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Celebrate Art House Theater Day Saturday, September 24th with Discounted Tickets to Select Art House Films!
Saturday, September 24th is Art House Theater Day! It's a day to recognize the contributions of film and filmmakers, staff and projectionists, and fellow brick and mortar theaters dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience. Most importantly, it's a day to thank our patrons for their year-round support. As a thank you, we're offering a ticket discount to select art house films! If you have a friend that's never been to an art house, this is the perfect day to bring them along for a unique movie-going adventure. Enter the promo code ARTHOUSEDAY when you buy tickets to Saturday screenings of the films listed below! Disc [...]
Beginning September 30th at the Royal we are pleased to feature Chabrol 5 x 5, a series five of Claude Chabrol's (1930-2010) best: Betty, The Swindle, Torment, Color of Lies and Night Cap. A founding father of French New Wave cinema, Chabrol’s fascination with genre films, and the detective drama in particular, fueled a lengthy and celebrated string of thrillers, which explored the human heart under extreme emotional duress. Chabrol began as a contributor to the celebrated film magazine Cahiers du Cinema alongside such legends as Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard before launching his directorial career in 1957. He quickly established hims [...]
Fantastic Female-Centric Films from All Over the World this Fall at Laemmle Theatres: FATIMA, CAMERAPERSON, AS I OPEN MY EYES, SAND STORM, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS.
Two months from today we Americans might, finally, elect our very first female President, so it's appropriate in the weeks leading up to that day we will be screening a series of excellent movies by and about girls and women filmed and set in places as diverse as the Negev Desert in Israel, Lyon, France, Mongolia, Tunisia and the USA. First up is FATIMA, which we open September 16 at the Royal. The title character lives in Lyon with two daughters: fifteen-year-old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year-old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is constantly frustrated by her daily interactions with her [...]
It's the majesty of the weird ... the contemplation of the ordinary. - Director Erroll Morris An Art in the Arthouse exclusive! We are currently exhibiting the acclaimed work of master photographer ROSAMOND PURCELL. Recently called "our greatest living 17th Century photographer" by the New York Times, Purcell's photos are on display upstairs at the Monica Film Center's mezzanine lounge. They can be viewed in conjunction with the documentary film about the artist: AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES. Don't miss out on this rare chance to view the film and the art at the same time. All works are for sale. Proceeds benefit the Laemmle Foundation. A [...]
Modern classics returning to big screens: Merchant Ivory's HOWARDS END, Antonioni's BLOW-UP and LA NOTTE and a Chabrol retrospective.
Some of the production company Merchant Ivory's greatest triumphs are adaptations of E.M. Forster novels. There are three of them: A Room with a View (1985), Maurice (1987) and Howards End (1992), which is one of their undisputed masterpieces. Based on Forster’s 1910 novel, Howards End is a saga of class relations and changing times in Edwardian England. Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson, who won the Best Actress Oscar for this performance) and her sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter) become involved with two couples: a wealthy, conservative industrialist (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife (Vanessa Redgrave), and a working-class man (Samuel West) a [...]