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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 [...]
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Rosamond Purcell: An Art That Nature Makes - Photo Exhibit + Doc

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 [...]
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DANCER's Sergei Polunin, filmmaker Steven Cantor and artsmeme.com's Debra Levine at the Monica Film Center September 9 for two Q&A's.

We are thrilled to open the new documentary Dancer next week at the Monica Film Center and Playhouse 7. Dancer Sergei Polunin, the film's subject, and Dancer director Steven Cantor will participate in a Q&A after the 5:20 and 7:40 PM screenings at the Monicas on Friday, September 9 and the 12:40 and 3 PM shows on Saturday the 10th. Dance critic Debra Levine, founder of artsmeme.com, will moderate the Friday Q&A's. Party animal, bad boy, ballet genius – Sergei Polunin confounds stereotypes just as his dancing defies belief. Blessed with impossible talent, he was born to be an international star but it was a destiny that nearly elu [...]
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Art in the Arthouse Presents DAVID BUCKINGHAM: NOBODY LIKES A SMARTASS at the Monica Film Center

[caption id="attachment_8017" align="alignright" width="370"] I Don’t Roll On Shabbos | cut and welded found metal[/caption] Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse is delighted to present DAVID BUCKINGHAM: NOBODY LIKES A SMARTASS, a solo exhibit curated by KATE STERN of  the renowned Frostig Collection. Buckingham is a unique craftsman. Harnessing found metals to produce dynamic assemblages, he breaks the mold of contemporary art practices. The exhibition takes place Aug. 30 to Nov. 30, 2016 and inhabits both floors of Laemmle's stunning new venue, the Monica Film Center. --- Scroll down for more images --- About the Exhibit: After a [...]
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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 [...]
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