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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: ISABELLA KELLY-RAMIREZ: WHO IS SHE? in Santa Monica

Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse presents ISABELLA KELLY-RAMIREZ: WHO IS SHE? Explore the bold, dynamic works of Kelly-Ramirez on Wednesday, September 5 in our intimate theatre setting. Our special event features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talk, and refreshments. Meet Isabella and stay for the wine, cheese, and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. A portion of the sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.About the ExhibitIsabella Kelly-Ramirez creates paintings and collages that introduce a host of fascinating females. Modern-day saints and su [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: McCabe’s Guitar Shop Sunday, August 5

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventWe are SOLD OUTEmail sheryl@laemmle.comFor wait list informationThey're back! Our good friends from McCabe's grace us once again with their musical gifts on Sunday, August 5. LAEMMLE LIVE presents McCabe's Guitar Shop for a free pop-up celebration of all things guitar and other choice instruments. McCabe's renowned teachers and students share their wit and wisdom with lively performances and demos. Hosted by Head of Music School Denny Croy at the Monica Film Center.It began in 1958. Furniture designer Gerald McCabe repaired guitars for his folk-singer wife’s musician friends who had no local mu [...]
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B-Movie Titan KING COHEN in Person for Q&A’s!

KING COHEN subject-star Larry Cohen and director Steve Mitchell will participate in Q&A's at the Fine Arts screenings on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, at the NoHo screening on Monday, July 23, and at the Monica Film Center screening on Thursday, July 26. Actor-interviewee Laurene Landon will join them for the Friday screening. Filmmaker-interviewee Mick Garris and screenwriter-interviewee David J. Schow will join them for the Monday
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: KIRK MANN: GAIA’S BLESSING at the Royal

Check out ART IN THE ARTHOUSE's latest exhibit at the Royal, KIRK MANN: GAIA'S BLESSING. These exquisite photographs are for sale and on display till September, 2018. Stop by our gallery at the theatre, no need to buy a movie ticket to view our art.About the exhibitWith awe and a reverence for nature, photographer KIRK MANN presents a unique artistic convergence. He envisions beauty, balance, birth, growth, decay, and dissolution as Gaia’s Blessing – where living organisms interact with their natural surroundings to form life-sustaining synergies. At age 19, Mann began to empathize with living beings in a whole new way. His i [...]
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CALLING ALL EARTHLING Q&A’s and Sound Baths!

All Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1 CALLING ALL EARTHLING screenings at the Fine Arts and the Sunday, July 1 screenings at the Playhouse will be feature live sound baths. There will be filmmaker Q&A’s after the Friday and Saturday screenings at the Fine Arts and each screening at the Playhouse, NoHo, and Monica Film and A?Friday June 29th @ 5PMAhrya Fine ArtsHelaine Anderson and Sacral SoundsnoSaturday June 30th @ 7:30PMAhrya Fine ArtsKassia Meador and Farmer DaveQ and ASunday July 1 @ 9:55PMAhrya Fine ArtsHelane Anderson from Sacral SoundsSunday July 1, 11amPasadena Playhouseyes sound bath, TBDQ and ASunday July 1, 7:30PMPasadena Pla [...]
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HALF THE PICTURE Q&A’s Friday and Saturday in Santa Monica.

HALF THE PICTURE filmmaker Amy Adrion will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center following the 7:10 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23. Melissa Goodman of the ACLU will join her for the Friday Q&A and filmmakers Kimberly Peirce (BOYS DON'T CRY), Nisha Ganatra and Tina Mabry (HBO's "Insecure" and OWN's "Queen Sugar") will join her for the Saturday
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IZZY GETS THE F*CK ACROSS TOWN Filmmaker Q&A Opening Night in Santa Monica.

IZZY GETS THE F*CK ACROSS TOWN writer-director Christian Papierniak will participate in a Q&A at the Monica Film Center after the 7:40 PM screening on Friday, June
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Musicians of Orchestra Santa Monica July 15

This is a Free Event RSVP on EventbriteWe are SOLD OUTEmail sheryl@laemmle.comFor wait list informationJoin us as LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents musicians from Orchestra Santa Monica at the Monica Film Center July 15. Lisa Kohorn-clarinet, Larry Kohorn and Cindy Bandel-violins, Brooke Wharton-viola, Eran Marcus-cello perform Alexander Krein Jewish Sketches #1, op. 12 and Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115  for clarinet in A with String Quartet.Founded in 2012, Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) has already established itself as an important civic institution, providing Santa Monica and its surrounding commu [...]
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Simon Baker in Person with BREATH Friday at the Monicas.

BREATH actor-writer-director Simon Baker will participate in a Q&A at the Monica Film Center following the 7 o'clock screening on Friday, June
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BERNARD AND HUEY Filmmaker Q&A Opening Weekend at the Monicas.

BERNARD AND HUEY director Dan Mirvish, producer Bernie Stern and actors Jim Rash, Sasha Alexander and Bellamy Young will participate in a Q&A at the Monica Film Center after the 7:30 PM screening and introduce the 10 PM screening on Friday, June 8. Actor Jay Renshaw will join Mr. Mirvish, Ms. Alexander, Mr. Rash and Ms. Bellamy for a Q&A after the 7:30 show on Saturday, June 9.Based on a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jules Feiffer, BERNARD AND HUEY is a comedy about two old friends who reconnect after 30 years apart, and the women who complicate their
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: DANIELA SCHWEITZER: THE JOYFUL DANCE TO WATER in Santa Monica

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE invites you to view our newest exhibit in Santa Monica, DANIELA SCHWEITZER: THE JOYFUL DANCE TO WATER. All works are for sale and on display till August 29, 2018. Please visit our galleries on both floors at the Monica Film Center next time you come for a movie. Or just stop by; movie tickets are not required to view our art.About the exhibitDANIELA SCHWEITZER is an artist, a painter, deeply connected to movement, light and the color of water. She captures moments and manifestations of aquatic colors, oceanic gatherings, and the compositional arc of a young dancer’s arms. With a nod to the Bay Area figurative mo [...]
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SOLLERS POINT Q&A’s this Weekend in Santa Monica.

SOLLERS POINT filmmaker Matthew Porterfield will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center following the 7:20 PM screening on Saturday, May 26 and the 4:30 PM screening on Sunday, May
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MARY SHELLEY Director Haifaa Al-Mansour Q&A’s at the Monicas.

MARY SHELLEY director Haifaa Al-Mansour will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center after the 7 o'clock screenings on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26. Stephen Saito of MOVEABLEFEST.COM will moderate Friday's Q&A and Christy Lemire of the L.A. Film Critics Association will moderate
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ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE Q&A’s Opening Weekend at the Monicas.

ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE director Matthew Miele will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, after the 7:10 PM shows. Jenelle Riley of Variety will join him for the Friday screening, Jazz Tangcay of Awards Daily for the Saturday
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Chamber Players June 3

Join us on June 3 as LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents chamber players from The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra at the Monica Film Center. LAYO is comprised of pre-college age musicians from greater Los Angeles who rehearse and perform classical symphonic masterworks and contemporary music. Collective talent, intellectual curiosity, and discipline are key to student performances of programs that model professional orchestras, more than conventional youth orchestras.Each season, the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra serves over 120 student musicians, ages 8-18, who hail from 60 different public and private schools. In addition to studying privately and atte [...]
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SAVING BRINTON Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center.

The SAVING BRINTON filmmakers and subject Michael Zahs will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, after the first evening screenings. Film journalist Susan King will moderate the Saturday
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MEASURE OF A MAN Q&A’s this Weekend in Santa Monica and Pasadena.

MEASURE OF A MAN director Jim Loach and producer Christian Taylor will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center after the 4:40 and 7:20 PM screenings on Saturday, May 12 and at the Playhouse 7 after the 11 AM and 1:40 PM shows on Sunday, May 13. Co-star Judy Greer will join them for the Sunday
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AMERICAN SOCIALIST: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EUGENE VICTOR DEBS Filmmaker Yale Strom in Person for Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center and Playhouse.

AMERICAN SOCIALIST filmmaker Yale Strom will participate in Q&A's on the following schedule: Friday May 4, 7:10 and 9:55pm in Santa Monica; Saturday, May 5 all Santa Monica screenings; Sunday, May 6 at the Playhouse for the 1:50pm show and the 7:10 and 9:55pm shows in Santa
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IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY Q&A’s with Filmmaker Tamer El Said.

IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY filmmaker Tamer El Said will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center after the 7 o'clock shows on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents ACADEMY PHILHARMONIC May 6

This is a Free Event RSVP on EventbriteLAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents the Academy Philharmonic, Sunday, May 6, 2018. Middle school students from the woodwind and brass sections of Elemental Music perform chamber music from different genres. Sunday's program will include Fire Dance by David Shaffer, March (from Second Suite in F) by Gustav Holst, arr. Scott Stanton, Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor, arr. James Curnow, and additional selections announced from the stage.Academy Philharmonic is a program of Elemental Music, created to inspire, train, and nurture young musicians in Santa Monica. The organization began in 2004 by a SMMUSD mu [...]
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