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The following post is by food historian Linda Civitello: Terence Davies’ masterpiece, A Quiet Passion, has a scene where Emily Dickinson bakes bread and later is informed that it won a prize. This is true. In 1856, Dickinson’s Brown Bread won second prize at a local fair. One of the judges was her sister Lavinia—“Vinnie”—played by Jennifer Ehle, who was Elizabeth Bennet in the mini-series Pride and Prejudice, and the miscalculating intelligence agent in Zero Dark Thirty. Dickinson’s prize-winning bread was made from rye and cornmeal because wheat did not grow well in New England. The bread, like Ne [...]
[caption id="attachment_9565" align="alignright" width="230"] Emma Bell.[/caption] Emma Bell, who plays young Emily Dickinson in A QUIET PASSION, will participate in a Q&A after the 7 PM screening at the Royal this Friday, April 21. NPR film critic Ella Taylor will moderate. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Described as “an absolute drop-dead masterwork” by The New Yorker's Ri [...]
Kurosawa's YOJIMBO (1962) screens Wednesday, April 19, at 7PM in West LA, Encino, and Pasadena. Presented on Blu-ray. Click here for tickets. Laemmle Theatres and Anniversary Classics Abroad present a 55th anniversary screening of Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO, a vivid tongue-in-cheek samurai Western. Kurosawa’s favorite actor, Toshiro Mifune, plays an amoral samurai in 19th century Japan. In a setup reminiscent of many classic Westerns (Shane in particular), Mifune’s Sanjuro strides into town and tries to reconcile a battle between two warring factions. But in this case both of the gangs are equally corrupt, and our hero is n [...]
45th Anniversary Screening of THE RULING CLASS with Director Peter Medak in Person April 25th in West LA.
Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 45th anniversary screening of THE RULING CLASS starring Peter O'Toole followed by a Q&A with director Peter Medak on Tuesday, April 25th at 7 PM at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles. Presented on DVD. Click here for tickets. This biting black comedy, in the tradition of such British classics as Kind Hearts and Coronets, focuses on a fierce battle for succession within an aristocratic family. Peter O'Toole plays a paranoid schizophrenic nobleman who believes himself to be Jesus Christ. When he is elevated to a top position, his relatives scheme to have him declared [...]
Los Angeles Smash Hit Special guest Q&A This weekend! The Women’s Balcony ישמח חתני NOW Playing! West LA & Encino Meet Director Emil Ben Shimon at Special Q&A’s April 7-9!
THE WOMEN'S BALCONY filmmaker Emil Ben-Shimon will participate in Q&A's on Saturday, April 8th after the 4:40 PM show at the Town Center and after the 7:20 show at the Royal. On Sunday, April 9th, he'll do Q&A's after the 1:50 show at the Royal and after the 4:40 show at the Town Center. Here's a short video message from the filmmaker about his Q&A's: