Alex of Venice screening with director/actor Chris Messina

Chris Messina 7/8

As part of our continuing Director’s Series, Vidiots Foundation is proud to present a screening of Chris Messina’s directorial debut, Alex of Venice, followed by a Q&A with Messina himself, moderated by LA Weekly chief film critic Amy Nicholson, on Wednesday July 8th at 7:00 PM.


Alex of Venice stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Johnson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Chris Messina. Messina is a longtime actor, starring in television shows such as The Mindy Project, Damages, and The Newsroom, and films such as Argo and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

“The pleasures of well-observed characters and small epiphanies are undeniable, and Alex of Venice, actor Chris Messina’s directing debut, is amply supplied with both, thanks to Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s extraordinary performance. — Variety

Doors will open at 6:30 and the event will begin at 7:00.  Admission is $20.00, $15.00 for students and seniors.  All proceeds go to Vidiots Foundation.

The address is 302 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405. Parking is
available at Civic Center off of 2nd St and at 1571 4th St.

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Alex of Venice Poster