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Looking Forward to Looking Back: Repertory Cinema at Laemmle Theatres with Bergman, Truffaut and more.

We are beginning the fifth year of our Anniversary Classics and Anniversary Classics Abroad series -- our first three films back in 2015 were Exodus, Getting Straight and Where's Poppa? -- and got 2019 off to a strong start this week with Fellini's Amarcord. Here's what we have planning for the coming months:We'll screen Black Orpheus on February 20 at the Playhouse, Royal and Town Center. Winner of both the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and the Palme d’Or at Canne, Marcel Camus’ film brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping p [...]
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Q&A with Pawel Pawlikowski, Director of the Oscar Shortlisted Film COLD WAR, on January 12th in West LA

Q&A with Pawel Pawlikowski, director of the Oscar shortlisted film COLD WAR, following the 5:20 pm show on Saturday, January 12th at the Royal in West LA. His previous film IDA won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014. Click here for
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Q&A with Hirokazu Kore-eda, Oscar Shortlisted Filmmaker of SHOPLIFTERS on January 13th in West LA

Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda will participate in a Q&A following the 1:20pm screening of his Oscar shortlisted, Palme d'Or winning masterpiece, SHOPLIFTERS, on Sunday, January 13th at the Laemmle Royal in West LA. Click here for tickets. NPR film critic Ella Taylor will
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45th Anniversary Screenings of Federico Fellini’s AMARCORD January 16th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series launch our Anniversary Classics Abroad program for 2019 with one of the most acclaimed foreign-language films of the 1970s, Federico Fellini’s boyhood-memory masterpiece, AMARCORD. Actor Michael Forest, who worked on the film, will share some memories of working with Fellini in a Q&A before the screening at the Royal Theater.Fellini collected his fourth and final directing Oscar nomination for the film, which won the Academy Award as the year’s best foreign language film. It was also named the best film of the year by the New York Film Critics, and Fellini was their cho [...]
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The Distant Barking of Dogs Q&A Opening Weekend at the Royal.

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS filmmakers Simon Lereng and Monica Hellstrøm will participate in a Q&A after the 11 am show on Sunday,
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Happy New Year! See the Shortlisted Foreign Films at Laemmle Theatres!

And then there were nine. Eighty-seven nations submitted one film each to compete for the 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and last month the Academy announced its shortlist. Cinephiles can now or very soon see all but one of these extraordinary movies, which tell stories of Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and Asia, on a Laemmle screen:Birds of Passage (Colombia), dirs.: Cristina Gallego/Ciro GuerraThe Guilty (Denmark), dir: Gustav MollerNever Look Away (Germany), dir: Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckShoplifters (Japan), dir: Hirokazu Kore-edaAyka (Kazakhstan), dir: Sergei Dvortsevoy (this one i [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Kaleidoscope Orchestra January 27 in Santa Monica

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventLAEMMLE LIVE proudly launches its third season with the musicians of Kaleidoscope Orchestra. The critically acclaimed local conductorless chamber orchestra is dedicated to enriching lives through exhilarating concert experiences, artistic excellence, musician leadership, and connecting with the diverse communities of Los Angeles. They envision a world where commitment to collaborative artistic process results in profound orchestral performances that inspire people to pursue cooperation and artistry in their own creative, professional and personal lives. Benjamin Mitchell, President. For more info, please [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE: More Art for the Holidays

If you are in Claremont, Pasadena, NoHo or West Los Angeles this holiday season, check out our fine art galleries. No ticket required. Laemmle's ART IN THE ARTHOUSE continues to connect film audiences with the visual arts all year long and our artwork is for sale.  You might be inspired to buy a memorable work of art for someone special. Our CLAREMONT ART SHOW, curated by Joshua Elias, is winding down in late January. Highlights include digital works by Ron Dunlap, florals by Kathy Leeds and dynamic images by James Miley. Or peruse the artworks of our PASADENA artists including the playful collages of Lois Keller, bol [...]
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Q&A with filmmaker of COLD WAR this Weekend at the Royal.

Director of COLD WAR, Pawel Pawlikowski, will participate in a Q&A following the 5:20 pm show on Saturday, 1/12 at the Laemmle Royal in West
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE: Art for the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, why not consider giving a meaningful gift of art or simply stop by to view our galleries. No tickets required. ART IN THE ARTHOUSE connects film audiences with the visual arts all year long and our artwork is for sale.  We proudly deliver a unique, alternative art-viewing experience at seven of our nine venues. You might be inspired to buy a memorable work of art for someone special.Check out the bold, dynamic paintings and collages of Isabella Kelly-Ramirez at the Monica Film Center. Ramirez coopts images from fashion and art magazines, repurposing them to create surreal urban legends and ironi [...]
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Our 11th Annual Christmas Eve FIDDLER SING-ALONG is Just Around the Corner! Get Tickets Now!

UPDATE! We're pleased to announce our Fiddler Hosts for 2018!  Click here for bios.(skip to main article)Music HallMichael Schlesinger - NEW! - writer, producer, and classic film expert, appearing on behalf of The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - BUY TIXAhrya Fine ArtsRobbo - NEW! - singer, songwriter, and song leader, appearing on behalf of Shalom Institute, home of Camp JCA Shalom - BUY TIXPlayhouseCantor Aviva Rosenbloom - NEW! - appearing on behalf of the Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pamona Valleys - BUY TIXGlendaleElissa Glickman - NEW! - community leader, appearing on behalf of Glendale A [...]
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Fifty-fifth Anniversary Screenings of Luchino Visconti’s THE LEOPARD on December 5th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 55th anniversary screening of acclaimed director Luchino Visconti’s sumptuous masterpiece, THE LEOPARD (Il Gattopardo). The film will close out the year for the popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program of showcasing vintage foreign-language cinema.The Leopard is based on the historical novel by Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa, an international best seller upon publication in 1958. The story is set in the 1860s during the turbulent period of the “Risorgimento,” the struggle for the unification of Italy.All this is reflected in the fate of one Sicilian aristocratic [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Crossroads School Jazz “A” Band December 2 in Santa Monica

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventLAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents the extraordinary Crossroads School Jazz "A" Band on Sunday, December 2, 2018 performing classic, contemporary and original jazz.Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a K-12, coed college preparatory school in Santa Monica, California. Crossroads was founded upon five basic commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity; and to the development of each student's physical well-being and full human potential. One in four students receives financi [...]
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Dyan Cannon In Person for 45th Anniversary of THE LAST OF SHEILA on November 28 in West LA

Following our sold-out screening of Death on the Nile, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present another treat for mystery lovers. THE LAST OF SHEILA is a modern-day whodunit, and according to Newsweek, “the story moves through intellectual gymnastics reminiscent of the best of Agatha Christie.” The scintillating screenplay represents the only script ever written by celebrated composer Stephen Sondheim, which he co-authored with actor Anthony Perkins.Sondheim, Perkins, and director Herbert Ross were all fans of murder mystery games, and they channeled their enthusiasm into this intricate, suspenseful thriller, [...]
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Eightieth Anniversary Screenings of Jean Renoir’s GRAND ILLUSION on November 14 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program, Jean Renoir’s anti-war masterpiece, GRAND ILLUSION. We present this program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Renoir’s film is generally regarded as the finest set during the First World War, and it endures as a memorable lament for the loss of an entire generation.Part of the originality and impact of 'Grand Illusion' comes from the fact that it has no battle scenes. Much of it is set in a German prison camp where several French soldiers are under the command of an [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Project LENS November 18 in Santa Monica

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventPlease join us for a very special event as LAEMMLE LIVE presents Project LENS for their Los Angeles debut event on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The event will be presented by LENS co-founders Ariel Mitnick and Rainer Crosett, with featured guest speaker Hillary Green-Lerman, an expert data scientist from DataCamp, the premier online educational platform for data science learning.Every Project LENS event features thrilling performances of classical music interwoven with a presentation from a non-musical field. For their LA debut, the LENS team will be revealing the commonalities between doing data scien [...]
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Two Horror Classics from the Universal Studio Vaults on Tuesday, October 30 in Pasadena, NoHo, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a double feature of classic Universal studios’ horror films on the eve of Halloween, October 30, in our popular Twofer Tuesday (two films for the price of one) program. We will show a “double treat” of the 85th anniversary of THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) paired with the 70th anniversary of the horror-comedy ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948).THE INVISIBLE MAN was a key entry in the cycle of terror films from Universal studios in the early 1930s that helped secure its reputation as the “house of horror” in the early sound era. Produced by Carl Laem [...]
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Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE 60th Anniversary Screenings October 17 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest installment in our popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program, 60th anniversary screenings of the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film of 1958, Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE. Tati made only six feature films over the course of his career (including Jour de Fete, Playtime, and Traffic), and this comedy—his first film in color—is considered one of the highlights. Tati had introduced the character of Mr. Hulot in Mr. Hulot’s Holiday, his highly praised film from 1953. He once again plays the character of Hulot in this more ambitious satire of moder [...]
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306 HOLLYWOOD Q&A’s Opening Weekend at the Royal.

306 10/12:7:50 PM - Q&A with directors Elan and Jonathan Bogarin and moderated by the Sundance Institute's Tabitha Jackson.Saturday, 10/13:3:10 PM - Creative Distribution panel with directors Elan and Jonathan Bogarin and Sundance Institute's Liz Manashil.7:50 PM - "Cleaning Up Grief and Loss" with directors Elan and Jonathan Bogarin, Sarah Troop of Order of the Good Death, and Julie Naylon of No More Wire Hangers.Sunday, 10/14:3:10 PM -"End of Life" with directors Elan and Jonathan Bogarin and Betsy Trapasso of Death and the Arts.7:50 PM - "The Soundtrack of a Life" with Sundance Institute's Peter Golub and Composer Troy Herion.Tuesday, [...]
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THE HAPPY PRINCE Writer, Director & Actor Rupert Everett will Participate in a Q&A at the Royal.

THE HAPPY PRINCE Q&A with Rupert Everett on Sunday Oct. 14 following the 4:20 PM show at the
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