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Climate Ride 2015 Is This Weekend! Support the Environment and Our Riders at the Concessions Stand!

Greg Laemmle, Team LACBC and our contest winners embark on Climate Ride 2015 this Sunday, May 17th! Follow Greg on Twitter (@greglaemmle) for the latest ride updates as he makes his way from California’s historic Redwood Empire near Eureka, along the scenic coast, and into the famed Russian River Valley before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. We're halfway to our fundraising goal and your help could put us over the top. Just purchase one (or more) of our tasty Climate Ride Concession Specials the next time you see a movie at any of our locations. When you purchase a - • CLIF BAR, we give $1 to Climate Ride Califor [...]
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Anniversary Classics Goes Subtitled, Comes to the Valley: 50th Anniversary Screening of THE SHOP ON MAIN STREET June 9 at the Town Center 5

We've been having a lot of fun hosting our Anniversary Classics screening along with Los Angeles Film Critics Association President Stephen Farber. Following EXODUS (Eva Marie Saint in person!), WHERE'S POPPA? (George Segal in person!) and LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS (Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna in person and tickets still available!), our fourth screening is our first subtitled film in the series and our first in the Valley: THE SHOP ON MAIN STREET (1965) was the first film from Eastern Europe ever to win an Academy Award.  Fifty years ago this powerful Czech drama won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. Directed by Ján Kadár and El [...]
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Bollywood Blockbuster BOMBAY VELVET Music Video

We regularly screen Bollywood movies at our Encino theater and on Friday, May 15 we've got a good one slated. BOMBAY VELVET is an amalgam of Cotton Club, Scarface and Good Fellas. The official synopsis by the film's U.S. distributor reads "Set against the backdrop of Bollywood's Golden Age, BOMBAY VELVET is a noir from acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap and stars Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi), Anushka Sharma (PK), and Karan Johar (My Name is Khan) in a story about an ordinary man who must forge his destiny in the City of Dreams." This music video will give you a good idea of the energy, production values and tone of the movie. (Interesting to note the [...]
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André Téchiné on the Themes that Motivated Him to Make IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER: "“I love you how you must be loved, with excess, madness, ardor and despair.'”

This month we'll be opening the intense new French thriller IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER, (originally L'homme qu'on aimait trop). Directed by master André Téchiné (My Favorite Season, Wild Reeds), Catherine Deneuve stars as a glamorous casino owner in 1970s Nice. The drama begins when her daughter (Adèle Haenel) moves back home, falls in love with her mother's formerly trusted adviser (Guillaume Canet), commits a major betrayal and then disappears. Thirty years later, her mother is determined to see justice done. M. Téchiné sat for an interview about his latest film: The film started out as a commission. What did they want you to do? Ori [...]
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24 DAYS ~ L.A. Times Critic's Pick of the Week!

The L.A. Times just posted film critic Betsy Sharkey's Pick of the Week for 24 DAYS: "24 DAYS a Harrowing, Fact-Based Kidnap Drama" "With the growing focus on hate crimes, consider checking out the reality-based drama "24 DAYS," which details a French family's agony when their son is kidnapped, days pass and hope dies. French director Alexandre Arcady brings a gritty, bare-bones approach to the story of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Parisian taken and tortured in 2006 by a group that would come to be known as the Gang of Barbarians. It is chilling hearing the group's mastermind, an unbalanced Fofana (Tony Harrisson), scream irrational dema [...]
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