Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation

Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation

This year marks the 150th anniversary of The Nation, the oldest weekly magazine in the country. Join us for the West Coast premier of Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple’s new documentary film, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, featuring intimate encounters with the writers, columnists, editors—and interns—who are both custodians of The Nation’s enduring values of dissent and stewards of its future. The film will be followed by Q&A with Kopple, writer Amy Wilentz, and Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. Norman Lear will begin the evening with opening remarks.


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.
Member 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, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.