Part of the series MoMA Contenders 2019

Booksmart, with director Olivia Wilde

Tuesday Dec 10, 2019 7:30 PM

In her directorial debut, Olivia Wilde delivers a fresh take on the high school dramedy. Centered on an inseparable pair of overachievers trying to cram a night of partying into their high school careers on the eve of graduation, Booksmart has no shortage of the genre’s misadventures and bon mots. With a razor-sharp script and standout performances by Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever (think Lucy and Ethyl by way of Abbi and Ilana), Booksmart’s takeaway on female friendship and empowerment is that figuring it out is better with a BFF.

Booksmart. 2019. USA. Directed by Olivia Wilde. With Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams. 105 min.

Q&A with director Olivia Wilde to follow.

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$20 General admission
$10 Hammer Members with a valid discount code


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MoMA Contenders 2019 is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Senior 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.
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