Summer Night Cinema: 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'

Cast of "Three Thousand Years of Longing." Photo courtesy of MGM.

KCRW, the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Film & Television Archive invite you to a Summer Night Cinema, a fun filled evening including after hours access to the Hammer Museum galleries and an advance screening. Come out for a special advance screening of "Three Thousand Years of Longing" from MGM. 

WHEN: Tuesday, August 23rd

TIME: 7:30 P.M.

WHERE: Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Galleries open until 7:30 P.M. Lulu, Hammer's courtyard restaurant, open for pre-screening drinks and bar bites.

Ticketing: Admission is free. Seats will be assigned at the box office on a first come, first served basis. KCRW members receive priority seating. The box office will open at 6:30pm the night of the event.

Member Benefit: KCRW & Hammer members receive priority ticketing until 15 minutes before the program.

Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $7 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $7 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash or credit card.

Read the Hammer's full COVID-19 safety guidelines.

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Summer Night Cinema is presented by Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.

This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he is real and second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past. Eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.