Ahrya Fine Arts

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On Sunday, October 27 at the Ahrya Fine Arts, we'll screen one of the finest films of the year, AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL , in honor of its late creator. Set under the gloomy skies of a small town in northern China, the movie follows different protagonists whose lives are intertwined in a furious tale of nihilistic rage. Written, directed and edited by Hu Bo, it's the novelist-turned-director's first and only feature. On October 12, 2017, at the age of 29, he killed himself soon after completing the film. Based on a story with the same title from his 2017 novel Huge Crack , it premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won [...]

HandMade Films was the boutique movie company created by George Harrison to finance MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN. Started by a Beatle to help some Pythons, the company went on to revitalize the British film industry with movies such as TIME BANDITS, WITHNAIL & I, MONA LISA, and many others.Celebrate 40 years of HandMade Films with the first-ever U.S. retrospective of the films made by the studio. THE OTHER HANDMADE'S TALE runs Thursday, October 10th through Sunday, October 20th at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills. presented by The Mods & Rockers Film Festival in association with Laemmle Theatres. Opening night on Thursday, October 10th will [...]

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a double dose of classic film noir in the popular Twofer program (two features for the price of one) with 75th anniversary screenings of DOUBLE INDEMNITY and LAURA , two of the most lauded films of 1944 and the entire noir canon. The double feature will screen at two Laemmle locations: Pasadena Playhouse on September 26 and Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills on September 28. DOUBLE INDEMNITY is writer – director Billy Wilder’s film adaptation (with co-scripter Raymond Chandler) of a crime novella by James M. Cain, a tawdry tale of an insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray) and duplicitous dame [...]

THE PLAGIARISTS Q&A's:Friday, August 30: 7:30pm–– James N. Kienitz Wilkins, moderated by critic Carson LundSaturday, August 31: 5:15pm & 7:30pm––Q&As w/ James N. Kienitz Wilkins, moderated by author and filmmaker Brandon Harris (5:15pm) and artist and actress Nour Mobarak (7:30pm) [...]

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a tribute to the late Peter Fonda with a screening of his landmark movie, EASY RIDER on Saturday, September 7th at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills.When the movie opened to huge grosses in the summer of 1969, it changed the course of Hollywood, setting the entire industry on a quest for films that would appeal to the same younger generation that had embraced the ultimate motorcycle movie made by Fonda and director Dennis Hopper. Easy Rider, produced and co-written by Fonda, was made for less than $400,000 and grossed $60 million, a feat that no other youth movie was ever able to [...]

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series , partnered with retro pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix, present a 65th anniversary screening of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz comedy classic THE LONG, LONG TRAILER , directed by Vincente Minnelli.The Special Event evening features Phoenix with his retro slide show tribute to the film, its iconic stars, and the colorful history of travel trailers. THE LONG, LONG TRAILER (1954) is a comedy showcasing the talents of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz at the height of their popularity. MGM studio executives questioned the box office viability of a movie with the married couple since they could be seen [...]

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a screening of one of the landmark comedies of the 1960s and perhaps the best screen rendition of the work of Philip Roth: the adaptation of his National Book Award-winning novella, GOODBYE, COLUMBUS .The movie launched the careers of its two stars, Richard Benjamin and Ali MacGraw, who will both join us for this reunion screening, along with the film’s director, Larry Peerce. Roth was a master chronicler of the Jewish-American experience, and this film version dealt forthrightly and sardonically with the author’s favorite milieu. In focusing on a doomed love affair between a young [...]

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE is delighted to welcome artist DAVID PALMER and his mouthwatering new show, RetroPop. The show will run at the Royal till November 2019. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles. About the Exhibit As a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the late 80s, pop artist DAVID PALMER drew inspiration from his mentors JOHN ROY and GREGORY GILLESPIE. Between Roy’s analytical rigor and Gillespie’s wildly improvisational methods, Palmer unearthed an exploratory approach to image-making that evokes dreams and memories, literature and film, science, popular [...]

“Don’t expose him to bright light. Don’t ever get him wet. And don’t ever, ever feed him after midnight.” Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the delicious horror comedy, GREMLINS , which demonstrated the dire consequences of ignoring those three simple rules. Chris Columbus (the writer or director of such hit films as 'The Goonies,' 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Home Alone,' and the first two Harry Potter movies) conceived the story, and Steven Spielberg acted as executive producer, but it was director Joe Dante who set the distinctive tone of “malicious madcap mischief,” in the words of Newsweek’s David Ansen. Dante had already [...]

BEFORE STONEWALL Special Screening Schedule:Friday night at 7:30pmGALECA - Society of LGTBQ Entertainment CriticsQ&A with Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg, & Andrea WeissSaturday night at 7:30pmONE Archives Foundation Q&A with Robert RosenbergSunday afternoon at 1:30pmLos Angeles Blade Magazine Q&A with Robert Rosenberghttps://vimeo.com/313875495 [...]

BEFORE STONEWALL Q&A's with director Greta Schiller and Co-Director Robert Rosenberg following the 7:30 pm show on Friday, 6/28 and Saturday, 6/29 and after the 1:30 pm show on Sunday, 6/30. Saturday's shows will have intros by ONE Archive. [...]

LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents musicians from the Santa Monica Symphony featuring Susan Greenberg-Flute, Sara Canning-Clarinet, Guido Lamell-Violin, Carol Sandstrom-Viola and Tom Lloyd-Cello. The ensemble will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Crusell and Haydn. Beloved classical radio announcer Rich Capparela returns to Laemmle Live to host. Santa Monica Symphony, heralded by the Huffington Post as the "crown jewel of Southern California's community orchestras" has been serving the community through quality, free concerts since 1945.The Santa Monica Symphony enhances lifelong learning through special open rehearsals and performances at local [...]

KILLER UNICORN Q&A's after every show details are as follows.6/14, 6/15, 6/16 participants are:Jose Alvarez (writer/producer)Drew Bolton ( Director)Monica Garcia Bradley (plays Coke)Markus Kelle (plays Madame Mortimer)Isis vermouth (plays Party Host)On the first night only (6/14) added participants are:Tyler Stone (composer)Biblegirl666 (plays Jess Jizz)Biblegirl666 will introduce the 7:30 pm show on 6/14, and Isis Vermouth will introduce the following showings on 6/15-6/16. [...]

LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents Dyad, an innovative violin and bassoon duo on a quest to explore uncharted territory. After meeting at Juilliard, Niv Ashkenazi and Leah Kohn were inspired to create a new kind of chamber music. Unwilling to let a lack of repertoire stand in their way, they thrive on reimagining classic works as well as premiering new pieces. Through engaging, personal performances, they create connections between audience, performers, and music. Sunday's performance will include pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gernot Wolfgang, and Niccolo Paganini. Since their first performance in May 2015, they have given concerts for the [...]

MERATA filmmaker Hepi Mita and Taika Waititi ( Thor: Ragnarok and Boy ) will be joined by Chelsea Winstanley and executive producer Cliff Curtis ( Whale Rider , "Fear the Walking Dead") for a Q&A following the 5pm show on Sunday, 5/12 at the Ahrya Fine Arts. [...]

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR director Ry Russo-Young will participate in a Q&A moderated by Alex Ben Block following the 7:30 pm show on Thursday, 5/16. [...]

This is a Free Event! RSVP via Eventbrite LAEMMLE LIVE presents acclaimed klezmer gypsy-rock band Mostly Kosher, reconstructing Judaic and American cultural music through ravenous klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains. Mostly Kosher is a musical feast that "explodes into a global food-fight of Jazz, Latin, Rock, and Folk."In response to the poetry and folk music of Judaic roots, their original voice resounds with themes of social justice, human dignity and mutual understanding. Led by frontman Leeav Sofer, one of Jewish Journal’s "30 under 30" most accomplished professionals in the Los Angeles Jewish diaspora, Mostly Kosher is comprised of [...]

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 35th anniversary screening of one of the most popular sci-fi films of all-time, THE TERMINATOR , the movie that spawned one of the screen’s most profitable film franchises. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most iconic role, Linda Hamilton, and our special guest, Michael Biehn, THE TERMINATOR screens on Saturday, May 11th at 7:30pm at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills. Click here for tickets .Writer-director James Cameron and Producer Gale Ann Hurd had both apprenticed at Roger Corman’s low-budget factory, New World Pictures, in the late 1970s and early 1980s when they joined [...]

HESBURGH Q&A's with director Patrick Creadon following the 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm shows on Saturday, 5/4 at the Fine Arts. Producer Christine O'MAlley will Q&A after the 7:20 pm show on Friday, 5/3 at the Playhouse 7. [...]

The warmth and wit of celebrated playwright turned auteur Marcel Pagnol ( The Marseille Trilogy ) shines through in the enchanting slice-of-life comedy The Baker's Wife (1938). Returning once again to the Provençal countryside he knew intimately, Pagnol draws a vivid portrait of a close-knit village where the marital woes of a sweetly deluded baker (the inimitable Raimu, heralded by no less than Orson Welles as “the greatest actor who ever lived”) snowball into a scandal that engulfs the entire town. Marrying the director’s abiding concern for the experiences of ordinary people with an understated but superbly judged visual style, The Baker’s Wife [...]