Ron Shelton

David Denby & Ron Shelton

David Denby is a staff writer and film critic at the New Yorker. He is the author of the best-selling book Snark, a look at the use and abuse of humor in commentary. In his new book, Do the Movies Have a Future?, Denby argues that the American film industry is at a crisis point. Before joining the New Yorker, he was a film critic at New York Magazine. A former baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles’ minor league team, Ron Shelton is the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and director of Bull Durham and other sports classics such as Tin Cup and White Men Can’t Jump. Shelton received a Peabody Award in 2011 for directing ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary Jordan Rides the Bus, about Michael Jordan’s brief career in minor league baseball.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.