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Cybill Shepherd In Person for BEING ROSE on Sunday in Beverly Hills

Actress Cybill Shepherd (The Last Picture Show, Moonlighting) will participate in a Q&A after the 3pm screening of BEING ROSE on Sunday, 1/20 at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills. The film also stars James Brolin and Pam Grier.Click here for tickets.About the film:After being diagnosed with serious health issues, ex-cop Rose Jones (Cybill Shepherd) goes on a road trip in a wheelchair to search for her estranged son. Along the way, she falls in love with Max (James Brolin), a handsome old cowboy who has come to a crossroads of his own. Pam Grier co-stars. Written and directed by Rod
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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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Q&A’s with Anna Zamecka, Oscar Shortlisted Filmmaker of COMMUNION.

COMMUNION filmmaker Anna Zamecka will participate in Q&A's at the Fine Arts on January 3 (after the 7:30 PM show); at the Laemmle Glendale on January 4 (following 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM shows); and at the Monica Film Center on January 5 (following 11:00 AM show).Sean Penn and the International Documentary Association's Claire Aguilar will co-host the January 3rd screening at the Fine Arts.
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YENTL 35th Anniversary with Oscar-winning Songwriter Alan Bergman In Person

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a musical holiday treat, the 35th anniversary screening of Barbra Streisand’s groundbreaking romantic drama, YENTL. After starring in many acclaimed and popular films, Streisand made her directorial debut with this adaptation of a provocative Isaac Bashevis Singer story, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards and won the Oscar for Original Song Score by Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Streisand also became the first woman to win a Golden Globe for directing.Streisand first thought of making a straight dramatic film of Singer’s sto [...]
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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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Nicolas Roeg’s DON’T LOOK NOW 45th Anniversary Screening in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a tribute to director Nicolas Roeg with a screening of his eerie, atmospheric thriller, DON'T LOOK NOW, on Tuesday, December 18 at Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.Roeg, who began as a master cinematographer, had a distinctive visual style that received perhaps its most brilliant expression in this suspenseful film adapted from a story by Daphne Du Maurier, the author of 'Rebecca.' Screenwriters Allan Scott and Chris Bryant retained the basic premise of the story but embellished and expanded it under Roeg’s guidance.Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland play a married c [...]
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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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GIGI 60th Anniversary Screening on December 8 at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of the most beloved and acclaimed musicals of all time, GIGI. The film won nine Academy Awards in 1958, including Best Picture, Best Director Vincente Minnelli, Best Adapted Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner, and Best Scoring by Andre Previn of the original songs by Lerner and his frequent collaborator, Frederick Loewe. At the time, that was the most Oscars ever awarded to a single film, and GIGI also has the distinction of being one of only three films in cinema history to win every Oscar for which it was nominated. GIGI was also perhaps the last great mus [...]
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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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Angela Lansbury In Person at 40th Anniversary of DEATH ON THE NILE on November 9 in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a special evening with Angela Lansbury to celebrate the 40th anniversary of DEATH ON THE NILE, which features one of her most captivating performances. The film is adapted from Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel, which boasted one of the author’s most diabolically clever mystery plots, along with sumptuous atmosphere and a compelling cast of characters.Producers John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin had scored a box office success in 1974 with a lush version of Dame Agatha’s 'Murder on the Orient Express,' featuring an all-star cast. In 1978 they decided to make a follow-up [...]
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WEED THE PEOPLE Premiere and Q&A on Tuesday, 10/30 at the Fine Arts. Q&A’s also at the NoHo. Details Below.

THE PEOPLE Q&A with director Abby Epstein and producer Ricki Lake following the premiere 7:30 PM show on Tuesday, 10/30 at the Fine Arts.Q&A's at the NoHo 7 are as follows:11/2 7:30 PM Abby Epstein & Ricki Lake, Sol Tryon & Mikki Willis11/3 4:50 PM Tracy Ryan, Josh Ryan, Jeffrey Raber and associate producer Adam Vine11/3 7:30 PM Dr. Bonni Goldstein, Dr. Susan Storch, AJ, Sheila and Chris Kephart11/4 4:40 PM Angela Smith & Chico Ryder11/5 7:30 PM Dr. Keith Heinzerling UCLA11/6 7:30 PM Tracy Ryan and Dr. Ziva Cooper, UCLA11/7 7:30 PM Tracy Ryan and Dr. Howard Padwa, UCLA11/8 7:30 PM Dr. Zilara Uskrup UCLA 
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AMERICAN GRAFFITI 45th Anniversary with Screenwriters and Co-stars In-person on October 23 in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 45th anniversary screening of one the most beloved comedies of the era, George Lucas’s AMERICAN GRAFFITI. The film earned five Oscar nominations in 1973, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress Candy Clark, and it was a box office smash, despite the studio’s nervousness about the film’s innovative structure and largely unknown cast (all of whom would go on to have extraordinary careers). “Where were you in ’62?” was the advertising tag line for the movie, and it tapped into the nostalgia that [...]
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THE BILL MURRAY STORIES Q&A at the Ahrya Fine Arts.

THE BILL MURRAY STORIES director Tommy Avallone will participate in a Q&A after the 7:30 PM show on Monday, Oct 22 at the Ahrya Fine
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65th Anniversary of HOUSE OF WAX in 3-D on October 13 at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills

This Halloween season Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 65th anniversary screening of the 1953 horror thriller HOUSE OF WAX, starring horrormeister Vincent Price, in 3-D. The film was a remake of Warner Bros.’ Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) with the added sensation of three-dimensional technology. This version is noteworthy for its creative use of 3-D and emphasis on storytelling over gimmicks.Directed by Andre de Toth from a screenplay by Crane Wilbur (adapted from the earlier film and the play The Wax Works by Charles Belden). Toth, a Hungarian émigré and workman director who remarkably had [...]
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Ophir Award Winner THE CAKEMAKER Will Have a Q&A on Tuesday, 10/16 at the Fine Arts.

THE CAKEMAKER filmmaker Ofir Raul Graizer and actor Tim Kalkhof will participate in a Q&A on Tuesday, 10/16 after the 7:30 PM show  at the Fine
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SUPERMAN 40th Anniversary Screening in 4K with Cast Member Q&A on Tuesday, October 9 in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 40th anniversary screening of the film that launched the comic book movie craze, the original SUPERMAN, directed by Richard Donner and starring new screen personality Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. Comics had inspired TV series and Saturday afternoon serials, but there had not been a big-budget attempt to capture the spirit of these fan favorites until Donner, working for producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind, gambled a huge budget on a screen version of DC Comics’ favorite superhero. The movie’s success spawned three sequels and also led to the first big-scre [...]
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Join Laemmle for Tour de Summer Camps on Oct. 28 and Earn Free Movies + Private Screening

This fall Laemmle is going to camp!  No, we're not scheduling a "campy film" retrospective for our Throwback Thursday series  (though that might be a good idea!).  We're going to an actual camp (Camp Alonim in Simi Valley to be precise) Oct. 28 to participate in the 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, a charity bicycle ride that generates scholarship funding for 13 L.A. area Jewish summer camps.  The idea is to provide any youngster who wants to attend summer camp the means to do so. What's not to love about that?Here's the best part: you can join us! That includes our very own Greg Laemmle, his wife Tish, and Laemm [...]
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CALL HER GANDA Q&A with Director PJ Raval at the Town center on Friday 9/28 and Fine Arts on 9/29

CALL HER GANDA  will have a Q&A sponsored by NQAPI (National Asian Pacific Islander Alliance) with director PJ Raval on Friday 9/28 after the 8:00 PM show at the Town Center and on Saturday 9/29 after 5:00 PM show at the Fine Arts. The Fine Arts's Q&A is hosted by Sundance Documentary Film Program and will be moderated by Tabitha
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QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION filmmaker in person opening weekend

QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION director Yony Leyser will participate in Q&A's after the Friday and Saturday evening screenings 9/28 and 9/29 at Fine
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WATER MAKES US WET at the Fine Arts with Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens & More in Person for a Q&A.

California Premiere of WATER MAKES US WET! Appearing live at the Ahrya Fine Arts on September 24 will be the directors, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, producer/cinematographer Keith Wilson, some of the cast, and the soundtrack composer David B. Steinberg. Plus a
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