The next Director Series event is an evening with American film director, screenwriter and producer Ned Benson on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. 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 has been a customer of Vidiots for years “I remember renting Persona at Vidiots ages ago… 2007” he 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 p.m. and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at; 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 p.m. and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited so please plan to arrive early. The screening will be in the Vidiots Annex.

For more information and upcoming events: Vidiots Foundation, 302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405 Business hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (seven days a week)

The Vidiots Foundation is a non-profit, 501(C)3, organization dedicated to the cinematic and media arts. The Vidiots Foundation believes in the power of film to inspire, enchant and educate, facilitating opportunities for cinema enthusiasts to connect and experience the media in all its forms. Other Vidiots events include movie trivia nights, spoken word and free movie screenings. For more information and upcoming events visit

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