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Indiewire ~ "GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM: One Film That Could Change the Course of Women's Rights in Israel"

An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws, in GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM, a powerhouse courtroom drama and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz. Laemmle Theatres opens the film at the Royal on February 13, the Playhouse, Town Center 5 and Claremont 5 on February 20 and the NoHo 7 on February 27. In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a union or its dissolution, which is only possible wi [...]
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The 2015 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Open January 30

Here at Laemmle Theatres we take a lot of pride and pleasure in showing many feature documentaries, but it's extra sweet every February when we can feature the focussed, concise brilliance of the Oscar-nominated short documentaries. We open the program of five films on Friday, January 30 at the Music Hall and February 7 and the Playhouse 7 and Claremont 5. The nominees are: JOANNA (Aneta Kopacz) – 40 minutes/Poland/Polish. With great visual poetry, JOANNA portrays the simple and meaningful moments in the life of her family. Diagnosed with an untreatable illness, Joanna promises her son that she will do her best to live for as long as possi [...]
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THE LAST UNICORN Novelist/Screenwriter Peter Beagle will Introduce All Laemmle Screenings

Since its 1982 release THE LAST UNICORN has enchanted audiences everywhere with its moving story about a unicorn trying to find and rescue her lost people, and the price she pays for bringing magic back into the world. Considered one of the great fantasies of the last century, the original novel has sold over six million copies in 25 languages, while the film adaptation has sold more than four million home video copies in America in just the last nine years. THE LAST UNICORN novelist/screenwriter Peter Beagle will introduce all Laemmle screenings.
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Palme d’Or Winner WINTER SLEEP Opens January 23

Internationally acclaimed Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan has won prizes at major film festivals all over the world, but it wasn't until last May, after being nominated four times, that he finally took home what is probably the topmost prize of all, the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or. It was for WINTER SLEEP, a "richly engrossing and ravishingly beautiful magnum opus" about Aydin, a former actor who runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is recovering from her recent divorce. "A Chekhovian meditation on a marriage that returns to the mood of the director's early films like Climates an [...]
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"Enthralling, Gorgeously Mounted" BELOVED SISTERS Opens at the Royal, Playhouse and Town Center

This year Germany submitted BELOVED SISTERS as their potential nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, and one can see why. Scott Foundas of Variety, a smart, tough critic, called the movie “an enthralling, gorgeously mounted depiction of the complicated relationship between the post-Enlightenment writer and philosopher Friedrich Schiller and the sisters Charlotte von Lengefeld and Caroline von Beulwitz. Graf has created an unusually intelligent costume drama of bold personalities torn between the stirrings of the heart and the logic of the mind.” We are very pleased to open the film tomorrow at the Royal, Playhouse and Town Center. [...]
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