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Inside Out
Part of the series The Contenders 2015

Inside Out with Mindy Kaling and Jonas Rivera

Wednesday Feb 10, 2016 7:30 PM This is a past program

Pixar’s 15th computer-animated feature is its smartest and most original since the company merged with Disney a decade ago. The characters of Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust carry out an existential rescue mission in the mind of a rural teenager struggling with the alienating effects of a big city move. Another of the studio’s exceptionally well-cast vocal ensembles delivers a mix of quick-witted comedy and family values that has cross-generational appeal. The film’s modernist landscapes of the mind are richly imagined; in particular "abstract thought" and "memory dump," which are the stuff from which lasting memories of childhood movie-going are made. With Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Kaitlyn Dias, Richard Kind.  

A Q&A with actor Mindy Kaling and producer Jonas Rivera follows the screening, moderated by KPCC FilmWeek critic Claudia Puig.

Inside Out. 2015. USA. Directed by Pete Docter. 94 min. Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

See all films in The Contenders 2015 series.


$15 General Admission 
$10 Hammer Members with valid discount code

Advanced, online ticket sales for this film are closed. On-site tickets are available the night of the screening on a first-come, first-served basis. Box office opens 1 hour prior to screening start time.


Tickets can be picked up starting at 6:30 p.m. the night of the screening. Any unclaimed tickets will be released at 7:15 p.m. A standby line for a limited number of tickets will be available the night of the program.

Refunds cannot be provided.

Attending this program?

Location: Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash or check only)
Food and Drink: Enjoy happy hour in our open courtyard café, AMMO at the Hammer beginning at 4 p.m. Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. 
Membership: Members receive a discount on tickets and priority seating. Sign up for membership today, and you’ll receive a discount code for The Contenders with your confirmation email.

This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

Media sponsorship is provided by The Hollywood Reporter.