An Evening with . . . Hannibal

Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 7:30 pm

2015, 42 min, color, DCP | Created by Bryan Fuller; written by Nick Antosca & Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller; directed by Neil Marshall; with Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Richard Armitage
Episode 308: “The Great Red Dragon”

Includes a conversation with creator Bryan Fuller

Creator Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies) brings his mordant take that dances gracefully on the boundary between grim comedy and woozy drama to novelist Thomas Harris’s most original character: genius and morally unmoored psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). In this NBC series, now entering its third season, we get an origin story of sorts: the show started with Lecter still being an aid to equally gifted—and naïve—FBI serial killer profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). Fuller has carried us to the point in the show where Lecter’s hidden, um, ambitions, can no longer be kept from the light. Laurence Fishburne also stars as Graham’s boss, FBI special agent Jack Crawford. Fuller departs from previous adaptations of Lecter—such as the pulpy melodrama of Michael Mann (Manhunter) and the moral high ground occupied by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs)—by fearlessly toying with the differences between Lecter and Graham instead of emphasizing the similarities. His job: to build such an alluring (and simultaneously) repellent bond that viewers forget the myriad versions of Lecters known from the big screen. And creator/executive producer/adapter Fuller succeeds. After the screening of the long-awaited “Red Dragon” episode of Hannibal, Fuller discusses developing his made-for-television version of the Man We Love to Fear in an onstage interview.

In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA.

LACMA, Bing Theater

$15 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members. Members of these three groups can purchase tickets starting at noon on Thursday, June 18. Limit two tickets per membership. Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. | Purchase online.

$20 for LACMA members, students with valid ID and seniors (62+); $25 for the general public. Members of these four groups can purchase tickets starting at noon on Thursday, June 25. Two ticket limit. | Purchase online.

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 seat at the advertised start time of the event or seat(s) may be released. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. 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.

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