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Don't miss the debut of LAEMMLE LIVE! Our new live performance series at the Monica Film Center kicks off Sunday, Jan. 22 with SAMOHI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA and special guest host RICH CAPPERELA of KUSC. Santa Monica High School's 18-piece string orchestra will perform pieces by luminaries such as Villa-Lobos, Beethoven and Elgar. The orchestra is directed by Joni Swenson and Jason Aiello. We are delighted to be launching Laemmle Live with these talented youngsters from just up the street. Please help us welcome them as we celebrate the launch of this new program. RSVP using Eventbrite or [...]
I, DANIEL BLAKE: Ken Loach on "the frustration and the black comedy of trying to deal with a bureaucracy that is so palpably stupid, so palpably set to drive you mad."
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, I, DANIEL BLAKE is the latest from legendary director Ken Loach. The film is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity. Below is a recent interview with Mr. Loach: There were rumors that Jimmy’s Hall w [...]
Dear opera, ballet, fine art and live theater buffs, we have completed the schedule for our weekly Culture Vulture series, January, February and March 2017 and we have got some wonderful things to show you. As you may or may not know, we screen these every Monday night at 7:30 and Tuesday afternoon at 1 at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the Town Center 5 in Encino, the Claremont 5 in Claremont, the Ahyra Fine Arts and the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica. The full schedule is below and January 9 & 10: THE GOLDEN AGE from the Bolshoi Ballet A satire of Europe during the Roaring 20s, THE GOLDEN AGE makes for an original, colorful, [...]
*** FIDDLER UPDATES (skip to main article) We're pleased to announce an dynamic and eclectic line-up of Fiddler Hosts for 2016! Ahrya Fine Arts Cantor Phil Baron - of Valley Beth Shalom - BUY TIX BONUS! - BARBARA ISENBERG will be on hand to sign copies of her book TRADITION!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, the World's Most Beloved Musical. Claremont 5 Cantor Paul Buch - of Temple Beth Israel - BUY TIX NoHo 7 Susan Edwards Martin - Broadway star, entertainer - BUY TIX Playhouse Jason Moss - of Jewish Fede [...]
We are pleased to present a special series of screenings of the critically acclaimed new film SEASONS followed by in-person Q&A’s with Andy Lipkis, founder and president of TreePeople: December 6 - Monica Film Center, Santa Monica. Daniel Hinerfeld of the National Resources Defense Council will moderate; December 7 - NoHo 7, North Hollywood. Elissa Barrett of TreePeople will moderate; and December 8 - Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Pasadena) after the 7:30 pm showings. A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will benefit TreePeople. SEASONS from Jacques Perrin, the director of Winged Migration and Oceans, is a poetic chro [...]