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YOUNG KARL MARX Filmmaker Raoul Peck in Person for Q&A’s.

YOUNG KARL MARX filmmaker Raoul Peck will participate in Q&A's after the 7 PM show on Tuesday, February 27 at the Royal and after the 7:10 show on Wednesday, February 28 at the
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THE SQUARE Actor Terry Notary in Person at the Royal for a Q&A.

THE SQUARE actor Terry Notary will participate in a Q&A at the Royal after the 7:30 PM screening on Tuesday, February
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Almodovar’s WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN February 21st in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series continue our Anniversary Classics Abroad program with Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar’s international breakthrough film, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. This delightful farce was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988, and was named best foreign film that year by both the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle.Carmen Maura, who has been a frequent Almodovar collaborator and is Spain’s most honored contemporary actress, stars as a soap opera actress sent into a spiral of comic misfortune when her longtime lover dump [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: DAVE FOX: A TALE OF TWO CITIES

RSVP HEREThis is a Free EventART IN THE ARTHOUSE proudly presents DAVE FOX: A TALE OF TWO CITIES featuring the works of artist Dave Fox. Laemmle Theatres invites the community to join Rabbi Karen Fox for an artist talk, a slideshow on the big screen and refreshments on March 7 at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre. The artwork is for sale at this free exhibit, which runs through June 2018.About the exhibit:Born in 1920 in Vienna, Dave Fox was a storyteller in paint, ink and clay. His art, captured in his sketchbook, his constant companion throughout his life, reflected what he saw every day wandering the Austrian countryside and wha [...]
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Laemmle’s Umpteenth Annual Oscar Contest, 2018 Edition!

It’s time for our annual Predict the Oscars Contest! The person who most accurately predicts the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s choices in all 24 categories, from the shorts to Best Motion Picture, will win fabulous prizes (free movies and concessions at Laemmle)!First place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $150. Second place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $100. Third place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $50. Entries are due by 10AM the morning of the awards ceremony on March 4thNot sure what a Laemmle Premiere Card is? Think of it like a prepaid gift card for yourself! Use it to pay for movie tickets and c [...]
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Double Feature: THE WAY WE WERE and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE on February 13th in NoHo, Pasadena, and West LA

Twofer Tuesdays return just in time for Valentine’s Day. Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a double feature of two all-time romantic favorites, THE WAY WE WERE and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE.Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford demonstrate matchless chemistry in THE WAY WE WERE, which received six Oscar nominations in 1973, including a nod for Streisand as Best Actress. The picture won two Oscars, for Marvin Hamlisch’s memorable score and Best Song, written by Hamlisch, Marilyn and Alan Bergman.Streisand plays a college radical who falls in love with the apolitical campus jock, who also happens to be a gifted [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra February 4

This is a Free EventRSVP on EventbriteLAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles' award-winning conductorless chamber orchestra. Benjamin Hoffman, Chiai Tajima, Alex Granger, and Clement Chow will perform the Bartok String Quartet 5 and Mozart Dissonance Quartet. Dedicated to enriching lives through concert experiences and artistic excellence, the orchestra makes profound connections with diverse communities of Los Angeles, performing music that speaks profoundly, whether written today or centuries ago.About Kaleidoscope Chamber OrchestraWe stretch the boundaries for what is thought possible without a conductor, both by [...]
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55th Anniversary Screening of Federico Fellini’s 8 ½ on January 17th in Pasadena, Encino, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series launch our Anniversary Classics Abroad program for 2018 with one of the most influential and highly acclaimed of all foreign films: Federico Fellini’s autobiographical masterpiece, 8 ½.8 ½ screens Wednesday, January 17 at 7pm in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA. Click here for tickets.Fellini had already won two Oscars in the 1950s, and in 1963, 8 ½ scored the most Oscar nominations of any foreign film up to that time, with a total of five, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (by Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli and Brunello Rondi). It won [...]
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Happy New Year! Enjoy the Beginning of 2018 by Seeing All the Shortlisted Foreign Language Oscar Nominees on the Big Screen.

This year intrepid moviegoers will have a chance to see every one of the shortlisted foreign films in theaters. The Academy received submissions from around the world, 92 nations in all, and has whittled them down to these lucky nine. (Anne Thompson of Indiewire has a good breakdown about the snubs and surprises here.)We open the Hungarian drama ON BODY AND SOUL this Friday at the Music Hall. We've been playing the hit Swedish comedy THE SQUARE since November. We have Fatih Akin's IN THE FADE (Germany), starring a fierce Diane Kruger, right now at the Royal and starting Friday at the Playhouse and Town Center. (We'll also host [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE celebrates Season Two with Samohi Chamber Orchestra and KUSC’s Rich Capparela January 21

This is a Free EventRSVP on EventbriteCome celebrate with LAEMMLE LIVE! It's our first anniversary and we are launching season two with an encore performance by Santa Monica High School's Chamber orchestra performing Bartök Divertimento and solo works. Joni Swenson and Jason Aiello, Music Directors. Guest host KUSC Announcer Rich Capparela, who opened our series last year, shares his musical wit and wisdom. Samohi has a long tradition of musical excellence. Several factors contribute to the strength of the music program including strong elementary and middle school programs, a supportive community, and an outstanding music [...]
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IN THE FADE Filmmaker Fatih Akin in Person for a Q&A at the Royal.

IN THE FADE filmmaker Fatih Akin will participate in a Q&A at the Royal after the 7:20 PM screening on Friday, January
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Ai Weiwei In Person with his Oscar-shortlisted Doc HUMAN FLOW on Saturday, January 6th in West LA

Artist, activist, and filmmaker Ai Weiwei will participate in a Q&A at the Royal theater in West LA after a special screening of his Oscar-shortlisted documentary HUMAN FLOW at 10AM on Saturday, January 6th. Ella Taylor of NPR will moderate. Click here for tickets.About the film:Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the stagg [...]
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Martin Sheen in Person at the Royal for a Q&A and KILLING FOR LOVE.

Actor-writer-activist Martin Sheen will participate in a Q&A at the Royal on Friday, December 15 after the 7 PM screening of KILLING FOR LOVE and signing copies of the book 'A Far, Far Better Thing: Did a Fatal Attraction Lead to a Wrongful Conviction?,' for which he wrote the foreword.[caption id="attachment_11339" align="aligncenter" width="267"] Martin
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THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES Filmmaker Q&A’s Opening Weekend.

THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES filmmaker Emmett Malloy will participate in Q&A's at the Royal after the 7:10 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9. Ella Taylor of NPR will
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MACHINES Filmmaker in Person for Q&A’s this Sunday at the Royal.

MACHINES director Rahul Jain will participate in Q&A's at the Royal after the 11 AM screenings this Sunday, November
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Jewish Journal L.A.: ‘1945’ Examines Postwar Angst in Hungary.

‘1945’ Examines Postwar Angst in HungaryBY TOM TUGEND | PUBLISHED NOV 17, 2017An ancient train, belching black smoke, pulls into a station near an unnamed Hungarian village and out step two Orthodox Jews. Not losing a moment, the stationmaster sounds the alarm: “The Yids are coming!”The year — and the title of the movie — is “1945,” a time when the inhabitants of the village and the rest of their countrymen have arrived at a junction in history and are unsure which path to follow.While Hungary’s Holocaust-themed movie “Son of Saul” won the Academy Award for foreign-language fil [...]
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10th Annual Christmas Eve FIDDLER SING-A-LONG is Around the Corner! Tickets now available!

*** FIDDLER UPDATES  (skip to main article)We're pleased to announce an dynamic and eclectic line-up of Fiddler Hosts for 2017!Ahrya Fine ArtsKenny Ellis - entertainer, comedian, singer of Hanukah Swings! - BUY TIXRoyalGustavo Bulgach - musician, bandleader of Klezmer Juice - BUY TIXNoHo 7Susan Edwards Martin - Broadway star, entertainer - BUY TIXPlayhouseJason Moss - of Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pamona Valleys - BUY TIXTown Center 5Steve Sass - of Jewish Historical Society (5:00pm show) - BUY TIX Cantor Phil Baron - of Valley Beth Shalom (7:30pm show) - BUY TIXClaremont 5C [...]
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Former ADL National Director Abe Foxman on the New Film ‘1945:’ “An astonishing new achievement.”

Based on the acclaimed story "Homecoming" by Gábor T. Szántó, 1945 is a haunting film about the deep undercurrents beneath the surface of a quaint village that's ultimately forced to face up to its "ill-gotten gains" from the Second World War. We open 1945 next week at the Royal, Town Center, and Playhouse and next month at the Claremont 5. Former National Director of the Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman saw and loved the movie and wrote the following about it:"The Hungarian Jewish experience during WWII was unique among European countries. Until 1944, Hungarian Jews lived in relative safety despite anti-Jewish [...]
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WATCH: Director Ferenc Török Invites YOU to ‘1945,’ Opening November 24. Plus: His Q&A Schedule.

Theatres is pleased to open 1945 on November 24 at the Royal, Playhouse, and Town Center and December 8 at the Claremont 5.'1945' Q&A schedule with director Ferenc Török:Friday, November 24th3:15pm Show - Town Center 5, Encino7:50pm Show - Royal, West LASaturday, November 25th3:15pm Show - Town Center 5, Encino7:50pm Show - Royal, West LASunday, November 26th1:40pm Show - Playhouse 7, Pasadena3:15pm Show - Town Center 5, Encino5:35pm Show - Royal, West LA** with Michael Berenbaum, director of the Sigi Ziering Institute atAmerican Jewish University
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Q&A’s with THE DIVINE ORDER Filmmaker Petra Volpe Opening Weekend at the Royal.

THE DIVINE ORDER writer-director Petra Volpe will participate in Q&A's after the 7 PM screenings at the Royal on Friday and Saturday, November 17 and
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