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Q & A at the Hammer's Inland Empire Event

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Filter Magazine and the Armand Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd.) sponsored a free screening last night of Inland Empire followed by a Q & A with the film's director, David Lynch. Here is a rundown of the event for the folks who could not be there:

Me: It is really crowded here, where do I go to see Inland Empire?

Mr. Anonymous Hammer Museum Usher (Mr. AHMU): We are filled to capacity. We have no more room to let people in to see David Lynch and the film.

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Me: But I made a reservation.

Mr. AHMU: We can only seat 500 people.

Me: But I made the reservation two months ago and it is only 5:30 and I'm here a whole 90 minutes early.

Mr. AHMU: I’m sorry. I should clarify. We took 2,500 reservations for 500 seats.

Me: But I left school early. And my companion here left work early. Why didn’t someone warn me that your reservation system was merely a formality? Why take reservations for 2,000 seats that you don't have? Why bother to take any reservations at all? That's just bad planning.

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Mr. AHMU: We are setting up some chairs and a TV in a storage area if you just want to watch the Inland Empire DVD.

Me: You mean like a broom closet?

Mr. AHMU: But unfortunately that will be almost filled to capacity too.

Me: (Silently staring at Mr. AHMU in annoyance.)

Mr. AHMU: The line for the “additional screening room” is over there. You can get on that line just in case someone leaves.

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Me: Nah, that’s okay. We have to go now to retrieve our car from the parking lot that we just paid to leave our car in for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

Photo by bcostin via Flickr.