American film director, screenwriter, and producer Ned Benson will take part in the next Vidiots Foundation Director Series event on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 pm.
Benson will discuss how his three-film portrayal, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” began life as two separate films — “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her” — and ended with his directorial debut film, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them.”
In addition to seeing clips and participating in a lively discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Benson said he has been a customer of Vidiots for years.
“I remember renting Persona at Vidiots ages ago… 2007,” Benson said. “And I just bought ‘Los Angeles Plays Itself’ from you guys.”
General admission to this event is $15/$10 for students. Doors open at 7 pm and the event begins at 7:30 pm.
Tickets can be purchased online at vidiotsfoundation.org; at Vidiots, located at 302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; or by calling (310) 392-8508. Parking for the event is at 1821 Main St., Santa Monica and 333 Civic Center Dr., Santa Monica.
Additionally, there will be two free film screenings of Benson’s works: “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her” on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 pm. Seating is limited so plan to arrive early. The screening will be in the Vidiots Annex.
For more information and upcoming events, visit vidiotsfoundation.org.
Vidiots Foundation, 302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405. Business hours are 10 am to 10 pm (seven days a week).