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POOP TALK Q&A with Jason & Randy Sklar Opening Night at the Monicas.

POOP TALK producers-participants Jason and Randy Sklar will participate in a Q&A at the Monica Film Center after the 7:30 PM screening on Friday, February
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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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THE FEMALE BRAIN Q&A’s this Weekend at the Monicas.

THE FEMALE BRAIN director-star Whitney Cummings and actor Toby Kebbell will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center after the 7:10 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10 and after the 2 PM screening on Sunday, February 11. Actress Beanie Feldstein will participate in the Saturday Q&A. Co-writer Neal Brennan will participate in the Sunday
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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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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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FREAK SHOW Director Trudie Styler, Novelist James St. James, with Actors Abigal Breslin & Ian Nelson in Person at the Monicas for Q&A’s.

FREAK SHOW director Trudie Styler and actor Ian Nelson will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center after the 7:10 PM screenings Friday through Sunday, January 19, 20 and 21. Actress Abigail Breslin will join them for the Friday Q&A and novelist James St. James will join them for the Friday and Saturday Q&A's. David Arquette will serve as moderator Sunday
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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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Q&A’s for Acclaimed Documentary QUEST this Weekend at the Monicas.

QUEST filmmaker Jon Olshefski will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center after the 7:20 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, December 15 and 16, as well as the 2:20 screening on Saturday. L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang will moderate the Friday Q&A and NASHVILLE writer Tim Olshefski will moderate the Saturday
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THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR Filmmaker Q&A’s Opening Day at the Monicas.

THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR producer Beth Hubbard will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center after the 4:40 and 7:10 PM screenings on Friday, December 8. Producer Laurens Grant will join her for the second
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THE LIGHT OF THE MOON Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center.

THE LIGHT OF THE MOON Q&A schedule after 7:20 PM screenings:11/16: Screening hosted by Imagination WorldWide and The Film Collaborative, with a panel featuring Director Jessica M. Thompson, star Stephanie Beatriz (Bonnie), actor Conrad Ricamora (Jack), Producer Carlo Velayo, Co-Producer Myriam Schroeter, Cathy Hillman of UN Women and moderated by producer Michael Cuomo.11/17 ~ Panel with filmmakers.11/18 ~ Talkback hosted by Julie Rosing, producer-host of the Lady Parts Justice podcast ReproMadness with LPJ founder Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show.11/19: Seed&Spark/Big Vision screening with talkback hosted by Emily Best, th [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Elemental Choir Dec 3

This is a Free EventRSVP on EventbriteJoin us December 3 at the Monica Film Center as we usher in the winter holidays with the joyful sounds of ELEMENTAL CHOIR.The choir is a program of Elemental Music, created to inspire, train, and nurture young musicians in Santa Monica. The program began in 2004 by an SMMUSD music teacher who wanted to create an opportunity for elementary students to play in an orchestra throughout the school year, make new friends, and get excited about music. Since then, more than 1,000 students have participated in Elemental Music. Initially serving only 25 elementary school students, programs now serve [...]
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Gilbert Gottfried in Person for Q&A’s at the Fine Arts and Monicas.

Q&A's with Gilbert Gottfried on Friday 11/10 after the 7:00PM GILBERT screening at the Monica Film Center, after the 8:00PM show at the Ahrya Fine Arts, and on Saturday 11/11 after the 7:00PM show at the Monica Film Center.CLICK HERE for tickets.About the Film:Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite the career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980’s, he was thrust into public consciousness thanks to his brash personality and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man.Director N [...]
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JANE Filmmaker in Person this Weekend for a Santa Monica Q&A.

JANE filmmaker Brett Morgen will participate in a Q&A after the 7:50 PM screening at the Monica Film Center on Saturday, November
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LUCKY Director John Carroll Lynch in Person for a Monica Film Center Q&A.

LUCKY director John Carroll Lynch will participate in a Q&A after the 7 PM screening at the Monica Film Center on Monday, October
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FLESH AND BLOOD Q&A’s this Weekend in Santa Monica.

FLESH AND BLOOD writer-director-actor Mark Webber, actress Cheri Honkala, and actor Guillermo Santos will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center after the 7:30 shows on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28 and after the 2:10 show on Sunday, October 29. Actress Rosario Dawson will moderate the Friday Q&A; actor-screenwriter Will McCormack will moderate the Saturday Q&A; and Indiewire writer Steve Greene will moderate the Sunday
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MONOGAMISH Filmmaker Q&A’s After All Screenings.

MONOGAMISH filmmaker Tao Ruspoli will participate in Q&A's after all screenings November 5-8 at the Fine Arts, NoHo, Monica Film Center, and Playhouse. 
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THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES Q&A Tonight at the Monica Film Center.

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES director Phil Allocco, producer Isen Robbins, and actresses Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Gemma Forbes will participate in a Q&A after the 7:30 PM show at the Monica Film Center on Thursday, October
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THE WORK Filmmakers and Special Guests Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center.

THE WORK filmmakers Eon Mcleary and Miles Mcleary and other guests from the film will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center following the Friday - 7:40PM and Saturday - 7:40PM show on October 27 and
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HEAL Q&A’s with Special Guests All Weekend at the Monicas.

HEAL Q&A schedule this weekend at the Monica Film Center:FRIDAY 10/27 7:10pmPeter Crone, Patti Penn, Dianne Porchia, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, Moderator - Peter Rader (Producer of AWAKE and Writer of WATER WORLD)SATURDAY 10/28 4:30pmPeter Crone, Dianne Pocria, Dr Jeffrey Thompson, Moderator - TBDSUNDAY 10/29 4:30pmDr Michael Bernard Beckwith (Founder of Agape) and Filmmaker Kelly Noonan Gores, Moderator Ginger
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