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OUR LAST TANGO opens Friday in Santa Monica and Pasadena! Enter to win the Soundtrack on CD!

OUR LAST TANGO is a story of love between the two most famous dancers in tango’s history. And the story of their tremendous love of tango. María Nieves Rego (81) and Juan Carlos Copes (84) met when they were 14 and 17, and they danced together for nearly fifty years. In OUR LAST TANGO Juan and María tell their story to a group of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, who transform the most beautiful, moving and dramatic moments of Juan and Maria’s lives into incredible tango-choreographies. OUR LAST TANGO opens Friday, April 22nd at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena. Enter to Win [...]
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AFERIM! Return Engagement at the Fine Arts Starts Friday with Special Screenings at the NoHo, Playhouse, Monica Film Center and Claremont 5 April 11-14

Eastern Europe, 1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia. They are the gendarme Costandin and his son. Together they are searching for a gypsy slave who has run away from his nobleman master and is suspected of having an affair with the noble's wife. While the unflappable Costandin comments on every situation with a cheery aphorism, his son takes a more contemplative view of the world. Radu Jude’s brilliant third feature AFERIM! has been aptly compared to films as diverse as THE SEARCHERS, THE LAST DETAIL and PULP FICTION (the latter for its rambling, coarse and endlessly entertaining dialogue), but the film is [...]
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LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER! Q&A's with the Filmmaker in Santa Monica and Encino

LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER! is a humorous, moving, intimate and courageous film following the transformation of an abusive mother and tumultuous mother-daughter relationship to that of acceptance and love as we follow the personal story of the filmmaker.Most screenings will feature Q&A’s. The complete schedule: Monica Film Center: Friday, April 8, 7:20 pm Dr. Mark Goulston, psychiatrist and author; Saturday, April 9, 7:20 pm: Shirley Hirschberg, social worker, Beth Chayim Chadishim; Sunday, April 10, 7:20 pm: Gayle Kirschenbaum, director-producer-subject & Rabbi David Wolpe, spiritual leader, Sinai Temple; Monday, April 11, [...]
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Culture Vulture Q2 2016: Opera, Dance, Theater and More, now also in Santa Monica!

Prepare for a wealth of high art this April, May and June because we'll be projecting some excellent stuff on screens at our Claremont, Beverly Hills, Encino, Pasadena and now Santa Monica locations as part of our ongoing Culture Vulture series. We begin April with a new production The Damnation of Faust, Berlioz's légende dramatique. Director Alvis Hermanis grapples with the complexity of bringing Faust to modern audiences, asking us to identify the Faust of our times. Seeing a modern equivalent to Faust's intellectual rigor in the fascinating mind of Stephen Hawking, Hermanis sets Berlioz's work on the futuristic eve of mankind's first s [...]
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Q&A's with LOLO director, co-writer, and star Julie Delpy Following the 7:10PM Screenings on March 25th in Santa Monica and March 26th in Beverly Hills!

Julie Delpy, director, star, and co-writer of LOLO, will participate in Q&A's after the following screenings of her new film: Friday, March 25th after the 7:10PM screening at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica. Saturday, March 26th after the 7:10PM screening at the Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills. Don't miss this! Click here to purchase tickets. In LOLO, Julie Delpy 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), while on a spa retreat with her best friend. But Jean-Rene faces a major challenge: he must win the trust and respec [...]
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