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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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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: PAUL GRONNER: LOST IN THE HOODOS in Pasadena

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE invites you to view our newest exhibit in Pasadena, photographer PAUL GRONNER: LOST IN THE HOODOS. All works are for sale and on display till April, 2018.About the exhibitWhere could a more perfect place be to lose oneself than amongst the Hoodos, the stunning spire-shaped rocks that blanket Southern Utah? In this photographic exhibition by PAUL GRONNER, the arresting Hoodos of Bryce Canyon National Park is just one of the locales showcased by the artist.His majestic suite of landscapes have been arranged in a keen, painterly fashion. Each work is well-sighted and ever-present.With an uncanny ability to sally forth into re [...]
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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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TCM Big Screen Classics Series Starts January 14th in Encino, Claremont, Pasadena, and Beverly Hills

Six decades of Hollywood hits come to select Laemmle Theatres in Encino, Claremont, Pasadena, and Beverly Hills as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present stars like Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, James Dean, Tom Hanks, Katharine Hepburn, Kim Novak, James Stewart, Gloria Swanson, John Travolta, Gene Wilder, Bruce Willis, Natalie Wood – and dozens more – in the yearlong “TCM Big Screen Classics” series.“TCM Big Screen Classics” series will present 13 unforgettable films spanning the 1930s to the 1990s, each accompanied by insightful, specially produced commentary from favorite TCM hosts. It starts Sun [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: BENNY FERDMAN: COOK-UP A SOUP AND OTHER TALES in Encino January 28

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE proudly presents COOK UP A SOUP AND OTHER TALES, featuring the works of visual artist and educator BENNY FERDMAN. Laemmle Theatres invites the community to join Ferdman for an artist talk, slide show on the big screen and refreshments on January 28, 11 am at Laemmle’s Town Center 5. Most artwork is for sale at this free exhibit, which runs through May 2018.About the Exhibit:As a collector of materials and stories from human, natural and cultural landscapes, BENNY FERDMAN’s artwork juxtaposes and reinterprets these images and tales to reclaim wonder in everyday life. Cook-Up a Soup And Other Tales is a collectio [...]
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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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BIG SONIA Filmmaker Q&A’s Opening Weekend at the Town Center & Music Hall.

Big Sonia Q&A Schedule:Music Hall, Beverly HillsFriday 12/8 at 7:20pm: Directors Leah Warshawski and Todd SolidaySaturday 12/9 at 2:30pm: Directors Leah Warshawski and Todd SolidaySaturday 12/9 at 7:20pm: Director Todd SolidayTown Center, EncinoSaturday 12/9 at 7:45pm: Director Leah WarshawskiSunday 12/10 at 3:15pm: Directors Leah Warshawski and Todd SolidaySunday 12/10 at 7:45pm: Directors Leah Warshawski and Todd SolidayBig Sonia praise:"Poignant" —The New York Times"It's brilliant" —Film Journal International“A stunning documentary” —Jeffrey Lyons, Lyons Den Radio, WCBS"A film about history, how we ca [...]
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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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Star-Studded WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH Q&A’s at the Royal and Town Center.

WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH Q&A schedule:November 17 - 7:30 PM at the Royal: Movie and Q & A with Carl Reiner & filmmaker Jason Wise;November 17 - 7:00 PM at the Town Center: Movie and Q & A with Peter Marshall & Christina Wise;November 18 - 2:40 PM at the Royal: Movie and Q & A with Rose Marie's daughter, Georgiana/Noopy & Jason Wise;November 18 - 7:00 PM at the Town Center: Movie and Q & A with Rose Marie, Peter Marshall, & Tom Bergeron;November 18 - 9:30 PM at the Town Center: Intros with Rose Marie, Peter Marshall, & Tom
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30th Anniversary: Lasse Hallstrom’s MY LIFE AS A DOG Screens November 15th in Pasadena, Encino, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the 30th anniversary of the American release of director Lasse Hallstrom’s breakthrough film, MY LIFE AS A DOG (1987).This screening, the latest installment of the Anniversary Classics Abroad program, takes place at three locations: Royal in West LA, Town Center in Encino, and Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on Wednesday, November 15 at 7PM. Presented digitally.Click here for tickets.The film, based on an autobiographical novel by Reidar Jonsson, was a huge art-house hit in 1987, and was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Lasse Hallstrom as Best Director and Screenplay from A [...]
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THE WHALES OF AUGUST 30th Anniversary Screening November 8th in Encino with Producer In-person

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 30th anniversary screening of THE WHALES OF AUGUST (1987), a poignant drama featuring an all-star cast of actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age.Silent screen legend Lillian Gish and two-time Oscar winner Bette Davis play elderly sisters spending the summer on an island off the coast of Maine, struggling with jealousy, loss and regret.The supporting cast includes Ann Sothern, who earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film, screen veterans Vincent Price (who co-starred with Davis in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex in 1939 and w [...]
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Holocaust historian Michael Berenbaum Q&A after PARADISE screening.

Holocaust historian Michael Berenbaum Holocaust historian Michael Berenbaum will participate in a Q&A after the 8 PM screening of PARADISE at the Town Center on Saturday, October
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SURVIVING PEACE Q&A’s with the Filmmaker at Four Laemmle Theaters.

SURVIVING PEACE director Josef Avesar will participate in Q&A's after the 7:20 PM screenings on October 13 at the Royal, October 14 at the Town Center, October 15 at the Claremont, and October 16 at the
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Agnes Varda and JR on FACES PLACES: “We embrace chance, we enlist it as an assistant!”

Eighty-nine-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places (originally titled [...]
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55th Anniversary Screenings of BOCCACCIO ’70 on Wednesday, October 18th in Encino, Pasadena, and West L.A.

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series presents a 55th anniversary screening of the Italian anthology film BOCCACCIO ’70 from 1962. It will play at three locations: Royal, Town Center 5 and Pasadena Playhouse 7 on October 18, 2017, as part of our popular Anniversary Classics Abroad series.International omnibus films were in vogue during the golden age of the art house in the early 1960s, and BOCCACCIO ’70 was the most critically and commercially successful of these anthologies.The film is a four part production about morality and love, re-imagining how the ribald Renaissance author Giovanni Boccaccio might have prese [...]
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