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Slate: "The Director and Star of DHEEPAN on the Refugee Crisis and Taking Inspiration From Scorsese."

We are very excited to open Jacques Audiard's DHEEPAN this Friday at the Royal and May 20th at the Playhouse 7 and Town Center 5. Winner of the Palme d’Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival, Audiard's (The Beat that My Heart Skipped, Rust and Bone, A Prophet) latest is a gripping, human, and timely tale of survival in which three Sri Lankan refugees pose as a family to flee their war-ravaged homeland for France, only to find themselves embroiled in violence in the Parisian suburbs. Slate just posted this interview with M. Audiard and his lead actor, Jesuthasan Antonythasan: Slate's Aisha Harris: Jacques, what drew you to telling this s [...]
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Q&As with Rob Reiner and his son, Co-screenwriter Nick Reiner, Following Select Screenings of Their New Film BEING CHARLIE 5/7 in Beverly Hills and 5/8 in Encino

BEING CHARLIE director Rob Reiner and his son, co-screenwriter Nick Reiner, will participate in Q&A's following the 7:10 PM screening at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills on Saturday, May 7th and after the 4:30 PM screening at the Town Center in Encino on Sunday, May 8th.
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Just in time for Passover, STREIT'S: MATZO AND THE AMERICAN DREAM Opens at the Music Hall and Town Center on April 20

In the heart of New York’s rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side stand four tenement buildings that have housed the Streit’s Matzo factory since 1925. An iconic New York institution and a fifth generation family business, the Streit’s factory and the Streit family itself have long held firmly to tradition, churning flour and water into matzos through ovens as old as the factory itself. Though the factory seems a century removed from the world around it, even Streit’s is not immune to the forces that challenge manufacturing and family businesses everywhere. Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream is a story of tradition, of resistance and resi [...]
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DOUGH director John Goldschmidt: "The best way to challenge prejudice is through comedy." Plus a video message to audiences from Pauline Collins, the Oscar-nominated female lead of DOUGH.

In the comedy DOUGH, which we'll open April 29 at our West L.A., Pasadena and Encino theaters and May 6 in Claremont, curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) obstinately clings to his way of life and his livelihood as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London’s East End. With a dwindling clientele and the pressures of encroaching big box stores, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash, who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his struggling immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between [...]
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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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