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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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Prepare for a wealth of high art this April, May and June because we'll be projecting some excellent stuff on screens at our Claremont, Beverly Hills, Encino, Pasadena and now Santa Monica locations as part of our ongoing Culture Vulture series. We begin April with a new production The Damnation of Faust, Berlioz's légende dramatique. Director Alvis Hermanis grapples with the complexity of bringing Faust to modern audiences, asking us to identify the Faust of our times. Seeing a modern equivalent to Faust's intellectual rigor in the fascinating mind of Stephen Hawking, Hermanis sets Berlioz's work on the futuristic eve of mankind's first s [...]
Update: Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Food Critic Jonathan Gold Sunday, March 27 in Pasadena. Click here for tickets. You're going to be hungry after watching CITY OF GOLD, the new doc about L.A. food critic extraordinaire JONATHAN GOLD. But that's not going to be a problem. Just hop on over to one of the restaurants listed below -- all found on Gold's list of 101 best -- conveniently located near your local Laemmle theater. Don't forget to share your favorite spots in the comments. We'd love to highlight a few of your more budget-friendly picks! CITY OF GOLD opens Friday, March 18th in Pasadena and Encino, and March 25th in NoHo [...]