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17200 Ventura Blvd.
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Interview: "Viggo Mortensen on THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY, LOTR and What His Movies Teach Him"

On Sunday the Newark Star-Ledger published a very good piece by film critic Stephen Whitty about actor Viggo Mortensen and his excellent new thriller THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY. It provides a glimpse into his unusual history and thoughts on acting, including what he likes about his latest role: "What's great about this kind of story, it leaves a lot of questions unanswered. It provokes conjectures about meaning and motivation. It's always great as an actor to play someone with a secret, but here you have secrets inside secrets... all the characters are lying to some degree, at least to themselves, and that makes for some very interesting roles. [...]
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Laemmle's Culture Vulture Mondays... and Tuesdays...Starts Monday!

A reminder that Laemmle’s Culture Vulture Mondays starts this Monday! We pick the best from the world of ballet, opera, stage, and fine art to feature on the big screen every Monday* at 7:30PM at every Laemmle location! Can’t make it Monday at 7:30PM? No problem! Catch discounted encore presentations Tuesdays at 1PM. Future presentations include LA TRAVIATA from the Opera National de Paris, the ballet LA BAYADERE from Russia's Mariinsky Theatre, and a guided tour through the works of MATISSE from London's Tate Modern museum. Visit our oft-updated Culture Vulture page for the latest information on upcoming selections. Laemmle’s Cultur [...]
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Deux Nouveaux Films this Weekend: Breillat & Huppert's ABUSE OF WEAKNESS + Garrel & Garrel's JEALOUSY

Attention, Francophiles and French expats: this weekend we are bringing two new films to our screens just for you: ABUSE OF WEAKNESS [Abus de faiblesse] Catherine Breillat's autobiographical film about her experience with a notorious swindler -- the intense Isabelle Huppert stars -- and Philippe Garrel's JEALOUSY [La jalousie], which stars his son Louis as part of a group of young people aging out of their bohemianism, some more smoothly than others. in Time Out New York Keith Uhlich wrote that JEALOUSY "cuts straight to the bone" and in the Village Voice Alan Scherstuhl called the film "vital and vigorous." About ABUSE Peter Sobczynski of Ro [...]
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L.A. Times' Kenneth Turan on Laemmle ZULU Screenings

In the coming days we will be screening Rialto Pictures' big, gorgeous 50th anniversary restoration of ZULU at our Claremont, Pasadena, Encino and West L.A. venues. Today the L.A. Times' chief film critic Kenneth Turan posted this review: Looking as fresh and shiny as the bright red uniforms of the British soldiers who are its protagonists, the 50th-anniversary digital restoration of the venerable "Zulu" takes us back in time twice over. In the most obvious sense, this British film goes back to 1879 and South Africa's Battle of Rorke's Drift, in which some 400 of Queen Victoria's finest held off 10 times their number in attacking Zulu w [...]
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JAKE SQUARED Q&A's at the Town Center 5

JAKE SQUARED filmmaker Howard Goldberg will participate in Q&A's after the 7:30 PM screenings at the Town Center on Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16. Actor Kevin Railsback will join him for the Saturday screening. [caption id="attachment_3702" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="JAKE SQUARED Writer-Director Howard Goldberg"][/caption]  
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