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DOUGH director John Goldschmidt: "The best way to challenge prejudice is through comedy." Plus a video message to audiences from Pauline Collins, the Oscar-nominated female lead of DOUGH.

In the comedy DOUGH, which we'll open April 29 at our West L.A., Pasadena and Encino theaters and May 6 in Claremont, curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) obstinately clings to his way of life and his livelihood as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London’s East End. With a dwindling clientele and the pressures of encroaching big box stores, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash, who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his struggling immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between [...]
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Francophiles, allez voir ces films! A plethora of new French movies coming to Laemmle Theatres in March and April

Francophiles and French expats, in the coming weeks we will have a wealth of French movies on our screens for you. Valérie Donzelli's Marguerite & Julien opens at the Royal on March 4 and the Playhouse and Town Center on March 11. The film is based on the true story of Julien and Marguerite de Ravalet, son and daughter of the Lord of Tourlaville, whose childhood bond veered into a voracious, scandalous passion. Julie Delpy stars in the comedy Lolo, which she also directed and co-wrote. She plays Violette, a 40-year-old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry who falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene (Dany Boon). B [...]
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Laemmle's Umpteenth Annual Oscar Contest

UPDATE: Winners Announced! It's that time again! The person who most accurately predicts the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s choices in all 24 categories, from the shorts to Best Motion Picture, will win fabulous prizes (free movies and concessions at Laemmle)! First place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $150. Second place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $100. Third place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $50. Entries are due by 10AM the morning of the awards ceremony on February 28th. Not sure what a Laemmle Premiere Card is? Think of it like a prepaid gift card for yourself! Use it to pay for movie tickets and c [...]
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Anniversary Classics: February Screenings include LA DOLCE VITA in Santa Monica, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? with George Segal in West LA

We're celebrating Oscar season with screenings of two Academy Award powerhouses in our continuing Anniversary Classics Series. First, we offer a 55th anniversary screening of LA DOLCE VITA, one of the most influential of foreign films, and the recipient of 4 Academy Award nominations in 1961 - Best Director and Original Screenplay for Federico Fellini, Art Direction and Costume Design (an Oscar winner for Piero Gherardi). Fellini's sardonic take on the decadence of Rome in the 1960s reverberated throughout modern film history, and heavily influenced the 2013 Oscar foreign-language winner THE GREAT BEAUTY. So cruise along the Via Veneto wi [...]
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Photo Gallery: The All New Laemmle Monica Film Center

If you haven't had a chance to visit our newly opened Monica Film Center, you're missing out! It looks fantastic and fellow movie nerds have already said it feels like home. But what's a movie theater without movies, right? Well, we're off to a great start on that front as well! The latest Coen brothers film HAIL, CAESAR! opens this Friday. TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART also starts Friday and the film's director will participate in a Q&A following the 7:20PM show opening night. ANOMALISA, THE LADY IN THE VAN, and THE 2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCS will continue through next week. Thursday is the last day to catch the Oscar-nomi [...]
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