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Looking Forward to Looking Back: Repertory Cinema at Laemmle Theatres with Bergman, Truffaut and more.

We are beginning the fifth year of our Anniversary Classics and Anniversary Classics Abroad series -- our first three films back in 2015 were Exodus, Getting Straight and Where's Poppa? -- and got 2019 off to a strong start this week with Fellini's Amarcord. Here's what we have planning for the coming months:We'll screen Black Orpheus on February 20 at the Playhouse, Royal and Town Center. Winner of both the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and the Palme d’Or at Canne, Marcel Camus’ film brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping p [...]
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45th Anniversary Screenings of Federico Fellini’s AMARCORD January 16th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series launch our Anniversary Classics Abroad program for 2019 with one of the most acclaimed foreign-language films of the 1970s, Federico Fellini’s boyhood-memory masterpiece, AMARCORD. Actor Michael Forest, who worked on the film, will share some memories of working with Fellini in a Q&A before the screening at the Royal Theater.Fellini collected his fourth and final directing Oscar nomination for the film, which won the Academy Award as the year’s best foreign language film. It was also named the best film of the year by the New York Film Critics, and Fellini was their cho [...]
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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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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Kaleidoscope Orchestra January 27 in Santa Monica

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventLAEMMLE LIVE proudly launches its third season with the musicians of Kaleidoscope Orchestra. The critically acclaimed local conductorless chamber orchestra is dedicated to enriching lives through exhilarating concert experiences, artistic excellence, musician leadership, and connecting with the diverse communities of Los Angeles. They envision a world where commitment to collaborative artistic process results in profound orchestral performances that inspire people to pursue cooperation and artistry in their own creative, professional and personal lives. Benjamin Mitchell, President. For more info, please [...]
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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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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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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: HILL & STUMP at the Royal

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE happily welcomes back artists DAPHNE HILL and ANNA STUMP, this time to the Royal for a festival of color just in time for the holidays. Swing by our gallery for a look at their newest work. The exhibit runs through February, 2019.About the exhibitSuccessful collaboration in the world of painting is a rare phenomenon. The duo of HILL and STUMP,  known for their breathtaking floral compositions, have nourished a unique and productive partnership. In a kind of creative symbiosis, they appear to “finish each other’s sentences,” layering each piece and editing each other to create something entirely new. [...]
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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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Fifty-fifth Anniversary Screenings of Luchino Visconti’s THE LEOPARD on December 5th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 55th anniversary screening of acclaimed director Luchino Visconti’s sumptuous masterpiece, THE LEOPARD (Il Gattopardo). The film will close out the year for the popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program of showcasing vintage foreign-language cinema.The Leopard is based on the historical novel by Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa, an international best seller upon publication in 1958. The story is set in the 1860s during the turbulent period of the “Risorgimento,” the struggle for the unification of Italy.All this is reflected in the fate of one Sicilian aristocratic [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Crossroads School Jazz “A” Band December 2 in Santa Monica

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventLAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents the extraordinary Crossroads School Jazz "A" Band on Sunday, December 2, 2018 performing classic, contemporary and original jazz.Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a K-12, coed college preparatory school in Santa Monica, California. Crossroads was founded upon five basic commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity; and to the development of each student's physical well-being and full human potential. One in four students receives financi [...]
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THE FARM Q&A with Filmmaker Opening Night at the Town Center.

THE FARM filmmaker Hans Stjernswärd will participate in a Q&A following the 9:55 pm show on Friday,
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FAMILY IN TRANSITION Q&A’s Opening Weekend at the Town Center.

FAMILY IN TRANSITION filmmaker Ofir Trainin along with Amit and Yuval Tsuk will participate Q&A's after the 5:20 pm and 9:45 pm shows on Friday, 11/16 and on Saturday, 11/17 after the 1:00 pm and 3:10 pm
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THE DIVIDE Q&A Opening Night at the Town Center.

THE DIVIDE director/star Perry King will participate in a Q&A following the 7:00 pm show on Friday,
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Eightieth Anniversary Screenings of Jean Renoir’s GRAND ILLUSION on November 14 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program, Jean Renoir’s anti-war masterpiece, GRAND ILLUSION. We present this program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Renoir’s film is generally regarded as the finest set during the First World War, and it endures as a memorable lament for the loss of an entire generation.Part of the originality and impact of 'Grand Illusion' comes from the fact that it has no battle scenes. Much of it is set in a German prison camp where several French soldiers are under the command of an [...]
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THE WALDHEIM WALTZ Revisits One of the “Masters of Alternative Facts and Populism.”

We are opening the superb, "brutally relevant" new documentary THE WALDHEIM WALTZ next Friday, November 16 at the Royal and Town Center. "A timely and engagingly personal reminder of recent European history," the film has enjoyed wide acclaim. It's a film about truth and lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power. Filmmaker Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, and the outbreak of anti-Semitism [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Project LENS November 18 in Santa Monica

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventPlease join us for a very special event as LAEMMLE LIVE presents Project LENS for their Los Angeles debut event on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The event will be presented by LENS co-founders Ariel Mitnick and Rainer Crosett, with featured guest speaker Hillary Green-Lerman, an expert data scientist from DataCamp, the premier online educational platform for data science learning.Every Project LENS event features thrilling performances of classical music interwoven with a presentation from a non-musical field. For their LA debut, the LENS team will be revealing the commonalities between doing data scien [...]
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Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE 60th Anniversary Screenings October 17 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest installment in our popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program, 60th anniversary screenings of the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film of 1958, Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE. Tati made only six feature films over the course of his career (including Jour de Fete, Playtime, and Traffic), and this comedy—his first film in color—is considered one of the highlights. Tati had introduced the character of Mr. Hulot in Mr. Hulot’s Holiday, his highly praised film from 1953. He once again plays the character of Hulot in this more ambitious satire of moder [...]
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THE ADVOCATES Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center, Playhouse 7, NoHo 7 and Town Center 5.

Film CenterFriday, 10/19: Q&A following 7:20 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Mel Tillekeratne (advocate); & Alisa Orduña (Senior Advisor to the City Manager on Homelessness, City of Santa Monica). Moderated by Maryam Zar (Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils).Saturday, 10/20: Q&A following 7:20 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Rudy Salinas (advocate); special guests; and team members of United Way of Greater LA’s Everyone In campaign.Sunday, 10/21: Q&A following 7:20 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Claudia Perez (advocate with lived experien [...]
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THE SAMUEL PROJECT Cast and Crew will Participate in a Q&A Friday, 10/05 at the Town Center After the 7:10 PM Show and at the Music Hall Following the 7:40 PM Show.

THE SAMUEL PROJECT Q&A with Hal Linden and Ryan Ochoa Friday, 10/05 at the Town Center after the 7:10 PM show and at the Music Hall following the 7:40 PM
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: SCREENINGS in NoHo October 17

Artist ReceptionLaemmle NoHo 7Wednesday, October 17,  7-9 pmRSVP hereThis is a free eventLaemmle's Art in the Arthouse presents SCREENINGS, a new art show in Noho based on ideas of scale, reproduction, and projection. This special exhibit features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talks and the wine, cheese, and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.The artists are: Brody Albert, Stephen Aldahl, Theodora Allen, Allen Brewer, Andy Brown, Jason Burgess, Pablo Carrillo, Milano Chow, Michael Dopp, Andy Faul [...]
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