Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Fleetly directed by David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water follows brothers Tanner (Ben Foster) and Toby (Chris Pine) Howard as they crisscross West Texas robbing banks in an effort to save their family’s farm from foreclosure. Seasoned Texas Rangers Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) and Alberto Parker (a laconic Gil Birmingham) pursue the criminals in a decidedly Texan style that belies their dogged professionalism. Foster and Pine achieve real fraternal chemistry, but the film belongs to Bridges, who shines as a lawman trying to stiff-arm retirement for a few more days. Courtesy of CBS Films.

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$12 General Admission 
$8 Hammer Members with valid discount code

Ticketing is first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended. Any unclaimed tickets will be released at 7:15 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office on the night of the screening on a first-come, first-served basis. Box office opens 1 hour prior to screening start time.

Refunds cannot be provided.



Location: Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum
Parking: Under the museum, $6 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. 
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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.

The Hollywood Reporter is the Official Media Sponsor of The Contenders.