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Michael York and Richard Chamberlain will participate in a Q&A moderated by LA Film Critics Association President Stephen Farber following the 40th anniversary screening of THE FOUR MUSKETEERS on Tuesday, 9/29 at the Laemmle Royal in West LA. Purchase your tickets in advance here. For more information about our Anniversary Classics series, visit
German Oscar Submission LABYRINTH OF LIES Opens September 30th at the Royal, October 9th at the Playhouse and Town Center
The gripping historical drama LABYRINTH OF LIES [Im Labyrinth des Schweigens], Germany's official submission for the 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, opens in Frankfurt in 1958. Nobody wants to look back to the time of the Hitler's National Socialist regime. Young public prosecutor Johann Radmann comes across some documents that help initiate a trial against some members of the SS who served in Auschwitz. But both the horrors of the past and others’ hostility towards his work bring Johann close to a meltdown. It is nearly impossible for him to find his way through this maze; everybody seems to have been involved or guilty. LABYRINTH [...]
Culture Vulture Mondays, Laemmle Theatres' Panoply of High Art in Cinema: Venue Changes + Fourth Quarter Lineup
We're celebrating the first anniversary of CULTURE VULTURE with a slew of stellar offerings that will take us into the new year. For the uninitiated, CULTURE VULTURE is our weekly series of opera, stage and ballet/dance performances plus art exhibitions and documentaries. These are often live performances that have been recorded – and they are typically breathtaking! If you are a lover of the high arts and have yet to experience Culture Vulture, you owe it to yourself to attend one of our upcoming programs. Screenings take place Monday nights with repeat performances Tuesday afternoons. Please note that we've shuffled the deck a [...]
“The director who has the strongest and most consistent influence on young French filmmakers is not Jean-Luc Godard, but Maurice Pialat.” -- Arnaud Desplechin, filmmaker. "To say that Pialat marched to the beat of a different drummer is to put it mildly. In fact, he didn't really march at all. He ambled, and fuck anybody who got it into their head that they'd like to amble along with him. Or behind him. Or ahead of him." -- Kent Jones, film critic. From September 25th to October 1st the Royal Theater will host a collection of masterworks by French filmmaker Maurice Pialat (1925-2003). We'll be screening five of his ten feature films: 19 [...]
Zhang Yimou on His Potent New Historical Romance COMING HOME: "This type of film is very difficult to make. It needs to be made in a state of serenity."
Zhang Yimou's new film is set in the last days of China's Cultural Revolution, following a newly-released political prisoner (Chen Daoming) as he tries to reconnect with his wife (frequent Yimou collaborator Gong Li), who is stricken with amnesia. We open the movie 9/9 at the Royal, 9/18 at the Playhouse and 10/2 at the Town Center. The director wrote this about his powerful new work: "Based on Yan Geling’s novel The Criminal Lu Yanshi, COMING HOME is a love story about joy and sadness, as well as separation and reunion. We used the end of the original story – with Lu Yanshi returning home – as the starting point of the script. Everyone knows [...]