Jason Bateman is stepping behind a movie camera for the first time in the upcoming film Bad Words, about an adult who tries to compete in a children’s spelling bee. (It also stars the fantastic Kathryn Hahn, who should be in every movie.) Now A.V. Club readers in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco can see it for free, because we’re giving away tickets. And if you live in the L.A. area, you can see Bad Words with our own Todd VanDerWerff, whose strict upbringing expressly forbade the use of such language. But they’re not the boss of him anymore!

Dates, times, and locations for the screenings are below. To RSVP, you’ll need to go to gofobo.com/rsvp and use the appropriate code for your city, listed at the end of the each line below.


NYC: March 5, 7:30 p.m., Regal E-Walk, ONIONFVF3

Philadelphia: March 5, 7:30 p.m., Ritz East, ONIONR0VL

Chicago: March 5, 7:30 p.m., AMC River East, ONION8N21

Los Angeles: March 5, 7:30 p.m., Landmark West, ONIONU4HE

San Francisco: March 6, 7:30 p.m., Century 9 SF Centre, ONIONBQZH

People in other cities, well, you’ll have to pay.