Ironclad West Coast Film Premiere
Thursday, May 5th • 7:30 PM • LACMA
To coincide with the last day of the Magna Carta Exhibition, LACMA will premiere Ironclad, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.
A Medieval Magnificent Seven that combines the visceral, stylized action of 300 with the impassioned heroism and romance of Braveheart, Ironclad is a violent action thriller that tells the true story of a motley crew of tough, battle hardened warriors who withstood several brutal, bloody months under siege in a desperate bid to defend their country's freedom.
It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John (Paul Giamatti) to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. A determined group of Knights Templar defend Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom. The superb ensemble cast also includes Brian Cox, James Purefoy, and Kate Mara.
7:30 pm Screening followed by Q&A with the filmmakers
Bing Theatre • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 • (323) 857-6000 • Park off 6th Street ($10 w/ validation)
LACMA Members $7 • Non-members $10 • Purchase tickets online
See an original Magna Carta at LACMA through May 5th