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Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest installment in our Anniversary Classics Abroad series , Louis Malle’s irreverent and often uproarious comedy, MURMUR OF THE HEART , which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay of 1972. During the course of his career, Malle proved himself one of the most astonishingly versatile of all international directors. His movies ran the gamut from the influential French noir, Elevator to the Gallows to the sexually daring drama, The Lovers, which was charged with obscenity and eventually cleared by the United States Supreme Court; the dark screwball comedy, Zazie dans [...]

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics series present two of the less frequently revived films from the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock: a 75th anniversary screening of the World War II-era thriller, SABOTEUR , and a 45th anniversary screening of one of his final films, FRENZY . See two films for the price of one on June 6th at the Ahrya Fine Arts, NoHo 7, and Pasadena Playhouse 7. Presented on DCP. Click here to buy tickets to the 5pm show of SABOTEUR, admission to the 7:20pm FRENZY is included. Click here to get tickets to the 7:20pm show of FRENZY, admission to the 9:45pm SABOTEUR is included. Both films are variations on one of [...]

If you haven't done so yet, next Tuesday, April 25 will be a good time to catch RUNNING WITH THE BULLS, Art in the Arthouse's recent exhibit at the NoHo 7 featuring the works of FRANCISCO ALVARADO. That's because we'll be having a "late-show celebration" Tuesday, April 25 from 7-9pm, featuring a slide show, artist talk, and of course, the usual food and beverage treats AAH is known for. Drawing inspiration from nature and his travels, Alvarado creates powerful works utilizing a fascinating process that combines technology and hands-on manipulation of acrylic paint, mixed media and digital imaging. Curated by Joshua Elias , the exhibit runs through [...]

*** 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 Federation of the San Gabriel and Pamona Valleys - BUY TIX Royal Eli Batalion - [...]

[caption id="attachment_8017" align="alignright" width="370"] I Don’t Roll On Shabbos | cut and welded found metal[/caption] Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse is delighted to present DAVID BUCKINGHAM: NOBODY LIKES A SMARTASS, a solo exhibit curated by KATE STERN of the renowned Frostig Collection . Buckingham is a unique craftsman. Harnessing found metals to produce dynamic assemblages, he breaks the mold of contemporary art practices. The exhibition takes place Aug. 30 to Nov. 30, 2016 and inhabits both floors of Laemmle's stunning new venue, the Monica Film Center . --- Scroll down for more images --- About the Exhibit : After a successful career as [...]

It comes as no surprise that DYING TO KNOW , Gay Dillingham's documentary has been held over at three Laemmle locations ( Monica Film Center , Playhouse 7 and Claremont 5 ). After all, it chronicles the intriguing friendship between TIMOTHY LEARY and RAM DASS, two of the 60s most fascinating luminaries. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the film has been playing to great critical and audience acclaim. To wit, check out this short video clip featuring audience footage from the film's premiere at the Royal last week. To celebrate this sleeper hit, we've procured a copy of Ram Dass' seminal book BE HERE NOW signed by the great mystic himself! ENTER BELOW [...]

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE invites you to experience The Pasadena Art Show 2016 featuring stunning and diverse works from 23 talented, local artists. RSVP BELOW to the opening reception this Thursday, June 2, 6-9pm at Laemmle's Playhouse 7 Theatre in Pasadena. The celebration includes the exhibit, curator talk, and artist presentation/slide show on the big screen! Curator's Statement: We are honored to feature a spirited array of local artists in this, our second annual Pasadena community show. The cord that binds these diverse talents is more lyrical than stylistic. In a time when reason, logic, and subtlety fall prey to spectacle this group leads with [...]

Recently, there's been a lot of commotion surrounding the seminal artist EVA HESSE, including a recent exhibit at the Whitney , a current show in DTLA at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, and of course, the opening of the film EVA HESSE at four of our venues. Directed by Marcie Begleiter and produced by Karen Shapiro, the documentary is the first feature-length examination of Hesse's life and work. [caption id="attachment_7577" align="alignleft" width="151"] Barbara Brown, photographer[/caption] In addition to all this, our fine arts program, Art in the Arthouse , has jumped into the fray with ARCHIVING HESSE an exhibit at the Monica that includes [...]

*** FIDDLER UPDATES ( skip to main article ) We're pleased to announce an all-star line-up of Fiddler Hosts for 2015! Also, as in year's past, we'll have food trucks out at select locations. Here's the per-location rundown of what's shaking in the shtetl: Ahrya Fine Arts Dr. Ron Wolfson - author, professor - BUY TIX BONUS! - Dr. Wolfson will be signing a copies of his new book , The Best Boy in the United States of America: A Memoir of Blessings and Kisses. Claremont 5 Cantor Paul Buch - BUY TIX NoHo 7 Craig Taubman - entertainer, community organizer - BUY TIX FOOD TRUCK - The Deli Doctor (truck food welcome inside the theater) Playhouse Gary [...]

"The L.A. River is on the mend and safe to paddle," declares L.A. River Kayak Safari , the outfit that offers guided kayak tours throughout the summer. Kayak season has indeed officially begun and you can now book your adventure through the end of September. Your L.A. River excursion will take you through the beautifully restored and surprisingly bucolic Elysian Valley stretch that runs just south of Griffith Park. Having taken advantage of this opportunity last year, this an experience we highly recommend! Returning the L.A. River to a more pristine state and making it more hospitable for both people and wildlife has been of paramount concern of [...]