It really is the end of an era.
AMC and Film Independent will toast the conclusion of ¨Mad Men¨ with a special live read of the season one finale, ¨The Wheel,¨ on Sunday, May 17 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
Directed by Jason Reitman and hosted by Film Independent, the live read will be followed by a screening of the series finale, titled ¨Person to Person,¨ with guests set to appear including Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery and Kiernan Shipka.
The event falls on the same night the series finale, which we´re all dreading just three weeks away, airs on AMC.
No word yet on who Reitman will cast in the roles. If you don´t recall ¨The Wheel,¨ it´s that iconic episode where Don movingly presents his pitch for the Kodak film carousel, and where he realizes his marriage to Betty is certainly doomed.
Jason Reitman regularly hosts a live read series at LACMA and has previously directed Film Independent live reads including ¨American Beauty¨ and ¨Goodfellas.¨