. for phone and window sales; June 8 – October 20: Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 5:00 p.m. for phone and window sales. On show days, including Sundays, the box office opens two hours before the start of the show. Visit the website for more info.
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT FORDTHEATRES.ORG OR (323) 461-3673.